Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) announced today that it has been re-appointed by Independent Franchise Partners, LLP (IFP), to provide full investment operations outsourcing for its US$8.1 billion (approximately GB£5.2 billion) in assets under management.
As part of the broad mandate, Northern Trust will provide custody, investment operations, fund accounting, transfer agency, performance measurement and client reporting to the London based investment management group.
When IFP first approached Northern Trust in 2009, it was looking for one of the shortest launch periods we had seen in the industry from appointment to migration in 72 days, said Mark Herraman, head of investment operations outsourcing business development at Northern Trust. Now, three years later, we are delighted to continue to support them by taking away the administrative burden of investment management, enabling them to focus on capturing investment opportunities.
Northern Trust provides full and component outsourcing services to some of the world's most sophisticated and successful asset managers, on its strategic global platform.
Our integrated global technology platform can provide the transparency, control and speed-to-market that fund managers require, said Laurence Everitt, head of Global Fund Services UK at Northern Trust. Particularly in an environment of increasing regulatory and economic challenges, the ability to provide daily risk and performance data to our fund manager clients, in an accessible often mobile format is taking greater prominence.
We are pleased to continue to work with Northern Trust, an organization which consistently demonstrates a strong focus on its clients, said John Kelly Jones, chief operating officer at IFP. Northern Trust has demonstrated an ability to build and rapidly implement a flexible and robust platform to meet our aggressive launch date and support the diversity of our client base. This outsourced investment operations solution has also accommodated our rapid growth and allowed us to deliver the highest levels of service to our clients, and we continue to see value in outsourcing our investment operations.
Northern Trusts Global Fund Services business provides custody, fund administration and investment operations outsourcing solutions to investment managers across the globe and across the spectrum of asset classes.
About Independent Franchise Partners, LLP
Independent Franchise Parters, LLP is a fully independent investment management partnership founded in June 2009. The firm is dedicated to offering the Franchise investment approach to institutional investors. As of June 30, 2012, Independent Franchise Partners manages US$8 billion in assets across its Global and US Franchise strategies for a broad range of pension fund, endowment, foundation and family office clients globally. The firm measures its success through its long-term investment results and enduring client relationships. The partnership structure supports a focus on a single investment discipline; directly aligns the firms interests with its clients portfolio returns; and ensures ownership stability and the consistency of commercial priorities. For further information, please visit www.franchisepartners.com.
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 June 30, 2012, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$4.6 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$704.3 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.
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