Socially Responsible Investing at Northern Trust
With nearly 25 years of experience managing socially responsible portfolios and billions in socially screened assets, Northern Trust can implement SRI strategies in many of our investment capabilities.
These include passive, active and tax-efficient strategies. Third-party research on environmental, social and governance policies and corporation management helps us build a variety of SRI strategies, including negative and positive screens, best-of-class stock selection and shareholder advocacy.
Northern Global Sustainability Index Fund (NSRIX)
Northern Trust's Global Sustainability Index Fund is designed to provide investment results that replicate the overall performance of the FTSE Global SustainabilitySM Index. This index selects broad, diversified global equities based on sector ranking of environmental, social and governance factors.
Standard and Poor's Equity Research awarded the Northern Trust Global Sustainability Index Fund the Gold award in S&P's first-ever U.S. Mutual Fund Excellence Awards Program. Award recipients were selected from 19,000 mutual funds and were recognized as consistently achieving the highest overall quantitative ranking of five stars in their category.
Northern Trust Compliance Monitoring®
Northern Trust also offers asset servicing clients a Web-based portfolio compliance service, Northern Trust Compliance Monitoring®. This allows customized monitoring of portfolio holdings against client-selected lists of securities or a wide range of standard SRI screens.
United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment
Northern Trust is a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) and member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). We are using the UN PRI as a framework to organize and coordinate our responsible ownership practices.
FTSE Global SustainabilitySM Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index comprised of large- and mid-cap developed market companies in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The index holds a broad, diversified set of global companies, selected based on regional sector ranking of environmental, social and governance factors. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
Please carefully read the prospectus and summary prospectus and consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of Northern Funds before investing. Call 800-595-9111 to obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contains this and other information about the funds.
Equity Risk: Equity securities (stocks) are more volatile and carry more risk than other forms of investments, including investments in high-grade fixed income securities. The net asset value per share of this fund will fluctuate as the value of the securities in the portfolio changes.
International Risk: International investing involves increased risk and volatility.
Index Fund Risk: The performance of the fund is expected to be lower than that of the FTSE Global Sustainability IndexSM because of fund fees and expenses. It is important to remember that there are risks associated with index investing, including the potential risk of market decline, as well as the risks associated with investing in specific companies. Northern Funds are distributed by Northern Funds Distributors, LLC, not affiliated with Northern Trust. NOT FDIC INSURED MAY LOSE VALUE NO BANK GUARANTEE
Steve Potter is President of Northern Trust asset management. He is also Executive Vice President of Northern Trust and sits on the Corporation’s Management Group.
From 2001 until 2008, Steve was based in London and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Europe, Middle East and Africa overseeing all of Northern Trust businesses in the region. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Trust Global Services Ltd. and Chairman of Northern Trust Global Investments, Ltd. He previously served in London as Segment Head, International and Global Fund Services.
Prior to moving to London, Steve served in Chicago as managing director of the Institutional Group within Northern Trust asset management. In this role he was responsible for global strategic planning, marketing, product development, client servicing and sales related to the institutional asset management business. Steve joined Northern Trust in 1982 and has 31 years of experience within the financial services industry.
Steve holds a B.A. in economics and history from Duke University and a MBA with concentrations in marketing and finance from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rush University Medical Center and The Solti Foundation. Steve also serves on the Financial Services Roundtable, the Board of the Institutional Investor Institute, and the Duke University Financial Economics Steering Committee. He is a member of the London Capital Club, The Worshipful Company of International Bankers, The Economic Club of Chicago and the Chicago Commonwealth Club.