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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.
Jim McDonald is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Investment Strategist for Northern Trust. In addition, he chairs the Northern Trust Tactical Asset Allocation Committee, is a member of the Investment Policy and Private Equity Investment Committees, and is trustee of the Northern Trust Alpha Strategies and Equity Long/Short Strategies Hedge Funds.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2001 as the Director of Equity Research, Jim was Director of Equity Research at ABN AMRO in New York and Chicago (1994-2000) and Equity Research Analyst at ABN AMRO following the Environmental Services Industry (1990-1994). He started his professional career in 1981 with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Detroit.
McDonald received a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA degree with high distinction from Babson College. He is a member of the CFA® Society of Chicago and a registered CPA in the State of Michigan.
Shundrawn A. Thomas serves as Executive Vice President, Head of Funds and Managed Accounts Group. He principally oversees the development, management and distribution of Northern Funds, Northern Institutional Funds and FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds as well as related business activities. He also oversees the Managed Accounts practice which provides investment advisory solutions to existing clients and financial intermediaries. His broad executive responsibilities involve developing long-term strategy, executing operating plans, managing client and vendor relationships and developing and retaining talented professionals.
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 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 and held positions in sales, trading and research with Morgan Stanley.
Shundrawn received a B.S. degree in accounting from Florida A&M University and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has also completed executive education programs in corporate strategy at Chicago Booth School of Business and corporate governance at University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business. Shundrawn currently holds FINRA series 7, 63 and 24 securities licenses. Shundrawn currently serves as a trustee for Wheaton College and as a board director of the Florida A&M University Foundation. Shundrawn is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. His civic involvement has afforded him the opportunity to speak and lecture nationally on topics including leadership, strategy, investment management and professional development.
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.
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.
John Keshner is a Managing Director, Senior Client Investment Officer and Practice Lead within Northern Trust’s Multi-Manager Solutions business.
In his position, John is focused on helping clients build and develop best-in-class investment management solutions for their portfolios. Recognizing that each client’s needs are unique, he will help set the course for your investment program and guide the development of investment policies, asset allocation recommendations, investment manager search, selection and oversight, portfolio construction, and ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement of investment programs.
John chairs Northern Trust’s Endowment and Foundation Investment Committee and serves on Northern Trust’s Investment Policy Committee. As a member of these committees, John is actively involved in the approval of significant strategy recommendations and managers before they are implemented in any client portfolios.
John authors an annual white paper on strategic asset allocation for endowments and foundations. He has also written papers on “The Five Pillars: Risk Management for Endowed, Perpetual Charitable Entities” and “Capturing the Illiquidity Premium – Exploring Return Synergy with Private Equity”.
Before joining Northern Trust, John was a Vice President at the private banking firm Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. John’s previous experience includes eight years as an investment banker with John Nuveen & Co. Incorporated, initiating and executing merger and acquisition and capital raising transactions.
John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from The University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from The University of Texas. He has completed the Certified Investment Management Analyst program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Strategic Business Leadership program at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
John Krieg, CFA, CAIA, is a Managing Director for Northern Trust Asset Management. John leads the Global Institutional Sales and Consultant Relations Teams. John brings 25 years of experience in business strategy, product innovation, thought leadership and sales/marketing serving institutional investors.
Previously John was Managing Director, EMEA based in London. He was 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.
Before joining Northern Trust in 2002, John was Director of Relationship Management and the Fixed Income Product Manager for TimesSquare Capital Management in New York. Previously he was with Credit Suisse Asset Management where he was Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Relationship Management and a member of the insurance investment management sales team.
John holds a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and MBA from DePaul University, Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. He is a CFA® charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. John is a member of the CFA Society of the UK, the New York Society of Security Analysis and the CFA Society of Chicago. John is a Director for Northern Trust Global Investments, Ltd (London) and The Northern Trust Company of Saudi Arabia.
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.
Michael Hunstad is Senior Vice President and Director of Quantitative Research at Northern Trust Asset Management. In this role he leads Asset Management’s factor-based research and product development programs across active and passive equity, fixed income, real estate and commodities.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Dr. Hunstad was head of research at Breakwater Capital, an algorithmic trading firm and hedge fund. Previously, he was head of quantitative asset allocation at Allstate Investments, LLC and a quantitative analyst with a long-short equity hedge fund. He also served as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
He holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, an MBA in finance, an M.A. in econometrics and a B.S. in economics. He has published more than 40 articles and papers in professional and academic journals including Pensions & Investments, European Pensions, the Journal of Index Investing, the Alternative Investment Analyst Review, the Journal of Financial and Strategic Decisions and the Journal of Corporate Treasury Management. Dr. Hunstad has also spoken at more than 150 conferences across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand.
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.
Joseph McInerney is Managing Executive 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.
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.
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.
Lee Freitag, Senior Vice President, is a Senior Investment Strategist for Defined Contribution Solutions at Northern Trust Asset Management, Chicago. He is responsible for the development and positioning of investment solutions designed for defined contribution plans including target retirement date investments as well as other multi-asset class and proprietary investment solutions. Previously, Lee was a senior product manager for liability driven investments and taxable fixed income within Northern Trust. Prior to this assignment, he was an investment consultant in the wealth management group's investment consulting services division. Lee’s twenty plus years in the financial services industry include 23 years at Northern Trust, as well as prior experience at SEI Corp. Lee received his BS degree in finance and his MBA in management accounting from DePaul University. He has attained his series 7 and 63 FINRA registrations.
Marie is Senior Vice President and Head of Intermediary Sales. She is responsible for establishing Northern Trust’s presence in the intermediary market, recruiting and retaining talented sales professionals, as well as developing significant relationships across important industry channels.
Marie has over 24 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust in June 2011, she held executive and leadership positions at iShares/Blackrock, JPMorgan Asset Management, and Smith Barney. She has managed multiple channels and has grown several lines of business in the institutional and intermediary space including securities lending and trading, product development, product sales, sales management and branch management. Marie started in the industry as a financial advisor.
Marie is a graduate of The Catholic University of America (B.A. in Political Theory), the Stanford University Executive Education Program, and the Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education Program. She received her CIMA® at University of California, Berkeley and is a member and Chairwoman of the Specialty Conference Committees for IMCA®. She also is on the ETF committee for Money Management Institute and currently holds her FINRA Series 7, 24 & 66 Licenses. She serves on the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago Cancer Foundation.
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.
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.
Connie L. Lindsey is Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion at Northern Trust, Chicago. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the global Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity and Inclusion strategy for Northern Trust and the development of goals, policies, and programs appropriate to the brand and business unit strategies. In addition, Ms. Lindsey 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, Ms. Lindsey led the client servicing teams in the Public Entities and Institutions segment in the Corporate & Institutional Services business, serving public fund and not-for-profit clients. Over the course of her Northern Trust career, she has held a number of 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 and holds the Certified Treasury Professional designation.
Ms. Lindsey is the immediate Past National Board President of Girl Scouts of the USA. She joined the Girl Scouts board in 2005 and was elected National Board President, the highest-ranking volunteer of this 2.8 million-member organization, in 2008 for a three-year term. She was re-elected to the role of National Board President at the 2011 convention for another three-year term. In this role she provided guidance in three vital areas—policy, fund-raising, and leadership. She was an integral part of the Girl Scout transformation, committed to building and sustaining membership growth and ensuring girls receive a premier leadership development experience.
Ms. Lindsey is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, Executive Leadership Council, and Vision 2020’s Leadership Circle. She also serves on several civic and charitable boards including: Advisory Board of the Center for Green Schools (Founding Member); Executives' Club of Chicago; Friends of Prentice Board at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Vice President, Philanthropy Co-Chair); Leadership Greater Chicago (Fellow); Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Metropolitan Club; YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
Ms. Lindsey 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 diversity and inclusion, corporate responsibility, leadership, and personal and professional empowerment.
Ms. Lindsey has been profiled on national television on PBS’ 30GoodMinutes and ABC’s Heart and Soul. She has been recognized for her leadership professionally and in the community by the Chicago United’s Business Leaders of Color Award, YWCA Outstanding Leader Award in Community Leadership, National Diversity Council’s Most Powerful and Influential Women Award, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois-Advocacy Award, Ebony Magazine’s 2009 Power 150, Alpha Kappa Alpha Women Changing the World Award, Life Directions-Guiding Light Award, and the Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Award. In 2011 Ms. Lindsey was honored with the Spirit of Achievement award by Loretto Hospital Foundation. She was the first woman to receive the award in its eight year history. The recognition established the Connie L. Lindsey, Cancer Resource Center at Loretto Hospital in Chicago. She is an Inroads, Inc. Alumna and has been inducted into the Inroads Alumni Hall of Fame.