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Outsource your fund administration and spend more time participating in the management of the firms that you are investing in

Northern Trust supports a wide-range of private equity fund types and structures across multiple jurisdictions and has developed specialist knowledge throughout our 20-year involvement within the industry.
With funds domiciled in nearly 30 jurisdictions, our world-class operational infrastructure supports the following fund types:

  • Buy-out
  • Mezzanine
  • Life science
  • Secondaries
  • Communications
  • Sustainability
  • Turn-arounds

Our capabilities include:

  • A full range of services, including assistance with fund establishment and structuring, fund accounting, transfer agency and corporate secretarial
  • Complementary services such as global custody, foreign exchange, cash management, securities lending
  • Specialist global private equity technology
  • Exceptional client servicing delivered by a dedicated global team of private equity and fund administration professionals
William Mak

William Mak

Executive Vice President - Head of Asia-Pacific Region & Country Manager Singapore Branch
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William Mak

William Mak

Executive Vice President - Head of Asia-Pacific Region & Country Manager Singapore Branch

William Mak is Head of the Asia Pacific region for Northern Trust. In this role, he is responsible for the growth and development of the asset servicing and asset management businesses that serve institutional clients across central banks, sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds, government agencies, investment management firms,insurance companies and other large sophisticated global institutions.

William is also currently the Singapore Country Manager, responsible for the oversight of the Singapore Branch activities. From August 2012 to April 2013, William took on additional responsibility as Country Manager of Hong Kong and Head of Northern Trust Global Investments APAC.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, William Mak was with Bank of New York Mellon. He was the Managing Director of Bank of New York Mellon Asset Management business in South East Asia from 2008 – 2010. Before joining the Asset Management business, William was the General Manager Asia of Bank of New York Mellon Asset Servicing B.V. from 2006 to 2008.

Prior to that, he was Managing Director at ABN Amro, managing client relationships and business development with Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Government Institutions in Asia Pacific. William also spent a short stint at BNP Paribas in 2004 as Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group, South East Asia.

William started his career at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and held various roles during his 16 year tenure in the monetary and reserve management area. He was based in Singapore and also spent 3 years working at the MAS New York Office. William’s last held position at the MAS was Director and Head, Foreign Exchange, Liquidity and Gold in the Reserve and Monetary Management Department. He was part of the MAS senior management in deciding the strategic asset allocations in the foreign reserve of MAS.

William is an economist by training, and graduated with Honors from the National University of Singapore.


Brochure: Private Equity Services

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