John Krieg has been appointed global head of institutional distribution at Northern Trust Asset Management, a new role created to lead the development and implementation of investment solutions for clients spanning regions and markets.
Based in Chicago, Krieg leads the global institutional sales and consultant relations teams. He brings 25 years of experience in business strategy, product innovation, thought leadership and sales/marketing serving institutional investors. Most recently he was located in London as Managing Director for Asset Management for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.
"As our investment business expands to new markets, we see a substantial opportunity to offer a broader range of products to support global investors," said Stephen N. Potter, President of Northern Trust Asset Management. "John Krieg is well positioned to lead this effort, following his success in bringing new investment clients to Northern Trust in EMEA through focused sales efforts, thought leadership and product innovation."
Jason J. Tyler, Global Head of Client Solutions, said: "This new role enables John Krieg to build on the global momentum we have established with our investment solutions. Engineered Equity, Defined Contribution Solutions and Outsourced Chief Investment Officer services are all core to our growth strategy and John's background is ideal for this effort."
As Managing Director in EMEA since 2010, Krieg built business development teams across the Nordics, Benelux, Middle East and United Kingdom, and initiated expansion into Switzerland and sub-Saharan Africa. He led the development of market-leading product research and investor surveys on custom and alternative indexing and factor investing, and his team worked closely with many of the region's largest asset owners, including sovereign wealth funds, central banks, pensions and fiduciary managers. From 2011 through 2013, new institutional investor clients contributed to strong growth in EMEA, with assets under management more than doubling to $114 billion in the region.
Before his EMEA post, Krieg was director of global investment product management. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2002, he was director of relationship management and fixed income products for TimesSquare Capital Management in New York, and previously held sales and relationship management positions with Credit Suisse Asset Management, Hewitt Associates and Towers Perrin. He is a CFA Charterholder and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, and earned an M.B.A. degree from DePaul University and a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Asset Management at Northern Trust comprises Northern Trust Investments, Inc., Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K., NT Global Advisors, Inc. and investment personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited and The Northern Trust Company.
About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. Chicago-based Northern Trust has offices in 19 states, Washington, D.C., and 19 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2014, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$924.4 billion. For 125 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 and follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.
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