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Benchmark Customization

 
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Customized investment programs designed to match your objectives

In today's challenging financial markets, you look to your investment manager for insight, opinion and reliable solutions. At Northern Trust Asset Management we recognize 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 customized 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.

Greg Behar

Greg Behar

Director of Global Equity Investment Strategy
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Greg Behar

Director of Global Equity Investment Strategy
 

Greg Behar is a Senior Vice President and Director of Global Equity Investment Strategy at Northern Trust Asset Management. The Global Equity Strategy team collaborates with investors to provide the optimal path to achieving their investment objectives. The team provides investment thought leadership to investors globally and is responsible for developing comprehensive investment solutions and insights across the spectrum of index, engineered, and active equity strategies. Greg has published thought leadership pieces on topics relevant to global equity markets, including articles in Northern Trust’s Quarterly Equity Bulletin and Point of View, as well as The Journal of Index Investing. Greg was previously a Senior Investment Strategist for the Global Quantitative Management and Global Index Equity teams.
 
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Greg was a portfolio specialist for the active quantitative equity strategies at Deutsche Asset Management, conducting product development activities and representing investment strategies with clients, prospects, trustees and consultants. He was previously a portfolio specialist for traditional fundamental equity strategies at Zurich Scudder, providing clients and consultants with research and insights on a broad range of international and domestic strategies.
 
Greg received a B.A. in economics from Binghamton University.

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