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Exchange Traded Funds


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
Madeleine Senior

Madeleine Senior

Head of Business Development, EMEA
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Madeleine Senior

Madeleine Senior

Head of Business Development, EMEA

Madeleine Senior is Head of Business Development for Northern Trust’s asset servicing business in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, she is responsible for leading business development teams across EMEA and is focused on developing innovative servicing solutions for new and existing clients.

Since joining Northern Trust in 1994, Madeleine has held a range of executive management roles in London, Chicago and Stockholm. Prior to relocating to London in early 2012, Madeleine was based in Stockholm where as the Managing Director of our Nordic business she led Northern Trust’s development in the region, which included overseeing the opening of the Stockholm branch office in 2009.

She has also worked as a Senior Relationship Manager within our Global Fund Services and Institutional Investor groups - looking after European asset managers, in-house managed clients, and European wealth clients. From 1997 to 2000, Madeleine was based in the Chicago office working with the North American Investment Manager Liaison group, managing a number of key fund manager relationships.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Madeleine spent two years in Australia, where she worked for Bankers Trust Sydney. Before working in the investment industry, she was a high school teacher.

Madeleine received her B. Ed degree with honours in English from Westminster College Oxford and her Investment Management Certificate.

Insights & Research

Helping you anticipate and address change.


Brochure: ETF Services

Understanding the unique requirements of European ETFs.

Northern Trust Named Best European ETF Administrator

ETFexpress Global Awards, 2015, 2013 and 2012


Northern Trust Named Best Service Provider to ETFs in Europe

Annual Global ETF Awards, 2014-2008 (joint winner 2014 and 2012)

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.