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Supporting European exchange traded funds across a broad range of dealing methodologies and global asset classes

Northern Trust is a pioneer in the servicing of European exchange traded funds (ETFs) and a recognised industry leader. Through our understanding of the dynamics and challenges of the European ETF market, we have implemented solutions to support both primary and secondary market trading and to help overcome the challenges for efficient settlement presented by cross-border distribution.
 
Servicing European ETFs since 2000, Northern Trust offers comprehensive specialist support for our clients across the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia through a dedicated ETF group including:

  • Custody, fund administration, trustee services, securities lending and financial reporting
  • Support physical, synthetic and hybrid ETF models, including both cash and in-specie dealing methodologies
  • Administer a broad range of global assets, including equities, fixed income, real estate, infrastructure, listed private equity, regional and sector specific ETFs
  • Support primary and secondary market trading with links to main market makers, fund registrars and issuing agents
  • More timely and efficient settlement throughout Europe and the Middle East through ETP Direct, our unique settlement solution

Recognised industry leadership

  • Voted 'Best Service Provider' to ETFs in Europe at the Annual Global ETF Awards in New York for six consecutive years: 2008-2014
  • Awarded 'Best European ETF Adiministrator', ETFexpress Global Awards
Douglas Gee

Douglas Gee

Head of Business Development Europe, Middle East and Africa
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Douglas Gee

Douglas Gee

Head of Business Development Europe, Middle East and Africa
 
Douglas joined Northern Trust in 2008 and has over 19 years of business development experience, the last seven of which have been spent in the banking and asset servicing industry. Douglas is currently responsible for leading Northern Trust’s EMEA business development group in London. He manages sales teams in Stockholm, Amsterdam, London, Dublin, Luxembourg, Channel Islands and the Middle East, responsible for offering the breath of Northern Trust’s asset servicing and capital markets solutions to both asset owner and asset manager communities. 

Prior to assuming this responsibility in September 2015, Douglas spent four years leading Northern Trust’s Institutional Investor Group (IIG) Business Development team for UK, Ireland and latterly Africa, with responsibility for offering Northern Trust’s services to pension fund, insurance, sovereign wealth fund, central banking and charity sectors. 

Douglas has been instrumental in maintaining and developing Northern Trust's focus on the pension fund industry and works with Northern Trust’s Retirement Solution Practice, an advisory group dedicated to helping institutions navigate the complexities of the global retirement market.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Douglas worked in the IT industry for 12 years, specialising in business development for Morse Group Plc and Computacenter Plc.

He earned a B.Sc. degree, with honours, in Computer Sciences and Politics from University of West England, Bristol, having previously attended Winchester College.

Insights & Research

Helping you anticipate and address change.

 
 
Brochure: ETF Services [PDF]
Understanding the unique requirements of European ETFs.
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Northern Trust Named Best European ETF Administrator [PDF]

ETFexpress Global Awards, 2015, 2013 and 2012

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Northern Trust Named Best Service Provider to ETFs in Europe

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