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Foreign Exchange

 
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For all your global currency trading needs

Access attractive rates in the currencies you require through Northern Trust's award-winning foreign exchange services. Wherever you or you investment managers are located, you benefit from our 24-hour global dealing capability from trading rooms in Chicago, London and Singapore.
 
Providing a full, complementary suite of services:

  • Competitive rates on individual, block, spot, swap and forward trading
  • Efficient on-line dealing via our web-based portal, Northern Trust FX Passport®, as well as all major multi-bank trading platforms
  • Market insights via real-time currency analysis, free currency research and weekly currency flow analysis from Northern Trust's in-house experts
  • Emerging market expertise, including extensive currency coverage and specialist bulletins on market developments
Michael Tan

Michael Tan

Senior Vice President
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Michael Tan

Michael Tan

Senior Vice President
 

Michael Tan manages the foreign exchange operations and balance sheets of The Northern Trust Company in the Asia-Pacific region and ensures compliance in trading activities within guidelines and policies as provided for by Singapore and U.S. regulators. The Singapore dealing room provides foreign exchange and money market services for investment managers and custody clients and is an active participant in inter-bank foreign exchange and money market trading activities.

Under Michael's leadership in the past 11 years, Northern Trust's Singapore Global FX team has become recognized as the leading FX services provider for Asia-Pacific investment managers and custody clients as polled by leading publications such as AsiaMoney and Global Investor. In the same time, the Singapore Branch balance-sheet has also grown significantly.

Michael is a member of the Bank's APAC leadership team, a non-voting member of ABOC and a member of the Singapore Executive Committee / Incident Command Team for BCP (Business Continuity Plan).

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Michael was Assistant Treasurer at Commerzbank (1982-1990) and Treasurer at Banca Commerciale Italiana (1990-1996) in Singapore. He began his banking career in 1979 with Citibank's Singapore Treasury and has to-date, 28 years of trading experience in the financial markets.

Christopher Thomson

Christopher Thomson

Vice President, Business Development Manager
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Christopher Thomson

Christopher Thomson

Vice President, Business Development Manager
 

Christopher Thomson is a Business Development Manager for Northern Trust’s Asset Servicing business based in the Melbourne Branch and is focused on sales and marketing of global custody and asset services.

He has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry working with Institutional clients in the Superannuation sector and with Investment management firms. His previous roles have included relationship sales, product development and investment operations.

Most recently he was a sales and relationship manager with JP Morgan Treasury Services in Australia and prior to that worked for firms including Goldman Sachs JBWere, JP Morgan Investment Management and State Street Australia.

Insights & Research

Helping you anticipate and address change.

 

Brochure: Foreign Exchange Services

Competitive, accurate, efficient, insightful.
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Awards and Accolades

Recognized for strength, stability and outstanding service.
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Northern Trust Corporation. Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A. Incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Products and services provided by subsidiaries of Northern Trust Corporation may vary in different markets and are offered in accordance with local regulation. For more information, read our legal and regulatory information about individual market offices.

This material is directed to professional clients only and is not intended for retail clients. For Asia-Pacific markets, it is directed to institutional investors, expert investors and professional investors only and should not be relied upon by retail investors.