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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.
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Cash and Ultra Short


Make Better Use of Liquid Capital through Fundamental Research and Controlled Risk

Cash and Ultra-Short
As one of the largest and most experienced cash and ultra-short managers in the world, we offer a wide range of efficient and innovative investment solutions.

Investment Philosophy
We focus on investing short-term asset pools based upon our client's liquidity requirements, projected cash flow needs and risk tolerance. We select investments only from well-researched, high-quality securities and implement investment strategies that add value for the risk taken.

Proven Process
We construct portfolios within the parameters of agreed upon guidelines and use high quality securities and cutting-edge technology. Specific security selection and duration management reflect Northern Trust's assessment of relative valuations, interest rate trends, yield curve expectations and sector analysis.

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Services You'll Find

  • Automatic sweeps for trust and banking clients
  • Short-term investment management solutions
  • Direct investment services
  • Customized portfolio management

Why Work with Northern Trust

  • Expertise: Managing cash and ultra-short strategies for over 40 years.
  • Consultative Approach: We view our role as a resource extension for your investments, providing short-term investment solutions, based on liquidity analysis, cash flow needs and risk tolerance.
  • Proven Performance: Historical consistency of returns with lower volatility and downside protection backed by a well-defined investment philosophy and process.
  • Focus on Risk Management: Dedicated-credit risk management process, supported by state-of-the-art technology.
David Blake

David Blake

Director, International Fixed Income
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David Blake

David Blake

Director, International Fixed Income

David Blake is a Senior Vice President and Director of International Fixed Income at Northern Trust in London. David is responsible for the management of international fixed income for Northern Trust. Fund structures under management range from single currency short duration mandates to multicurrency long duration global government bonds – both active and passive.

After graduating in 1999 with a Master of Physics from Lancaster University, David worked for 3 years as a gilt repurchase agreement trader and short duration portfolio manager for HMT UK Debt Management Office.

David joined Northern Trust in 2003 as a Portfolio Manager covering the U.S. dollar and Euro books for securities lending cash re-investment and was appointed Senior Portfolio Manager in 2007.

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Investment insights, trend analysis and timely commentary from our investment experts.

Northern Trust Corporation. Head Office: 50 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A. Incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Products and services provided by subsidiaries of Northern Trust Corporation may vary in different markets and are offered in accordance with local regulation. For more information, read our legal and regulatory information about individual market offices.