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Meeting Your Fixed Income Liquidity Needs

How can Northern Trust meet your fixed income needs?

  • A Consultative Approach. We work with you to create a portfolio that seeks risk-efficient and cost-effective market exposure based on your risk and return objectives.
  • Breadth and Depth. We offer a number of funds and separately managed account structures — from cash management to long duration across multiple investment vehicles and currencies — in both active and index strategies.
  • Range of Vehicles. Choosing the right vehicle is critical to your investments' success. Our comprehensive selection process considers tax status, domicile, liquidity, compliance and flexibility.
  • Comprehensive Oversight. Our integrated risk management and compliance oversight process ensures a consistent, efficient and controlled investment processes at every stage of the investment cycle.

Actively Managing Portfolios at Every Stage to Maximize Your Return
Northern Trust takes a consistent approach to active fixed income management, focusing on identifying relative value at the issue and sector level, while closely monitoring and controlling portfolio risk relative to your chosen benchmark. Our emphasis on areas where we believe you will be compensated for moving away from benchmark exposure has resulted in superior risk-adjusted returns.

Proven Investment Philosophy

  • We use multiple investment strategies, including sector rotation, issue selection, and duration and yield curve management, to focus on total return.
  • Our investment process integrates portfolio management, strategy, research and trading to uncover "relative value."
  • Through our rigorous buy and sell discipline, we seek to add value by underweighting or avoiding problem credits and sectors.

Experience Supported by Research
Our experienced team of portfolio managers is supported by our proprietary credit research, and uses state-of-the-art technology to support quantitative decision-making. Our in-house economic research group conducts extensive fundamental analysis of the domestic and international macroeconomic environments. This research is used to determine value at the sector and security level.

Providing you Intelligent Indexing® Solutions
Maximizing returns while minimizing costs and preserving wealth. This is the ultimate goal for most investors. Northern Trust's Intelligent Indexing process helps investors achieve this goal through a disciplined investment approach focused on minimizing tracking error and managing total costs.

You can experience risk-efficient, cost-effective market exposure thanks to our Intelligent Indexing fixed income approach, which features:

  • Knowledgeable sampling
  • Cost-sensitive trading
  • Effective management of index changes

What Makes Intelligent Indexing Different?

  • Portfolio Construction – A thoughtful process of stratified sampling, supported by highly detailed, sector-specific analysis.
  • Diligent Trading – A critical focus on trading costs, especially bid/ask spreads, trade timing, selection of securities among close substitutes and intraday volatility.
  • Thorough Analysis – Ongoing analysis of index strategies, reducing performance drag and providing periodic opportunities to add incremental value to portfolios.
Doug Brown

Doug Brown

Business Development Executive - West
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Doug Brown

Business Development Executive - West
 

Doug Brown is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Western United States, Doug partners with registered investment advisors and financial intermediary advisor relationships by identifying investment solutions to help support and grow their practices. Doug has more than18 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, his career began on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE). More recently, Doug has held positions within several distribution channels at ING Funds and Cavanal Hill Funds. Doug is a graduate of the University of Arizona and holds FINRA Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65 licenses.

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John Cecchino

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John Cecchino

Business Development Executive - Northeast
 

John Cecchino is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive, John collaborates with registered investment advisors and financial intermediaries in the Northeast. An experienced investment management industry professional, John began his career in 2002. Before joining Northern Trust, he was a Regional Consultant at Thornburg Investment Management. John has held external, hybrid, and internal sales positions at UBS Asset Management, Tocqueville Asset Management, and Principal Financial Group. He earned a BA in Public Relations & Advertising from The Pennsylvania State University and currently holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses.

Fernando Muñoz, CIMA<sup>&reg;</sup>

Fernando Muñoz, CIMA®

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Fernando Muñoz, CIMA®

Business Development Executive - Southeast
 

Fernando Muñoz is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Southeast, Fernando partners with registered investment advisors and financial advisors by identifying investment solutions to help support and grow their business. Fernando has more than 25 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, his career began as a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. He was later recruited for leadership positions at Smith Barney where he served as a National Training Officer, Sales Manager and Consulting Group Regional Director. More recently, Fernando was a Regional Director at Davis Advisors, a privately held money management firm based in New York. He was responsible for marketing mutual funds and separately managed accounts. Fernando graduated in Finance from University of Texas at Arlington and received his Certified Investment Management Consultant (CIMA) designation from Wharton Graduate School of Business. He also holds FINRA Series 7, 8, and 66 securities licenses.

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Cody Poirier

Business Development Executive - Midwest
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Business Development Executive - Midwest
 
Cody Poirier is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Midwest, Cody is primarily responsible for RIA and financial intermediary advisor relationships. Cody has more than a decade of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Cody was Vice President with PAX World Investments responsible for institutional and intermediary business development in the Midwest; a Regional Vice President with Invesco in the Northeast; an internal associate with Calamos Investments in Naperville; and an Equity Trader with Great Point Capital in Chicago. Cody earned a BBA in Finance from the University of Iowa and an MBA in Finance from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. Cody holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses.
Matt Radano, CIMA®

Matt Radano, CIMA®

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Matt Radano, CIMA®

Business Development Executive - Mid-Atlantic
 
Matt is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Matt is responsible for new business development and client service. He has more than 18 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Matt was the Divisional Vice President and Regional Director for Aria Retirement Solutions. He also spent 10 years at Brinker Capital, where he began as an Investment Consultant, and later became the Regional Director for the Southeast Territory. Matt was a financial Advisor for 5 ½ years at AXA Equitable and began his career with Vanguard helping DC Plan participants. Matt holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses. Additionally, Matt is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association and was awarded its Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation in 2007.
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Doug Brown

Doug Brown

Business Development Executive - West
 

Doug Brown is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Western United States, Doug partners with registered investment advisors and financial intermediary advisor relationships by identifying investment solutions to help support and grow their practices. Doug has more than18 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, his career began on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE). More recently, Doug has held positions within several distribution channels at ING Funds and Cavanal Hill Funds. Doug is a graduate of the University of Arizona and holds FINRA Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65 licenses.

John Cecchino

John Cecchino

Business Development Executive - Northeast
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John Cecchino

John Cecchino

Business Development Executive - Northeast
 

John Cecchino is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive, John collaborates with registered investment advisors and financial intermediaries in the Northeast. An experienced investment management industry professional, John began his career in 2002. Before joining Northern Trust, he was a Regional Consultant at Thornburg Investment Management. John has held external, hybrid, and internal sales positions at UBS Asset Management, Tocqueville Asset Management, and Principal Financial Group. He earned a BA in Public Relations & Advertising from The Pennsylvania State University and currently holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses.

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Fernando Muñoz, CIMA®

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Fernando Muñoz, CIMA®

Business Development Executive - Southeast
 

Fernando Muñoz is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Southeast, Fernando partners with registered investment advisors and financial advisors by identifying investment solutions to help support and grow their business. Fernando has more than 25 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, his career began as a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. He was later recruited for leadership positions at Smith Barney where he served as a National Training Officer, Sales Manager and Consulting Group Regional Director. More recently, Fernando was a Regional Director at Davis Advisors, a privately held money management firm based in New York. He was responsible for marketing mutual funds and separately managed accounts. Fernando graduated in Finance from University of Texas at Arlington and received his Certified Investment Management Consultant (CIMA) designation from Wharton Graduate School of Business. He also holds FINRA Series 7, 8, and 66 securities licenses.

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Business Development Executive - Midwest
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Cody Poirier

Cody Poirier

Business Development Executive - Midwest
 
Cody Poirier is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Midwest, Cody is primarily responsible for RIA and financial intermediary advisor relationships. Cody has more than a decade of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Cody was Vice President with PAX World Investments responsible for institutional and intermediary business development in the Midwest; a Regional Vice President with Invesco in the Northeast; an internal associate with Calamos Investments in Naperville; and an Equity Trader with Great Point Capital in Chicago. Cody earned a BBA in Finance from the University of Iowa and an MBA in Finance from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. Cody holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses.
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Matt Radano, CIMA®

Matt Radano, CIMA®

Business Development Executive - Mid-Atlantic
 
Matt is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Matt is responsible for new business development and client service. He has more than 18 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Matt was the Divisional Vice President and Regional Director for Aria Retirement Solutions. He also spent 10 years at Brinker Capital, where he began as an Investment Consultant, and later became the Regional Director for the Southeast Territory. Matt was a financial Advisor for 5 ½ years at AXA Equitable and began his career with Vanguard helping DC Plan participants. Matt holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses. Additionally, Matt is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association and was awarded its Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation in 2007.
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Frank Szymanek

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Business Development Executive
 

Frank Szymanek is a Senior Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. He is an Business Development Executive responsible for market development across the financial intermediary channel and supports the sales and relationship management efforts for sub-advisory and insurance clients. Frank has more than 25 years of investment industry experience and joined Northern Trust in 1994. Previously he was a senior product manager responsible for developing, positioning and servicing fixed income products. He was also a manager of the firm’s institutional client servicing team, and has held a variety of roles including new business development, relationship management and as a portfolio specialist.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Frank worked at First Chicago Bank, American National Bank and KPMG Peat Marwick. He earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and economics from Elmhurst College and a JD from John Marshall Law School. Frank is also a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and a CIMA (Certified Investment Management Analyst). He holds FINRA Series 7, Series 3, Series 63 and Series 24 securities licenses.

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Doug Brown

Business Development Executive - West
 

Doug Brown is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Western United States, Doug partners with registered investment advisors and financial intermediary advisor relationships by identifying investment solutions to help support and grow their practices. Doug has more than18 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, his career began on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE). More recently, Doug has held positions within several distribution channels at ING Funds and Cavanal Hill Funds. Doug is a graduate of the University of Arizona and holds FINRA Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65 licenses.

John Cecchino

John Cecchino

Business Development Executive - Northeast
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John Cecchino

John Cecchino

Business Development Executive - Northeast
 

John Cecchino is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive, John collaborates with registered investment advisors and financial intermediaries in the Northeast. An experienced investment management industry professional, John began his career in 2002. Before joining Northern Trust, he was a Regional Consultant at Thornburg Investment Management. John has held external, hybrid, and internal sales positions at UBS Asset Management, Tocqueville Asset Management, and Principal Financial Group. He earned a BA in Public Relations & Advertising from The Pennsylvania State University and currently holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses.

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Fernando Muñoz, CIMA®

Business Development Executive - Southeast
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Fernando Muñoz, CIMA<sup>&reg;</sup>

Fernando Muñoz, CIMA®

Business Development Executive - Southeast
 

Fernando Muñoz is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Southeast, Fernando partners with registered investment advisors and financial advisors by identifying investment solutions to help support and grow their business. Fernando has more than 25 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, his career began as a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. He was later recruited for leadership positions at Smith Barney where he served as a National Training Officer, Sales Manager and Consulting Group Regional Director. More recently, Fernando was a Regional Director at Davis Advisors, a privately held money management firm based in New York. He was responsible for marketing mutual funds and separately managed accounts. Fernando graduated in Finance from University of Texas at Arlington and received his Certified Investment Management Consultant (CIMA) designation from Wharton Graduate School of Business. He also holds FINRA Series 7, 8, and 66 securities licenses.

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Cody Poirier

Business Development Executive - Midwest
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Cody Poirier

Cody Poirier

Business Development Executive - Midwest
 
Cody Poirier is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Midwest, Cody is primarily responsible for RIA and financial intermediary advisor relationships. Cody has more than a decade of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Cody was Vice President with PAX World Investments responsible for institutional and intermediary business development in the Midwest; a Regional Vice President with Invesco in the Northeast; an internal associate with Calamos Investments in Naperville; and an Equity Trader with Great Point Capital in Chicago. Cody earned a BBA in Finance from the University of Iowa and an MBA in Finance from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. Cody holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses.
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Matt Radano, CIMA®

Business Development Executive - Mid-Atlantic
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Matt Radano, CIMA®

Matt Radano, CIMA®

Business Development Executive - Mid-Atlantic
 
Matt is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Matt is responsible for new business development and client service. He has more than 18 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Matt was the Divisional Vice President and Regional Director for Aria Retirement Solutions. He also spent 10 years at Brinker Capital, where he began as an Investment Consultant, and later became the Regional Director for the Southeast Territory. Matt was a financial Advisor for 5 ½ years at AXA Equitable and began his career with Vanguard helping DC Plan participants. Matt holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses. Additionally, Matt is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association and was awarded its Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation in 2007.
Emily Meyer

Emily Meyer

Business Development Executive – North
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Emily Meyer

Business Development Executive – North
 

Emily Meyer is a Vice President and Business Development Executive at Northern Trust Asset Management. In her role, Emily is responsible for the firms' relationships with bank trust institutions located in the Northern United States. Emily has more than 13 years of investment industry experience.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Emily was a Vice President with two boutique investment management firms, one focused on currency strategies and the other on tactical asset allocation portfolios. At both firms, Emily's role was focused on building distribution infrastructure as well as raising capital for their respective asset management products.

In line with her current responsibilities, Emily began her career at Fidelity Investments where she worked with Bank Trust institutions and Registered Investment Advisors across the country. Emily holds a B.S. from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN and an MBA from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. Emily is a member of the Women in ETFs global leadership team, a women's networking organization in the exchange traded fund industry. She currently holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses.

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Tom Nussbaum

Business Development Executive – South
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Tom Nussbaum

Business Development Executive – South
 

Tom Nussbaum is a Vice President at Northern Trust Asset Management. As the Business Development Executive for the Banking Channel covering the Southern half of the United States, Tom partners with bank trust departments and investment areas to develop solutions that help them meet the needs of their client's.

Tom has more than 23 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, he has served in the roles of a BDO, SVP Senior Wealth Management Officer running a Community Bank Trust Department and most recently as a Regional Director for Forward/Salient. Tom is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and a member of their Athletic Hall of Fame, he holds his series 7 and Series 63 licenses.

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