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Awards and Recognition


Northern Trust enjoys honors as a leading global financial institution and employer

Each year Northern Trust is recognized as an industry leader in both the services we provide our clients and the innovations we offer as an employer. Recent distinctions include:

  • Best Private Bank in U.S.
    Financial Times Group, October 2014 – Sixth Consecutive Year
  • A World's Most Ethical Company
    Ethisphere Institute, 2014
  • One of the “World’s Most Admired Companies”
    Fortune Magazine, 2014 – Eighth Consecutive Year

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Best Private Bank for Socially Responsible Investing
    Financial Times Group, October 2014
  • Corporate Support Pillar Award
    United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, June 2014
  • One of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women
    Working Mother Magazine, May 2014 - Third Consecutive Year
  • Northern Trust named to Exelon’s honor roll for Top Performers in Diversity & Inclusion
    Exelon, May 2014 – Fourth Consecutive Year
  • Top 50 Company for Executive Women
    National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), February 2014 – Sixth Consecutive Year
  • Northern Trust achieves a perfect rating of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundations’s Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality
    Corporate Equality Index, November 2013 – Seventh Consecutive Year
  • One of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens
    Corporate Responsibility Magazine, April 2013
  • One of the Top 50 Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United States
    Latina Style Magazine, April 2013
  • UK’s Top 50 Employers for Women
    The Times, April 2012
  • Northern Trust named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the North America Index for 2012 - Second Consecutive Year

Workplace Flexibility

  • Top Ten Employers for Working Families
    Working Families-UK, September 2014 – Third Consecutive Year
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
    Working Mother magazine, September 2014 – 23rd Year on the List
  • Best for Work Life Balance Strategy
    Employee Benefits Awards, 2014
  • 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List
    Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, September 2013 – Fourth Consecutive Year

Asset Servicing

  • European Administrator of the Year
    Funds Europe Awards 2014
  • Hedge Fund Administrator of the Year
    Custody Risk European Awards 2014
  • Highly Commended European Custodian of the Year
    Custody Risk European Awards 2014
  • Best Custody Specialist-Institutional
    The Asset, Triple A Asset Servicing Awards, July 2014
  • Hedge Fund Administrator of the Year
    Custody Risk Americas Awards 2014
  • Fund Administrator of the Year
    Custody Risk Americas Awards 2014
  • Transition Management Provider of the Year
    Custody Risk Americas Awards 2014
  • Broker Dealer Service Provider of the Year
    Custody Risk Americas Awards 2014
  • Best European Hedge Funds Administrator
    Hedgeweek Global Awards 2014
  • Global Custodian of the Year
    Central Banking Awards, January 2014
  • Best Administrator - hard to value assets
    HFM Week US Hedge Fund Services Awards 2013
  • Global Custody and Transition Management Award
    Financial Times UK Pension & Investment Provider Awards, May 2013
  • Servicing Award - Securities Lending
    aiCIO magazine's European Innovation Awards, May 2013
  • Hedge Fund Administrator of the Year and Transition Management Provider of the Year
    Custody Risk Americas Awards 2013
  • Best Administrator - Reporting Services
    HFM Week European Hedge Fund Services Awards, May 2013
  • Best Service Provider to ETFs in Europe
    Annual Global ETF Awards, 2014-2008 (joint winner 2014 and 2012)
  • Best European ETF Administrator
    ETFexpress Global Awards 2013 and 2012

Asset Management

  • Best Municipal Fixed Income Manager
  • Best Fixed Income Indexer
    Institutional Investor Magazine – May 2014
  • Best Places to Work
    Pension & Investments - December 2013
  • U.S. Fixed Income Municipal Manager of the Year
    Institutional Investor Magazine - May 2013
  • Pensions & Investments Magazine’s 2014 Special Report on the Largest Money Managers
    ranks Northern Trust among the top asset management firms in multiple categories, detailed below.
    • Ranked by Markets Served 
      • 13th largest manager - worldwide assets1
      • 12th largest manager - worldwide institutional assets2
      • 5th largest manager - U.S. institutional tax-exempt assets
      • 3rd largest manager - defined benefit assets
      • 11th largest manager - defined contribution assets
      • 13th largest manager - sponsored exchange-traded funds1
      • 5th largest manager - sovereign wealth funds1
      • 4th largest manager - central banks1
      • 4th largest manager - endowment/foundation assets
    • Ranked by Investment Strategy
      • 1st largest manager - cash
      • 3rd largest manager - passive international equity
      • 4th largest manager - passive domestic equity
      • 4th largest manager - passive domestic fixed income
      • 15th largest manager - emerging markets equity

1Total worldwide assets under management
2Worldwide institutional assets under management

The above rankings are not indicative of future performance. Rankings based on total worldwide assets under management of $884.5 billion as of December 31, 2013.

Wealth Management

  • Editor’s Award, Institutional Trust or Fiduciary Company
    Wealthbriefing GCC Region Awards, 2014
  • Editor’s Award, Global Custodian
    Wealthbriefing GCC Region Awards, 2014
  • Ranked among the Top 10 Wealth Managers in America
    Barron's, September 2014
  • 2014 CIO Award for Goals Powered Solutions
    CIO Magazine- June 2014
  • Ranked #2 on the Top 50 Family Offices
    Bloomberg, August 2014
  • Best Firm for Family Office and Philanthropy Services
    Euromoney, 2014
  • Best Single Family Office Service Provider
    Private Asset Management, 2014
  • Institutional Trust or Fiduciary Company Award
    WealthBriefing European Awards, 2014
  • Best Global Custodian, Wealth Management Technology Offering
    WealthBriefing May 2013
  • Best Private Wealth Manager
    Private Asset Management, February 2013