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Awards and Recognition

 
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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:

  • Top 50 Safest Global Banks
    Global Finance Magazine, August 2012
  • One of the “World’s Most Admired Companies”
    Fortune Magazine, 2013 – Seventh Consecutive Year
  • Best Private Bank in U.S.
    Financial Times Group, November 2013 – Fifth Consecutive Year
  • Best Private Bank for Innovation
    Financial Times Group, November 2013
  • Best Custody Specialist in Asia Pacific Region
    The Asset Magazine, The Asset Securities and Fund Services Awards, March 2012 – Fourth Consecutive Year

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • One of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, April 2013
  • One of the Best Companies for Multicultural WomenWorking Mother Magazine, May 2012
  • UK’s Top 50 Employers for WomenThe Times, April 2012
  • For the 2011-12 United Way of Metropolitan Chicago campaign season, Northern Trust awarded:
    • The Community Spirit Award
    • Tocqueville Support Pillar Award
    • Frances Wisebart Jacobs Award
    • #1 Corporate Citizen
    • #1 Leadership Giving Company
  • Top 50 Company for Executive Women National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), February 2012 – Fourth Consecutive Year
  • Northern Trust named One of the Top 50 Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United StatesLatina Style Magazine, September 2011 – Fifth Consecutive Year
  • Northern Trust Selected as One of International Data Group's Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT — June 2011 – Ninth Consecutive Year
  • Best Places for Asians to Work — The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), September 2011
  • Northern Trust named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the North America Index for 2012 – Second Consecutive Year
  • Northern Trust achieves a perfect rating of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Best Places to Work for LGBT EqualityCorporate Equality Index, November 2011 – Sixth Consecutive Year

Workplace Flexibility

  • Best for Flexible Working Award
    Working Families (charity organization), October 2012
  • Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List
    Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, September 2012 – Third Consecutive Year
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
    Working Mother magazine, September 2012 – 21st Year on the List

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

  • U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Commercial Interior Platinum Certification — The Northern Trust Operating Services facility in Bangalore, India was awarded this award, which recognizes the use of designs and materials that minimize environmental impacts and a healthy and productive work environment, June 2011

Asset Servicing

  • 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, 2013-2008 (joint winner 2012)
  • Best European ETF Administrator
    ETFexpress Global Awards 2013 and 2012
  • Best Reporting Initiative
    American Financial Technology Awards, December 2012
  • Best Offshore Fund Administrator
    Hedgeweek USA Awards, July 2012
  • Hedge Fund Administrator of the Year and Transition Management Provider of the Year
    Custody Risk Magazine, May 2012
  • Best Administrator for UCITS Funds
    HFMWeek magazine’s Hedge Fund Services Awards, April 2012 – Second Consecutive Year
  • Best Administrator: Form PF Solutions
    HFM Week US Service Provider Awards 2012
  • Overall Business of the Year
    2012 Limerick Chamber Midwest Region Business Awards, November 2012
  • Transition Management Firm of the Year
    European Pensions Awards 2012, June 2012
  • IFSC Deal of the Year Award
    Finance Dublin, June 2012
  • Custody and Securities Services Provider of the Year*
    Professional Pensions, UK Pensions awards, May 2012 – Third Consecutive Year
  • Hedge Fund Administrator of the Year and Transition Management Provider of the Year
    Custody Risk Americas Awards 2012
  • Transition Management Provider of the Year
    Custody Risk Americas Awards, April 2012
  • Best Administrator for UCITS Funds
    HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Services Awards, March 2012 – Second Consecutive Year
  • Best Client Servicing Award in Asia Pacific Region
    Asia Asset Management magazine, Best of Best Awards, March 2012
  • Best Custody Specialist in Asia Pacific Region
    The Asset magazine, The Asset Securities and Fund Services Awards, March 2012 – Fourth Consecutive Year
  • No. 1 FX Provider in Asia
    Global Investor FX Survey, 2012 – Eighth Consecutive Year
  • Best Outsourcing Services Company
    The Compliance Register Platinum, November 2011
  • European Administrator of the Year
    Funds Europe Awards 2011
  • Global Securities Lender of the Year
    The Securities Lending Industry Awards, Fundamentals magazine, November 2011
  • Maximum 3 star accreditation by Investors in Customers (IIC),
    UK Transfer Agency Team Assessment 2011 against key customer service and relationship benchmarks
  • Best Services Company
    Limerick Region Business Awards 2011, October 2011
  • Best Global Investor Services House
    Euromoney Awards for Excellence, July 2011
  • Global Custody Award Winners
    UK Financial Times Business Pension & Investment Provider Awards, third year, May 2012
  • Custodian of the Year
    Professional Pensions UK Pensions Awards, May 2011

Asset Management

  • Best Places to Work
    Pension & Investments - December 2013
  • U.S. Fixed Income Municipal Manager of the Year
    Institutional Investor Magazine - May 2013
  • Leadership in Equity Indexing
    Institutional Investor Magazine - April 2011
  • Pensions & Investments Magazine’s 2013 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 
      • 14th largest manager - worldwide assets1
      • 14th 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
      • 15th largest manager - sponsored exchange-traded funds1
      • 5th largest manager - sovereign wealth funds1
      • 4th largest manager - central banks1
      • 7th largest manager - endowment/foundation assets
      • 6th largest manager - investment outsourcing assets1
    • 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
      • 13th 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 $758.9 billion as of December 31, 2012

Wealth Management

  • Best Global Custodian, Wealth Management Technology Offering
    WealthBriefing, May 2013
  • Best Private Wealth Manager
    Private Asset Management, February 2013
  • Ranked #2 on the Top 50 Family Offices
    Bloomberg, August 2013
  • Best Trust Company
    Family Office Review, June 2013
  • Ranked among the Top 10 Wealth Managers
    Barron's, September 2013
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