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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 maximizing 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 potential 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.

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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