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Alternative Investments


Northern Trust Alternatives
Northern Trust Alternatives is a focused alternatives solutions provider. By combining private equity and hedge fund investments under one umbrella, we have created a center of experience and a foundation for future offerings. Our mission is to be a trusted partner and provide a core allocation for both hedge and private equity funds for our clients.

Northern Trust Alternatives leverages strong manager relationships and research to develop solutions and services to meet investors'  risk and return needs.

About Northern Trust's Alternative Investments

The Northern Trust Alternatives team provides:

  • Scale and Experience – We have experience that extends more than 11 years.
  • Unique Sources of Alpha –  We are experienced investors in small- to mid-sized managers, starting early in their lifecycles, and have build our investment and stringent due diligence process around this strategy.
  • Risk Management and Oversight – We focus on risk management and oversight throughout the investment process to help you avoid unintended risk.
  • Boutique Firm Experience With Global Firm Advantages – Our team offers investors the attention you might expect from a boutique firm coupled with the stability and resources that a global firm can offer.
  • Continued Innovation – We continue to build new capabilities and serve as a center of expertise for alternative asset classes.


Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan

Chief Executive Officer
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Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan

Chief Executive Officer

Robert P. Morgan is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Northern Trust Alternatives Group, with management responsibility for the multi-disciplined alternative asset investments team. Bob previously was director of private equity with Northern Trust, a position he held since co-founding its private equity team in 2000.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Bob worked as a director at Frye-Louis Capital Advisors, LLC (FLCA), a Chicago-based private equity investment manager, and was responsible for all of the operations of FLCA, including the management of a private equity fund-of-funds. Prior to joining FLCA, he worked for Heller Financial, Inc., a middle-market commercial finance company, which was later acquired by General Electric. Bob was a senior vice president at Heller and was responsible for its private equity programs. Within Heller, he held several roles, including positions in the corporate finance group, corporate credit and Heller Equity Capital Corporation, Heller’s captive private equity fund. He has invested in more than 100 private equity funds covering the buyout, venture capital, structured high yield, real estate and international markets. While at Heller, Bob also oversaw a direct equity co-investment program which totaled approximately 20 investments.

Bob sits on the board of the Illinois Venture Capital Association and several fund advisory boards. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Emory University.

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Investment Products and Services are:

Not FDIC INSURED; May lose value; No bank guarantee

Investment advisory services are offered by Northern Trust Investments, Inc., an investment advisor registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation.

An investment advisor typically is deemed a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Securities Act of 1974 and must act with strict honesty and candor solely in the interest of the participants of the plan.

Securities products and services including brokerage activities are offered and sold by Northern Trust Securities, Inc., a broker-dealer and registered investment advisor, member FINRA, SIPC and a wholly owned subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation.

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