Your preference has been saved. Remove your saved preference.
You must supply both a username and a password to login.
You must supply a username, password and token to login.
Sign on
Passport secured login icon  
Wealth Management
Asset Management
Asset Servicing
Insights & Research
About Northern Trust
Search go
Click to close drop down menu.
Click to close drop down menu.
Financial Intermediary
Learn about asset management solutions designed for Retirement Plan Advisors, TAMPs/Outsourcing Providers, Subadvisory Program Sponsors, RIAs/Financial Advisors and Trust Institutions.
Learn about asset management solutions including: global index management, active equity and fixed income, target retirement date funds, and manager of manager programs.
Get answers to your investment challenges with asset management capabilities including alternatives, exchange traded funds, fixed income, mutual funds and tax-advantaged equity.
Click to close drop down menu.
Northern Trust Logo

Northern Trust Press Release


Northern Trust Names Carl R. Tannenbaum Chief Economist



CHICAGO, July 16, 2012 —

Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) has appointed Carl R. Tannenbaum, a recognized banking industry leader in economics and risk management, as its Chief Economist. He succeeds Paul Kasriel, who retired from Northern Trust earlier this year.

Since 2008, Tannenbaum, 52, has served as Senior Vice President and Head of the Risk Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Previously, he was Chief Economist and Head of Balance Sheet Management at LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO. He began LaSalle Bank's economic unit in 1985, and has been a frequent speaker on economic and risk topics.

As head of Northern Trust's global economic research function, Tannenbaum will monitor economic and political developments worldwide, forecast major economic indicators and communicate his views to internal colleagues and external clients. Tannenbaum's first commentary as Northern Trust Chief Economist may be found here. He will report to Chief Credit Officer Mark J. Van Grinsven.

"We are pleased to welcome Carl to Northern Trust to direct our economic research and provide his insights into today's challenging economic and business conditions," Northern Trust Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frederick H. Waddell said. "We look forward to sharing Carl's economic commentaries and expert opinion on the global economy with our clients and other stakeholders."

At the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, Tannenbaum helped develop responses to the recent financial crisis. He managed a team diagnosing financial risk, its implication for the broad economy and policy choices to address it. He served as the head of the entire Federal Reserve System's risk group in Washington for a year that ended in March, working closely with Federal Reserve System Governors and senior officials.  

Carl is an expert on economic policy, financial markets and risk management. He has developed processes to monitor these subjects in both in the public and private sectors, becoming a key participant in the Federal Reserve's annual stress tests for the banking system.      

He received a bachelor's degree in finance and economics and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. He is a past chairman of the Conference of Business Economists and also a past president of the National Association for Business Economics, the North American Asset/Liability Management Association, and the Bank Administration Institute's Treasury Commission. 

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, banking solutions and fiduciary services for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust, a financial holding company based in Chicago, has offices in 18 U.S. states and 16 international locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of March 31, 2012, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$4.6 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$716.5 billion. For more than 120 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit www.northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.