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Defined Contribution Solutions

 

Northern Trust offers a tailored suite of services to help you give your participants something to look forward to: their future. Empower your participants with a DC plan supported by a thoughtful array of investment design, plan structure and implementation strategies.

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Insights & Research

 
DC Participant Outcomes

Key Considerations in 2014 to Drive Better DC Participant Outcomes

Learn ways to improve your DC plan and participant outcomes in 2014.
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DC Tracker

DC Tracker as of December 31, 2013

Explore insights into how DC participants are investing for retirement.
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Making Target Retirement Date Funds Work

Making Target Retirement Date Funds Work - December 2013

Discover what drives the Northern Trust glidepath construction and how it evolves over time.
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Path Forward 2013

Path Forward 2013: The Ideal DC Plan May Be Closer Than You Think

Northern Trust surveyed 1,000 plan participants about their employer-sponsored plans. What they said is telling. How you respond matters.
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Jim Danaher

Jim Danaher

Managing Director
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Jim Danaher

Jim Danaher

Managing Director
 

Jim Danaher is a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Defined Contribution Solutions at Northern Trust in Chicago. His primary responsibilities include directing the structure, implementation and maintenance of investment products for defined contribution plans. This includes managing research to identify new investment products, enhancing existing offerings, including target retirement date investments, and developing new distribution strategies to the marketplace.

He serves as a conduit between investment teams that include portfolio management and investment strategy, and Northern Trust’s distribution groups. He is a member of the Northern Trust Defined Contribution Investment Policy Committee, which oversees the management of the Northern Trust Focus Funds, Northern Trust's flagship target retirement date series. He guides Northern Trust’s ongoing defined contribution research series, the Path Forward, and continually authors research on defined contribution plans for Northern Trust's Asset Management publication, Point of View.

Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2008, Jim was an investment advisor with Aon Investment Consulting. His primary responsibilities included the sales and support of investment policy development, fund evaluation and management searches, and investment education strategies for qualified retirement plans.

He has more than 20 years of experience in providing guidance to plan sponsors for their defined contribution programs. He has testified before the ERISA Advisory Council’s Working Group on Financial Literacy of Plan Participants and the Role of the Employer. He has worked with several large employers in the financial services, hospitality and telecommunications industries. His largest client engagement to-date involved a defined contribution program with more than 200,000 participants. Jim attended St. Louis University and has attained his FINRA Series 6 and 63 registrations. He is a member of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association.

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Point of View
Investment insights, trend analysis and timely commentary from our investment experts.