Our Global Consultant Relations team works collaboratively with institutional investment consultants to provide insights, analysis and proactive communications about Northern Trust's capabilities, strategies and client service resources. Our goal is to maintain strong, productive relationships that benefit common clients and provide consultants with thoughtful research and investment expertise tailored to solve complex client challenges.
We are focusing our conversations with consultants and clients around our capabilities in the following areas:
In the coming months, we look forward to sharing the insights of our investment professionals as they develop thought leadership around "The Spectrum of Beta" and "The Retirement Plan of the Future.
Joanne Hickman is a Senior Vice President, Managing Director and Global Head of Consultant Relations for the asset management arm of Northern Trust, Chicago. Joanne will lead all efforts representing Northern Trust asset management and its investment capabilities to the global investment consultant community.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, she was Head of Consultant Relations for UBS Global Asset Management. Her extensive background includes roles with State Street Research & Management and with Zurich Investment Management (formerly Kemper Asset Management). Joanne has a first-hand understanding of the needs of consultants and their clients having been a consultant with Ennis, Knupp & Associates for 10 years. Her passion for the investment industry is evidenced by her involvement with The Women Investment Professionals (WIP) Association in Chicago, of which she is a cofounder.
She earned a B.S. from Elmhurst College and a M.B.A. from Loyola. She is Series 7, 24 and 63 licensed.
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