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John Leo

John Leo

Chief Investment Officer, Central Region

John Leo is a Senior Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. John is Director of Personal Investment Services and Chief Investment Officer for the Central Region. As such, he is responsible for leading the personal investment practice across the Chicago and suburban Illinois affiliate financial centers.

John rejoined the Personal Investment business in March of 2005 after two years as Director of Growth Equities in which he headed the Institutional Asset Management Group. In that role, he oversaw management of the active growth equity funds within the Northern and Northern Institutional Fund families as well as separately managed client portfolios including pensions, endowment funds and foundations.

Prior to that assignment, John was a senior portfolio manager and team leader in the Personal Investment Management Group, managing trust, agency and estate portfolios. He was also co-manager of the Northern Technology Fund from its launch in 1996 through mid-2004.

Additional responsibilities include contributing membership on Northern's Investment Policy Committee, the Equity Sector Strategy Committee and the Personal Investment Compliance Committee.

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