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Learn about asset management solutions designed for Retirement Plan Advisors, TAMPs/Outsourcing Providers, Subadvisory Program Sponsors, RIAs/Financial Advisors and Trust Institutions.
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Wealth Transfer Planning

Wealth Transfer Strategies


Plan for the future with confidence

Protection and transfer of your wealth can be complex and requires careful planning. To gain a better understanding, start here with these materials written by our experts.

Values Driven Estate Planning
Changing estate planning conversations to focus on your values and goals can help establish what matters most to you and what you would like your legacy to be. Access resources to help you start the discussion.

Estate Planning Process
Key considerations in planning your legacy for the future.

Preparing for a Meeting with Your Advisor
Tips for thoughtfully preparing for your estate planning meeting.

In Whom Do You Trust
Considerations when choosing a trustee.

Do You Need a Corporate Fiduciary
Caring for your assets and your beneficiaries needs.

Personal Trusts
How they work and what they do.

Put Pen to Paper
Build your estate plan around four key documents.

The Role of the Executor
Responsibilities and liabilities.

The Role of the Trustee
Responsibilities and liabilities.

Delaware Trusts: Preservation Through Innovation 
Let us help you make the most of Delaware's unique advantages.

Delaware Trusts
Strategies for safeguarding personal wealth.

On the Move
There are important estate planning and tax implication related to where you establish your legal residence. This checklist identifies key actions for establishing domicile.

R. Hugh Magill

R. Hugh Magill

Chief Fiduciary Officer
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R. Hugh Magill

R. Hugh Magill

Chief Fiduciary Officer

R. Hugh Magill is an Executive Vice President of Northern Trust Corporation, Chicago, where he serves as Chief Fiduciary Officer and Global Director of Trust Services. In this capacity he is responsible for Northern’s fiduciary services to clients nationally and internationally.

Prior to joining Northern Trust in September, 1989, Hugh practiced law privately in Chicago, and worked in the Trust Department at The First National Bank of Chicago where he served as Assistant to the Chief Investment Officer.  Magill received a B.A. degree, cum laude, from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was named a distinguished alumnus in 2005.

Hugh is a member of the Chicago, Illinois and American Bar Associations, the Chicago Estate Planning Council, and the Christian Legal Society.  He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Minnesota and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.  He is a faculty member of the American Banker’s Association  National Trust School and has lectured for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, The Heckerling Institute, The Notre Dame Institute, the Northwestern University Center for Family Enterprise, regional bar associations and estate planning councils, and Northern Trust on estate and charitable planning, trust management, family governance, and fiduciary risk management.

He is a trustee of the Covenant Board of Pensions and Benefits, and he serves on the Boards of the Block Museum of Art, Ministry Mentors, The Chicago Sunday Evening Club, several foundations, and serves as a member of the Dean's Cabinet for the Generations Capital Campaign for the University of Minnesota Law School.  He serves on the Editorial Board of Trusts & Estates magazine, the executive council of the Trust Management Association, and has authored articles for Trust & Estates, Trust & Investments, and Wealth magazines.