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Learn about asset management solutions designed for Retirement Plan Advisors, TAMPs/Outsourcing Providers, Subadvisory Program Sponsors, RIAs/Financial Advisors and Trust Institutions.
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Cash and Ultra-Short


Make Better Use of Liquid Capital through Fundamental Research and Controlled Risk

Cash and Ultra-Short
As one of the largest and most experienced cash and ultra-short managers in the world, we offer a wide range of efficient and innovative investment solutions.

Investment Philosophy
We focus on investing short-term asset pools based upon our client's liquidity requirements, projected cash flow needs and risk tolerance. We select investments only from well-researched, high-quality securities and implement investment strategies that add value for the risk taken.

Proven Process
We construct portfolios within the parameters of agreed upon guidelines and use high quality securities and cutting-edge technology. Specific security selection and duration management reflect Northern Trust's assessment of relative valuations, interest rate trends, yield curve expectations and sector analysis.

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Services You'll Find

  • Automatic sweeps for trust and banking clients
  • Short-term investment management solutions
  • Direct investment services
  • Customized portfolio management

Why Work with Northern Trust

  • Expertise: Managing cash and ultra-short strategies for over 40 years.
  • Consultative Approach: We view our role as a resource extension for your investments, providing short-term investment solutions, based on liquidity analysis, cash flow needs and risk tolerance.
  • Proven Performance: Historical consistency of returns with lower volatility and downside protection backed by a well-defined investment philosophy and process.
  • Focus on Risk Management: Dedicated-credit risk management process, supported by state-of-the-art technology.
Scott Warner

Scott Warner

Director, Fixed Income Product Management
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Scott Warner

Scott Warner

Director, Fixed Income Product Management

Scott B. Warner is a Vice President and Director of Fixed Income Product Management at Northern Trust in Chicago. 

In this role, Scott is responsible for the investment product capabilities of Northern Trust Asset Management’s fixed income business across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. His responsibilities include product positioning, development, innovation, and delivery. Prior to his current role, Scott was a senior portfolio manager in the Ultra Short Fixed Income group responsible for separately managed accounts for taxable and tax-exempt mandates. Scott was also the Co-Manager of the Northern Trust Ultra Short Fixed Income Fund (NUSFX) from June 2009 until March 2012. Previously, Scott was a portfolio manager in short duration fixed income and was responsible for the collective funds and various custom cash funds.

Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2000, Scott was responsible for client servicing, mutual fund accounting, and fund administration at The Wadsworth Group in Phoenix, Arizona., now part of US Bancorp Fund Services, LLC.

Scott received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in accounting, economics, finance, and international business.  He received a B.S. in finance with honors from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Scott is a member of the CFA® Society of Chicago and the National CFA Institute.  He also serves as a board member of Art Encounter (www.artencounter.org).


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