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Fixed Income Solutions



As an experienced fixed income manager, we know that the best strategy is one that meets your needs. Our fixed income strategies follow a conservative investment philosophy that doesn’t involve leverage, derivatives or currency trading. Rather, we use research and analysis bolstered by our trading and risk management experience, to identify strategies that offer the most value for the risk taken.

With teams in the United States, Europe and Asia, our global presence gives you access to a full spectrum of fixed income issuers and securities:

Cash Management. From money market funds to custom cash strategies, we can help you manage cash by aligning your strategy with your risk, liquidity and return criteria.

Ultra-Short. For investors interested in maximizing income while maintaining reasonable liquidity, our ultra-short strategies invest in high quality, liquid investments with durations ranging from overnight to five years.

Core and Core Plus. For investors seeking active management that uses fundamental research and risk management to identify strategies against a variety of benchmarks along the interest rate and credit curves for longer-term exposure to investment- and noninvestment-grade bonds (3 to 15 years).

High Yield. If you are a more aggressive investor interested in higher current income with the potential for capital appreciation, high-yield (lower rated) corporate bonds may be an appropriate choice.

Index Management. Investors seeking low-cost, risk-efficient market exposure appreciate our global index management solutions. Our experts can help you identify the appropriate investment strategies across a range of global markets and benchmarks.

Municipals. For investors interested in managing their tax burden, we offer actively managed, relative-value style municipal bond management.


We understand that because the market is dynamic, our investment strategies must be as well. Keeping our conservative philosophy in mind, we create high quality, well diversified, liquid investment portfolios by combining:
  • Thorough fundamental research
  • Trading expertise
  • Risk management
  • Distinctive portfolio design
  • Global trading platform


Our dedicated portfolio management team works with you to create a customized, flexible program that meets your investment, liquidity, tax and reporting needs. To do this, we:
    1. Consult with you to understand your goals and identify the appropriate levels of risk and return to achieve them.
    2. Find the right structure from a number of funds and separately managed account structures across multiple investment vehicles and currencies
    3. Select the right investments based on a range of criteria, including tax status, domicile, liquidity and flexibility


We provide a customized, flexible program that meets your investment, liquidity, tax and reporting needs, supported by fixed income investment professionals who will put their expertise and knowledge to work for you. Our teams around the globe can help identify the right securities and issuers to meet your needs. Let us show you how Northern Trust's fixed income management capabilities can help meet your investment objectives. Contact David Blake at +44 (0)20-7982-3446 or
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Director, International Fixed Income
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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.

Insights & Research

SEC Approves Changes to Money Market Funds [PDF]

What you need to know about recent action by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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

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