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Asset Management Expert Biography

Christopher E. Vella, CFA

Christopher E. Vella, CFA

Managing Director, Multi-Manager Solutions

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.

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