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Disciplined Research; Commitment to Quality

You want your equity investments to deliver excess returns, but you're sensitive to volatility. Our research shows that quality companies outperform the market over time, typically with less volatility. That's why Northern Trust has incorporated quality in its investment processes for more than 40 years.

Whatever your desired exposure, our active equity strategies focus on maximising returns, leveraging our disciplined research.

Our Core Quality Philosophy Drives Success
Northern Trust's core quality philosophy is based on thorough analysis, seeking strong competitive market position, earnings sustainability and strong, prudent management. Our focus on quality lies at the heart of our equity approach and sets us apart from other asset managers. This foundation helps us create and manage active equity portfolios that seek superior performance - typically with less volatility and increased protection in down markets.

Research-Based Solutions
Whether you are seeking a specific geographic or style exposure for your active equity portfolio, Northern Trust provides a range of fundamental research-driven strategies to meet your needs.

  • International – Best in class, geographic concentrations include global and world ex-U.S. mandates.
  • U.S. Large Cap Core strategy - designed to generate returns in excess of the S&P 500 over the full market cycle by investing in high-quality, large cap companies.
  • U.S. Large Cap Growth strategy – combining a top-down view of macroeconomic trends and individual stock selection.
  • U.S. Large Cap Value strategy – seeks to identify quality companies selling at a discount to our researched intrinsic value.
  • Specialty mandates:
    • Income equity: exposures with enhanced income and reduced volatility
    • Innovation/technology: innovation with a quality bias

A Range of Vehicles to meet your needs
Choosing the right vehicle is important to your investments’ overall success.  We offer a full range of structures and we work with you to determine which one best suits your needs - considering tax status, domicile, liquidity, compliance and flexibility.

Want to Learn More?
Find out how the knowledge, insights and resources of Northern Trust’s experienced investment professionals can help you build portfolios aligned with your investment objectives.

Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Investing, Asset Management
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Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Investing, Asset Management
 
Mamadou-Abou Sarr is the Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing at Northern Trust Asset Management 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 business development.
 
Mamadou has also a strong link to the Global Equity Strategist team support the advancement of Engineered Equity product positioning, capabilities, and business in EMEA and APAC regions.   
 
Mamadou has over a decade of experience working in asset management and capital markets. Prior HSBC Global Asset Management, he worked for Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Amundi Alternative Investments and for Citigroup. His responsibilities included all aspects of the global business including trading, sales and client service and product development.
 
Mamadou is the Chairperson of the Outreach sub-committee and a member of the Listed Equity Steering Committee of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).  He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute from for Securities & Investment, a former board member of the Islamic Finance Qualification and a member of the CFA UK Institute. Mamadou was named in the Financial News “Top 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management” in 2014.
 
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 and received the Islamic Finance Qualification from the Chartered Institute from Securities & Investment.

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