In today's challenging financial markets, you look for insight, opinion and reliable solutions from your investment manager. Northern Trust asset management recognises that every client is unique, so we use a special skill that's the hallmark of our investment approach - listening. We collaborate with our clients to understand their wants, needs, and long term investment goals as well as their limitations, be they by design or by governance.
Overcoming Barriers to Success
Institutional investors often omit or hastily consider an important step in the investment decision process, namely selecting and refining the respective indices to be used. In doing so, investors may be missing an opportunity to truly understand the indices they are using and the potential exposure they are receiving through fully or partially replicated portfolios.
Actively Designed, Passively Managed
At Northern Trust we offer investors the opportunity to actively design their benchmark. This allows investors to work with us to tailor their index to meet their exact requirements based on their objectives, risk tolerance, liabilities, sector or home bias and liquidity needs. Then we create a passively managed portfolio that tracks the customised index. In other words, the “active bets” or exposures are embedded in the custom benchmark, which is then passively managed.
Delivering Answers Beyond the Expected
We invite you to harness the expertise, flexibility and innovation of one of the most trusted, stable and experienced global asset managers, built from the fiduciary heritage of Northern Trust around our principles of service, expertise and integrity.
Mamadou-Abou Sarr is the Managing Director of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing where he is responsible for ESG innovation and product development across our array of asset class capabilities. Mamadou has a key role within Northern Trust to proactively develop new ideas to ensure that ESG thinking remains central to our business development.
Mamadou will retain a strong link to the Global Equity Strategist team to support the advancement of our global index equity product positioning, capabilities, and business in EMEA and APAC regions.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Mamadou was with HSBC Global Asset Management as a quantitative product specialist responsible for quantitative strategies across all asset classes in EMEA.
Before HSBC, Mamadou worked within the Business Development Service department at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) where he was covering portable alpha and liability driven strategies. Prior to this position Mamadou worked as a fund of hedge fund marketing analyst at Amundi Alternative Investments covering Commodity Trading Advisor and Global Macro funds. Mamadou started his career as a FX Sales Trader for Citigroup based in Senegal.
Mamadou received his B.A. in economics from the Université Jean Monnet and holds a Specialised Master in international project management from the European School of Management (ESCP Europe), Paris. Additionally, he holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and received the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) from the Chartered Institute from Securities & Investment (CISI). Mamadou is an Associate of the Chartered Institute from Securities & Investment (ACSI) and a former board member of the Islamic Finance Qualification and a member of the CFA UK Institute.
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