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Tax Advantaged Equity


Seeks to Maximize After-Tax Returns with Target Equity Market Exposure and Active Tax Management

Capital gains taxes can significantly erode the total return for taxable investors. Therefore, tax considerations should be one of the primary objectives in the portfolio management process.

Northern Trust's tax advantaged equity team will work with you to develop a customized, flexible, tax-efficient solution.

Our Philosophy

Northern Trust seeks to provide customized risk-efficient, cost-effective market exposure and strong after-tax investment returns through an in-depth understanding of our taxable clients’ complex investment and tax objectives.

Our Strategy

  • Provides a similar pre-tax return to your chosen equity benchmark.
  • Seeks to maximize long-term after-tax total returns through active tax management, capital gain or loss realization, aggressive transaction cost management and proprietary risk management.
  • Is applied to over 30 different custom, domestic and international benchmarks, including both ADR and local shares.
  • Designed to offer a flexible, consultative program to meet your investment and tax needs that can be dynamically adjusted to changes in your tax situation.
  • Emphasizes ongoing communication between you and our experienced tax advantaged equity portfolio management team.

Our Investment Process

Customized and flexible tax-advantaged programs are designed to meet your unique long-term investment objectives.

  • Listen. Your dedicated portfolio management team works with you to integrate your specific goals into your tax advantaged equity portfolio.
  • Trade. Regular trading is conducted to consider portfolio objectives, wash sale rules, and transaction cost minimization.
  • Communicate. Our team will regularly communicate with you to ensure investment objectives are met and determine if modifications to the process need to be made.


Why Northern Trust for Tax Advantaged Equity?

  • Over 20 years of success providing global, tax-managed market exposure to our clients.
  • A dedicated portfolio management team with an average of 13 years of financial industry experience.
  • Customized and flexible tax-advantaged equity programs designed to meet your unique investment objectives.
  • Regular communication from initial account set-up and ongoing portfolio management.
Greg Behar

Greg Behar

Director of Global Equity Investment Strategy
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Greg Behar

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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