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Andrew Smith is Managing Executive of Northern Trust Asset Management in Canada and Chief Investment Officer of the Asset Management Client Solutions group. Andrew leads efforts to understand investor needs, market themes and trends — and translates these into investment solutions built upon intelligent risk management and research. He has presented on investment strategy, investment process, investment due diligence, and investment risk management to audiences worldwide.
Andrew is a voting member of Northern Trust's Investment Policy Committee, which sets investment policy for all Northern Trust groups in all asset classes. He is also a member of Northern Trust’s Canadian Investment Oversight Committee, Capital Markets Assumptions, Hedge Fund, and Private Equity Oversight Committees. Andrew also serves as Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President of NT Global Advisors, Inc., the Canadian Asset Management subsidiary of Northern Trust.
Andrew has extensive experience evaluating money management teams in traditional and alternative asset classes for both institutional and high net-worth clients. He served as CIO of Multi-Manager Solutions for six years, overseeing worldwide manager research and portfolio construction and leading teams engaged in investment research, portfolio management, asset allocation and investment risk. Andrew has also worked as a portfolio manager, research analyst, and client relations contact for Northern Trust Multi-Manager Solutions’ Canadian third-party high net-worth business.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2000, Andrew was manager of investments and portfolio series mutual funds at Spectrum Investments (a subsidiary of Sun Life Assurance) and was responsible for strategic asset allocation funds and structured portfolios. Andrew began his career in 1986 as an audit specialist at the accounting firm of Ernst and Young.
Andrew holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations; he is also a registered Investment Counsel and Portfolio Manager. He is a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts and the Toronto Chapter of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts Association. Andrew also earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario.
Bob Browne is an Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Northern Trust. He is a member of Northern Trust's Operating Group, reporting directly to the Management Group.
Bob chairs the firm’s Investment Policy Committee, which sets investment policy for all Northern Trust groups in all asset classes. He is responsible for investment performance, process and philosophy across multiple investment strategies including fixed income, active equity and passive investments. Bob joined Northern Trust in January 2009 and has more than 20 years of investment experience.
From 2004 until 2009, Bob worked for ING Investment Management and was the firm’s Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income and Proprietary Investments. In this capacity, he oversaw $120 billion in assets under management across retail and institutional clients, as well as the firm’s own insurance assets. From 2002 to 2004, Bob was founder and Managing Partner of Picador Capital, an alternative investment firm. From 1999 to 2001, he was Co-Head of Americas Fixed Income for Merrill Lynch Investments and he also worked in the firm’s London office from 1997 to 1999 as a senior portfolio manager. Bob spent the first eight years of his career, from 1989 until 1997, at JP Morgan Investment working as a global fixed income and currency portfolio manager in the firm’s Tokyo and London offices.
Bob holds a B.A. with a major in economics from the College of the Holy Cross. He also has a Masters in international business studies from the University of South Carolina. Bob is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Northern Trust Asset Management, EMEA and APAC, Wayne is responsible for the continued growth and development of Northern Trust's investment business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Wayne also serves as Chief Investment Officer of international markets, as a Director of Japan, K.K. and is a member of the corporation's European Management Committee, which oversees all Northern Trust businesses in the EMEA region.
Before joining Northern Trust in 1999 as Director of Global Fixed Income, Wayne worked for ABN AMRO Bank and Hambros Bank, where he managed multi-instrument trading books and used foreign exchange and interest rate derivative markets to extract relative value opportunities. He has more than 20 years of experience as a portfolio manager, proprietary trader and market maker within multi-instrument, multi-currency environments.
Alan W. Robertson is an Executive Vice President and Global Head of Client Solutions for Northern Trust Asset Management.
Most recently, Alan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Multi-Manager Solutions. He was formerly Group Head of Wealth Advisory in Northern Trust’s Wealth Management division and prior to that, Managing Director of Northern Trust Product Management.
Alan received a B.A. with honors in international relations from Eisenhower College and an MBA from The Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Stephen Hearty is a Managing Executive for the Client Solutions group within Northern Trust Asset Management. He oversees the growth and development of the Institutional and Global Family Office Sales and Servicing businesses and helps lead a team of professionals focused on delivering investment solutions using the robust menu of capabilities the firm has to offer. He also has responsibility for the Investment Consultant Relations Team.
Prior to his current role, Stephen was the Group Head for the Large Corporate and Insurance teams in the Corporate and Institutional Services business unit. As Group Head, Stephen managed a team of division managers who serviced large corporate and insurance relationships. He joined Northern Trust in 1996 as a senior trust relationship manager. He was promoted to Division Manager in October 2002. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Stephen spent 11 years with National City Bank in Cleveland, Ohio in various roles leading the asset servicing business.
Stephen received his B.S. in business administration with a finance major from Miami University.
John Krieg, CFA, CAIA, is Managing Director of Northern Trust Asset Management, EMEA. John is responsible for the development and implementation of the overall vision and strategy of the EMEA investment business whilst leading the regional business development and client service teams.
Prior to this role, John was Director of Global Product Management and Development where he was responsible for investment product management across Northern Trust Asset Management’s fixed income, equity and manager of managers investment product lines. His responsibilities included product development, innovation, pricing and delivery.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2002, John was Director of Relationship Management and the Fixed Income Product Manager for TimesSquare Capital Management in New York. John managed client relationships and served as a product specialist. Previously, he was with Credit Suisse Asset Management and BEA Associates where he was Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Relationship Management and a member of the insurance investment management sales team. John began his career with Hewitt Associates and Towers Perrin.
John holds an MBA from DePaul University, Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He is a CFA® charterholder and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations. John is a member of the CFA Society of the UK and, the New York Society of Security Analysis. He is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
Based in the Hong Kong office, Bo Kratz is responsible for Northern Trust Asset Management activities across Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan. The Northern Trust Asset Management team in the region includes global equity index portfolio management and global equity dealing from Hong Kong, as well as investment strategy, relationship management and sales teams based in Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore.
Bo has more than 20 years of experience in asset management, the past 11 years in leadership roles based in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Before joining Northern Trust, Bo most recently managed Permal's Asia business, with responsibility for the group's offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. Prior to that, he held a number of senior and regional roles with ABN AMRO Asset Management in Asia, and led the firm's sales, product and marketing efforts. A native of Sweden, Bo has also worked as a financial analyst, head of research, portfolio manager and chief investment officer, at Alfred Berg Asset Management and H. Lunden Fondkommission based in Stockholm, Sweden.
He holds a B.A. from Gothenburg School of Economics in Sweden and a MBA from Warwick Business School in England.
Hidehiro Nakayama is President of Northern Trust Asset Management in Japan. He is responsible for managing and leading all aspects of business related to Northern Trust in Japan. He has previously held positions such as Managing Director of Hedge Funds at SGAM Securities Japan, and Marketing Officer for Pictet Asset Management in Japan. He joined Northern Trust in August 2011 and has more than 25 years of industry experience.
Matthew Peron is a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Global Equity at Northern Trust in Chicago.
Most recently, Matt served as Director of Active Equity with responsibility for fundamental, quantitative, and tax-advantaged strategies. Prior to that role, Matt was the Director of Equity Research. In addition, Matt has lead-managed several investment strategies while at Northern Trust.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2005, Matt was the Deputy Chief Risk Officer for Alliance Capital Management. Previous experience includes equity portfolio management at Lincoln Capital Management. Matt has been in the financial industry since 1990 when he started his career on Wall Street.
Matt earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Swarthmore College.
Brent Reeder is a Senior Vice President and Director of US Index Equity at Northern Trust. He is responsible for equity index portfolio management in the United States. Prior to his current role, Brent was a Senior Portfolio Manager on the US equity team.
Brent began his career at Northern Trust as a foundations and endowments team leader in the trust operations division in 1993.
Brent received a B.A. in economics from DePauw University and an MBA in finance from DePaul University. Brent is an Associated Person with the National Futures Association.
Nicholas is the Director of International Index Equity at Northern Trust and is responsible for index portfolio management in the United States, EMEA and Asia. Prior to this role, Nicholas was the Head of the Index Equity team based in London and was responsible for EMEA’s valuable institutional index equity business of index funds and segregated portfolios.
Nicholas joined Northern Trust in 2006 as a Portfolio Manager responsible for the management of a variety of index equity portfolios for large institutional clients, sub-advisory clients, and index funds, as well as joint responsibility for the management of several global enhanced equity mandates.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Nicholas was at State Street Global Advisors, initially in the operations department focusing on Risk Control and Transitions. He joined their global structured products group in 2002 where he was primarily responsible for the management of index portfolios and asset allocation across their pooled funds range.
Nicholas is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute. Nicholas also earned a Masters of Engineering in civil engineering with architecture from the University of Leeds.
Chris Shipley is a Senior Vice President and Director of Equity Research at Northern Trust Asset Management, where he oversees the firm’s in-depth fundamental research effort.
Chris also co-manages Northern Trust’s large cap core portfolio strategies, and is a voting member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee. Prior to becoming Director of Equity Research, Chris acted as a Senior Equity Analyst and Sector Head for the financial services sector.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2000, he was an investment associate in the Equity Investment division at Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, Illinois. Chris has a B.S. in finance from Northern Illinois University.
Ken Chuah is the Director of APAC Equity Index in Hong Kong. He is responsible for equity index portfolio management on behalf of clients in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Ken was an Equity Index Portfolio Manager at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) in Sydney, Australia. Before that, Ken was at Rothschild Australia Asset Management, where he was Global Asset Allocation Portfolio Manager. At Deutsche Asset Management Australia, Ken was a quantitative analyst. Ken started his career as a programmer analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York.
Ken holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a B.S. from Cornell University.
Greg Behar is a Senior Vice President and Director of Global Equity Investment Strategy at Northern Trust Asset Management. The Global Equity Strategy team collaborates with investors to provide the optimal path to achieving their investment objectives. The team provides investment thought leadership to investors globally and is responsible for developing comprehensive investment solutions and insights across the spectrum of index, engineered, and active equity strategies. Greg has published thought leadership pieces on topics relevant to global equity markets, including articles in Northern Trust’s Quarterly Equity Bulletin and Point of View, as well as The Journal of Index Investing. Greg was previously a Senior Investment Strategist for the Global Quantitative Management and Global Index Equity teams.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Greg was a portfolio specialist for the active quantitative equity strategies at Deutsche Asset Management, conducting product development activities and representing investment strategies with clients, prospects, trustees and consultants. He was previously a portfolio specialist for traditional fundamental equity strategies at Zurich Scudder, providing clients and consultants with research and insights on a broad range of international and domestic strategies.
Greg received a B.A. in economics from Binghamton University.
Colin A. Robertson is an Executive Vice President at Northern Trust in Chicago. Colin is the Managing Director of Fixed Income for Northern Trust Asset Management with responsibility for more than $300 billion in fixed income assets. Colin is responsible for overseeing fixed income investments for individual and institutional investment management accounts at Northern Trust as well as for Northern Funds and Northern Institutional Funds. Through his leadership managing interest-rate sensitive and credit-sensitive fixed income portfolios, Northern Trust has built a world-class fixed income team, investment process and products.
Prior to joining Northern Trust as a Senior Vice President in July 1999, Colin worked for Mellon Financial Corporation where he was the Chief Investment Officer of securities lending cash reinvestment. At the same time, Colin was a senior manager representing investment activities for Mellon Capital Management and The Boston Company. Prior to Mellon Financial, Colin managed short/intermediate portfolios and funds for Harris Investment Management. In addition, he has 7 years of experience as a sell-side trader of mortgages, Treasuries, asset-backed, corporate, agency and various other fixed-income asset types across the entire yield curve spectrum.
Colin is a board member and trustee of the LaGrange, Illinois Firemen's Pension Fund, and a board member and vice president of the LaGrange, Illinois Policemen's Pension Fund. In addition, Colin is a board member of the American Bankers Association Investment Advisory Committee.
Colin received a B.S. in business from Indiana University and an MBA in finance/international management from the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University.
David Blake is a Senior Vice President and Director of International Fixed Income at Northern Trust in London. David is responsible for the management of international fixed income for Northern Trust. Fund structures under management range from single currency short duration mandates to multicurrency long duration global government bonds – both active and passive.
After graduating in 1999 with a Master of Physics from Lancaster University, David worked for 3 years as a gilt repurchase agreement trader and short duration portfolio manager for HMT UK Debt Management Office.
David joined Northern Trust in 2003 as a Portfolio Manager covering the U.S. dollar and Euro books for securities lending cash re-investment and was appointed Senior Portfolio Manager in 2007.
Claire Meier is a Vice President and Senior Analyst in Fixed Income, responsible for global sovereign and agency research.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2011, she was a research analyst at Allstate Investments, LLC focusing on both emerging and developed sovereign markets.
Claire earned a B.A. in government and Portuguese Brazilian Studies from Smith College and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She was also Fulbright Scholar in Uruguay in 2001.
Peter Yi, Senior Vice President at Northern Trust, is Director of Short Duration Fixed Income. In this capacity, Peter manages the team responsible for Northern Trust's registered money market mutual funds, short term investment funds, separately managed institutional client mandates and securities lending cash reinvestment. His daily responsibilities are to develop and oversee strategies for the cash management business. Peter is also a senior portfolio manager for the money market funds within the Northern Institutional Funds and Northern Funds families.
Peter is a member of the Northern Trust Fixed Income Product Council, Northern Trust Interest Rate Strategy Committee, Northern Trust Investment Policy Committee, Northern Trust OTC Counterparty and Collateral Risk Committee and the Securities Lending Governance Committee. He also serves on the Money Market Advisory Committee for the Investment Company Institute and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
Peter received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and Investment Analysts Society of Chicago.
Scott B. Warner is a Vice President and Director of Fixed Income Product Management at Northern Trust in Chicago.
In this role, Scott is responsible for the investment product capabilities of Northern Trust Asset Management’s fixed income business across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. His responsibilities include product positioning, development, innovation, and delivery. Prior to his current role, Scott was a senior portfolio manager in the Ultra Short Fixed Income group responsible for separately managed accounts for taxable and tax-exempt mandates. Scott was also the Co-Manager of the Northern Trust Ultra Short Fixed Income Fund (NUSFX) from June 2009 until March 2012. Previously, Scott was a portfolio manager in short duration fixed income and was responsible for the collective funds and various custom cash funds.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2000, Scott was responsible for client servicing, mutual fund accounting, and fund administration at The Wadsworth Group in Phoenix, Arizona., now part of US Bancorp Fund Services, LLC.
Scott received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in accounting, economics, finance, and international business. He received a B.S. in finance with honors from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Scott is a member of the CFA® Society of Chicago and the National CFA Institute. He also serves as a board member of Art Encounter (www.artencounter.org).
Joseph McInerney is President and CEO of Northern Trust Multi-Manager Solutions. Prior to his current position, Joseph served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for the group, responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration processes of Northern Trust Multi-Manager Solutions as well as the continued development of its infrastructure, operations, technology and strategy.
Prior to this role, Joseph served as the Senior Product Manager for alternative investments, responsible for the development, evaluation and maintenance of Northern Trust's hedge fund of funds and private equity fund of funds programs for both personal and institutional markets. Previously, he led the audit group responsible for the oversight of the treasury and investment management functions of Northern Trust. Before joining Northern Trust, he worked as a senior bank examiner for the State of Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate.
He holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from DePaul University and a B.A. from Northern Illinois University.
Christopher E. Vella, CFA, is a Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Northern Trust Multi-Manager Solutions with responsibility for manager research and portfolio construction processes across the group. He is responsible for the global manager research platform at Northern Trust, consisting of approximately $75 billion in assets under management, across more than 200 investment strategies. He manages a team of more than 25 investment professionals across all traditional asset classes. The team covers all external manager relationships on behalf of Northern Trust's private and institutional clientele.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Christopher was a founding member of Goldman Sach's external manager business, which consists of institutional and private client assets. While at Goldman Sachs, he managed the international and emerging markets equity team. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Christopher spent close to 6 years at SEI Investments working primarily on international equity and emerging markets equity manager research. He has 20 years of manager research experience.
He received a B.S. magna cum laude in finance with a minor in applied mathematics from Lehigh University and was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He is a member of the New York Society of Financial Analysts. Christopher is a CFA® charterholder and holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations.
Rick Campbell is a Senior Investment Program Strategist and Director at Northern Trust in Chicago. Rick works with retirement plans, foundations, endowments, not-for-profits, and health care organizations to help them achieve their investment goals through the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their investment programs. He serves on the Hedge Fund Oversight Committee and Private Equity Investment Committee of Northern Trust’s Multi-Manager Solutions practice.
Rick has had a variety of investment management experiences since joining Northern Trust in 1979, including product management responsibility for Northern Trust’s multi-manager capabilities, serving as Portfolio Specialist for an International Equity portfolio management team, and general management with an emphasis on client servicing functions.
Rick received an MBA from the University of Chicago, his Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and his B.A. from Oberlin College. He is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and Chicago CFA Society.
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.
Susan Czochara is a Senior Vice President and Senior Product Manager for Defined Contribution Solutions at Northern Trust in Chicago. She is responsible for the development and positioning of all investment solutions designed for defined contribution (DC) plans including target date and real asset strategies. She 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. Susan is also responsible for the coordination of DC research and thought leadership content developed by the Defined Contribution Solutions team.
Susan began her career at Northern Trust as a product manager in 2000, supporting quantitative management strategies and subsequently taxable fixed income investment solutions, prior to focusing on the DC channel in 2006. Her responsibilities included the coordination of marketing, reporting and compliance issues related to these products. Prior to becoming a product manager, Susan was an internal auditor at Northern Trust and National City, supervising audit teams of varying sizes in the execution of investment-related audits. Susan received a B.A. from Miami University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She is a certified public accountant and has attained her FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations.
Lee Freitag is a Senior Vice President and Senior Product Manager for Defined Contribution Solutions at Northern Trust in Chicago. He is responsible for the development and positioning of investment solutions designed for defined contribution plans, including target retirement date investments. Previously, Lee was a senior product manager for liability driven investments and for taxable fixed income within Northern Trust Asset Management.
Prior to this assignment, he was an investment consultant in the Wealth Management Investment Consulting Services Division. In this position, Lee was responsible for consultative services such as asset allocation, and manager search and selection, for several wealth management relationships as well as the analysis and delivery of investment manager performance information.
Lee’s 21 years in the financial services industry include 20 years at Northern Trust, as well as prior experience at SEI Corp. Lee received his B.S. in finance and his MBA in management accounting from DePaul University. He has attained his FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations.
Shundrawn A. Thomas serves as Managing Director and Global Head of Northern Trust’s Exchange Traded Funds. In this capacity, he is chiefly responsible for developing long-term strategy, executing operating plans, working with regulatory agencies, managing vendor relationships and attracting and developing talented professionals. He is also responsible for managing financial, operational and reputational risk across the business. Shundrawn serves as a trustee of the registered investment company that oversees the ETF business activities.
Previously, Shundrawn served as President and Chief Executive of Northern Trust Securities, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation. In addition to his general management responsibilities, he was responsible for overseeing financial management and working with regulators including FINRA and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the subsidiary.
Shundrawn previously served as Head of Corporate Strategy for Northern Trust Corporation. As a direct report to the Chief Executive Officer, he supported executive management with key strategic planning initiatives. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Shundrawn served as a vice president for Goldman Sachs, a premiere investment banking firm where he advised some of the world’s largest institutional investors. Shundrawn was also previously employed with Morgan Stanley holding positions in sales, trading and research.
Marie Dzanis joined Northern Trust as Director of ETF Sales and Servicing in June 2011. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Marie was a principal and Eastern U.S. Manager for iShares at Blackrock, where her responsibilities included business management and oversight for sales and servicing teams. From 2002 to 2007, she was Vice President and Eastern U.S. Sales Manager for JPMorgan Asset Management, where she managed multiple channels and grew their intermediary business in all product lines. Prior to that, Marie spent nearly 12 years at Smith Barney, where she held various responsibilities including securities lending/trading, product development, product sales and branch management.
Marie is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, with a B.A. in political theory and economics, the Stanford University Executive Education Program, and Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education Program. She obtained her Certified Investment Management AnalystSM (CIMA®) designation, administered by the Investment Management Consultants AssociationSM (IMCA) and taught in conjunction with the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of IMCA and holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 66 registrations.
Peter Ewing is the Director of Northern Trust’s Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) Product Management. He is responsible for the oversight and management of the operations of the firm’s ETF products across various external and internal parties that provide investment, operational or administrative support (e.g., the fund accountant, fund administrator, custodian, transfer agent, ETF distributor, middle-office, market makers, authorized participants, index providers, etc.).
Before rejoining Northern Trust in August 2010, Peter was the Chief Operating Officer of Guggenheim Transparent Value, with management responsibilities for all of Transparent Value’s investment products and services. From 2006 to 2009, he headed the development and operations of Northern Trust’s previous ETF initiative, as Managing Director. Peter also headed the strategic business and product development functions at PlusFunds Group, Inc., a platform of separately managed hedge-fund accounts. From 2001 to 2003, he was Director of Product Development and Director of Investment Products at Rydex Investments, with responsibility for the development and management of several new registered and private investment products, especially alternative investment products. From 1999 to 2000, Peter had product development responsibilities at BGI, where he was an early member of the iShares launch team.
Peter holds a B.A. from Colby College in Music History. As a representative of Northern Trust and FlexShares ETFs, he serves as a member of the Investment Company Institute’s ETF Committee.
Robert P. Morgan is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Northern Trust Alternatives Group, with management responsibility for the alternative asset investments areas of Northern Trust. He had previously been Director of Private Equity, a position he held since co-founding the Private Equity funds group in 2000, and an area in which he remains heavily involved.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, he worked as a Director at Frye-Louis Capital Advisors, LLC (FLCA), a Chicago-based private equity investment manager, and was responsible for all of the operations of FLCA, including the management of a private equity fund-of-funds. Prior to joining FLCA, Bob worked for Heller Financial, Inc. (Heller), a middle-market commercial finance company, which was later acquired by General Electric. Bob was a Senior Vice President at Heller and was responsible for its private equity programs. Within Heller, Bob held several roles, including positions in the Corporate Finance Group, Corporate Credit and Heller Equity Capital Corporation, Heller’s captive private equity fund. He has invested in over 100 private equity funds covering the buyout, venture capital, structured high yield, real estate and international markets. While at Heller, Bob also oversaw a direct equity co-investment program which totaled approximately 20 investments. Prior to attending business school, Bob worked for a commercial bank in North Carolina.
Bob sits on the board of the Illinois Venture Capital Association and several fund advisory boards. He received his B.A. in economics from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Emory University.
Tony Lissuzzo is Director of Hedge Fund Research responsible for manager selection and monitoring.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Tony was the portfolio manager at Lakeview Investment Management responsible for all aspects of manager research and portfolio construction. Tony was previously Head of New Investments for Man Investments’ global multi manager business. At Man, Tony led a global team responsible for all aspects of due diligence for new hedge fund investments. His primary focus on this team was defining the research process. He began his career at D.E. Shaw as an options trader and portfolio manager, and subsequently held positions at Bank One and Sirius Partners.
He holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in economics. Tony is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.
Bradley M. Dorchinecz is a Senior Vice President and the Director of the Private Equity Group at Northern Trust. He co-founded the Private Equity Group with Bob Morgan in 2001. He oversees all aspects of the investment process for both primary and secondary investments. This includes sourcing and analyzing venture capital and buyout partnership investment opportunities in the United States, Europe and Asia. He previously was an investment professional at Mercantile Capital Partners, a venture capital and growth equity fund located in Northbrook, Illinois. Prior to Mercantile, Bradley spent five years at Heller Financial (now a part of GE Capital), providing senior debt to middle market buyout funds.
Bradley is on the advisory boards for Trinity Ventures, Aleph Ventures, Cowboy Ventures and Sterling Partners. He speaks frequently at industry conferences, including Super Return, Venture Capital Journal's Venture Alpha, Buyouts Midwest, the Association for Corporate Growth Conference, and the European Venture Capital Association Middle Market Buyout Forum. Bradley graduated with High Honors from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a degree in finance and received his MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
John leads Northern Trust’s Multi-Manager Solutions practice for core institutions including corporate, public and multi-employer retirement plans. John and his team serve as an extension of an institutional investor’s staff, responsible for design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the client’s entire investment program. He serves on the Investment Oversight Committee which has investment, monitoring and governance responsibilities for clients of the Multi-Manager Solutions business. John is also a member of Northern Trust’s enterprise-wide Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and leads a task force focused on developing business strategies to address the growing global demand for responsible investing investment solutions.
Prior to returning to Northern Trust in 2005, John was a vice president with T. Rowe Price responsible for mutual fund and sub-advisory product development and management. John began his career with Northern Trust, serving as an associate in a management training program and subsequently managing global investment services relationships as a trust officer and account manager.
John earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Northwestern University. He earned his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. John holds both the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation. John is also an Accredited Asset Management Specialist designee and a Certified Treasury Professional designee.
John is on the Tuck Association of Diverse Alumni Advisory Board. He is a volunteer with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and a member of the Chicago chapter’s E-Council. He is a member of the finance committee and music ministry of Horizon Community Church in suburban Chicago. He is a regular volunteer with the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. John was a Regional Finalist for the White House Fellows program in 2008.
Mamadou-Abou Sarr is a Senior Equity Product Specialist at Northern Trust in London. Mamadou focuses primarily on advancing our global index equity product positioning, capabilities, and business in EMEA and APAC regions. Mamadou interacts with our clients and prospects in addition to our product teams to ensure tailored pricing and product development are centred around their interests and is also influential in the production of thought leadership materials.
Mamadou has a key role within Northern Trust’s cross functional responsible investing committee, proactively developing new ideas to ensure that ESG thinking remains central to our business development.
Previously, Mamadou was with HSBC Global Asset Management as a quantitative product specialist responsible for quantitative strategies across all asset classes in EMEA.
Before HSBC, Mamadou worked within the Business Development Service department at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) where he was covering portable alpha and liability driven strategies. Prior to this position Mamadou worked as a fund of hedge fund marketing analyst at Amundi Alternative Investments covering Commodity Trading Advisor and Global Macro funds. Mamadou started his career as a FX Sales Trader for Citigroup based in Senegal.
Mamadou received his B.A. in economics from the Universite Jean Monnet and holds a Specialised Master in international project management from the European School of Management (ESCP Europe), Paris. Additionally, he holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and received the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) from the Chartered Institute from Securities & Investment (CISI). Mamadou is an Associate of the Chartered Institute from Securities & Investment (ACSI), a board member of the Islamic Finance Qualification and a member of the CFA UK Institute.
Connie L. Lindsey is an Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Northern Trust in Chicago. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy and the development of goals, policies, and programs appropriate to the brafnd and business unit strategies. In addition, Connie provides oversight and leadership to the firm’s response to environmental matters as well as social issues within the marketplace, workplace, and the community.
Prior to becoming the Head of CSR, Connie led the client servicing teams in the Public Entities and Institutions segment in the Corporate and Institutional Services business, serving public fund and not-for-profit clients. Throughout the course of her 16-year Northern Trust career, she has held various leadership roles including Deputy Business Head in Operations and Technology, Group Head in Northern Trust’s Wealth Management business, Director of Enterprise Relationship Management, and Manager in Treasury Management Consulting and Product Management.
Connie is National Board President of Girl Scouts of the USA, the highest ranking volunteer of this 3.4 million member organization. She is a Delegate for Vision 2020, a national project focused on advancing gender equality by energizing the dialogue about women and leadership. Connie is a founding member of the advisory board of the Center for Green Schools, a board member of the Executives' Club of Chicago, a member of the Board of Governors of the Metropolitan Club of Chicago, and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. She is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow in the class of 2001, a former board member of the Joffrey Ballet, Women Employed, and Inroads, Inc. Connie attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she majored in finance and has completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education Corporate Social Responsibility program. She is a public and motivational speaker on topics of corporate responsibility, leadership, mentoring, and personal and professional empowerment.
Lloyd A. Wennlund is an Executive Vice President at Northern Trust in Chicago. He is also President of Northern Funds and Northern Institutional Funds. In addition, he’s the Practice Executive leading our defined contribution activities within Northern Trust Asset Management.
Prior responsibilities at Northern Trust have included President of Northern Trust Securities (1997-2008), Head of Product Management for Northern Trust Asset Managment (2004-2008), and Director of Marketing for Wealth Management (1994-1997). He was named a Senior Vice President in September 1995, and an Executive Vice President in October 2003. Lloyd joined Northern Trust as a Vice President in Northern Trust Securities, Inc. in June 1989. Previously, he was President of Midwest Financial Group Brokerage Services and Midwest Financial Life Insurance.
Lloyd received a B.S. from Valparaiso University and holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, and 53 registrations.
Lloyd is a governor of the Investment Company Institute Board of Governors and a member of its executive committee. He is a member of the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Private Client Committee and Private Client Steering Group, a member of the Bond Club of Chicago and a member of the Chicago Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. Lloyd is also Director of The Northern Trust Company of Connecticut.
Peter M. Jacobs is a Senior Vice President at Northern Trust in Chicago. He is a Senior Investment Product Manager and is responsible for mutual fund product management of Northern Funds and Northern Institutional Funds.
Peter joined Northern Trust in April 2005 with 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he was Director of Product Management at Deutsche Bank.
Peter received a B.A. from Stanford University and holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 registrations.
Eric Schweitzer is a Senior Vice President at Northern Trust in Chicago. Eric currently serves as a Managing Director of Intermediary Distribution and Financial Institutions Investment Solutions for Northern Trust Asset Management. In this capacity, Eric is responsible for directing Northern Trust’s distribution strategy and its day-to-day execution. The business unit is responsible for establishing and managing relationships with financial institutions such as banks, broker dealers, defined contribution programs and asset managers for the sale of investment products and asset manager sub advisory solutions.
Previously, Eric served as Global Head of Investment Product Management for Northern Trust Asset Management. He was responsible for leading product management across the global organization’s index, active and multi-manager asset management business. His responsibilities included product strategy, development, positioning and promotion.
During his career at Northern, Eric has also served as Managing Director of Northern Trust’s Mutual Fund Group. He was responsible for developing and directing long-term strategy leading teams in Product Management and Development, Sales, Marketing and National Accounts. He has also served as Managing Director and Head of Marketing for Northern Trust Asset Management.
Eric has more than 25 years of experience in asset management product management, marketing and relationship management. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2000, he was with US Bancorp in Minneapolis, where he was a Managing Director in asset management. Previously, Eric managed mutual fund distribution for Boatmen's Trust Company and was Director of Client Services at BISYS Investment Services.
Eric received a B.S. in finance and economics from Illinois State University. He holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 24 registrations. He is a Committee Member for the Investment Company Institute - Marketing, Research, and Public Communications.