Economy & Markets Expert Biography

Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald

Chief Investment Strategist

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.

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