Bob Browne is Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Northern Trust.
Bob chairs the firm’s Investment Policy Committee and 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 twenty 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 degree from the University of South Carolina. Bob holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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