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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.
Jason Tyler is Executive Vice President and Global Head of the Institutional Group with oversight of institutional sales, client relationship management and advisory services, including the Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert P. Morgan is a Senior Vice President and Managing Director for 50 South Capital, with management responsibility for the alternative asset investments areas of 50 South Capital. He had previously been Director of Private Equity, a position he held since co-founding the Private Equity funds group, and an area in which he remains heavily involved.
Prior to joining 50 South Capital, 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, he worked for Heller Financial, Inc., a middle-market commercial finance company which was later acquired by General Electric. Mr. Morgan was a Senior Vice President at Heller and was responsible for its private equity programs. Within Heller, he 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, he also oversaw a direct equity co-investment program which totaled approximately 20 investments. Prior to attending business school, he worked for a commercial bank in North Carolina.
Mr. Morgan is a board member for 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.
Bradley M. Dorchinecz is a Senior Vice President and the Director of the Private Equity Group for 50 South Capital, a group he co-founded. Mr. Dorchinecz oversees all aspects of the investment process for primary, secondary and direct co-investments. This includes sourcing, and analyzing venture capital and buyout investment opportunities in the United States, Europe and Asia. He is responsible for fundraising, asset allocation and portfolio management activities for the Private Equity Group. He has made and overseen commitments to over 90 venture capital and buyout funds and 15 secondary investments. Mr. Dorchinecz also is a voting member of Northern Trust’s Investment Policy Committee. He was previously an investment professional at Mercantile Capital Partners, a venture capital and growth equity fund located in Northbrook, Illinois. Prior to Mercantile, he spent five years at Heller Financial, a middle-market commercial finance company which was later acquired by General Electric. At Heller, he was an Assistant Vice President in the Corporate Finance Group and Heller Business Credit. He worked with Bob Morgan while at Heller.
Mr. Dorchinecz is a member of the Advisory Boards for Trinity Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Aleph Ventures, Tower Arch Capital, Endless, and Sterling Partners. He speaks frequently at industry conferences, including Super Return, Venture Capital Journal's Venture Alpha, the British Venture Capital Association’s Venture Forum, the Association for Corporate Growth Conference, and the European Venture Capital Association Middle Market Buyout Forum.
Mr. Dorchinecz 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’s Booth School of Business.