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Global Family Offices

 
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Dedicated to the complex needs of international family offices, wealthy individuals and their family foundations.

Established over 30 years ago, the Global Family & Private Investment Offices (GFO) group is a dedicated boutique practice within Northern Trust’s Wealth Management business. The group focuses on providing tailor-made investment, fiduciary, custody, financial reporting and investment advisory solutions to ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families, family offices as well as charities, foundations and endowments.
 
Our family office clients implement sophisticated investment programs, utilise multiple internal, external, domestic and global money managers, require complex reporting and often do work within the framework of a family office to manage and oversee a variety of financial needs and wealth transfer strategies.

Within the GFO group we foster long-term relationships with our clients by offering an unparalleled combination of service, institutional expertise and global capabilities which are tailored to the distinct needs of our clients.

Northern Trust’s strategic focus on our clients and our core business has not wavered for over 125 years. Our heritage gives us an unparalleled insight into the needs of our clients and to this day we adhere to the same principles upon which we were founded by the Smith FamilyService, Expertise and Integrity.

Lesley Hodgson

Lesley Hodgson

Senior Director, Global Family & Private Investment Offices, EMEA
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Lesley Hodgson

Lesley Hodgson

Senior Director, Global Family & Private Investment Offices, EMEA
 

Lesley is Senior Director for the Global Family and Private Investment Offices group. Based in London she is a member of the EMEA Wealth Management Executive.

Prior to assuming this position, Lesley served for 5 years as the Managing Director of Northern Trust’s Guernsey trust affiliate, Northern Trust Fiduciary Services (Guernsey) Limited. She continues to serve as a Director of this entity.

Lesley joined Northern Trust in 1995 to establish a portfolio management capability outside of the United States, before leading the client servicing teams for both Securities Lending and Northern Trust Asset Management.

Lesley serves as a director to Northern Trust Guernsey Limited, Northern Trust Cayman International Limited and to a number of client company boards.

Lesley has a M.A. degree, with honors, in accountancy and economics from the University of Dundee, Scotland and holds an Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

GFO In focus

  • Deep expertise from dedicated focus to family offices since 1982
  • 402 family relationships, 31 countries
  • 20% of Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans
  • Assets Under Custody: US$331 Billion
  • Assets Under Management: US$63.2 Billion
  • Average client relationship size of US$824 million
  • 260 dedicated partners, operating from offices in London, Guernsey, Abu Dhabi, Miami, Chicago & New York

As of 31st March 2015

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Northern Trust Corporation. Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A. Incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Products and services provided by subsidiaries of Northern Trust Corporation may vary in different markets and are offered in accordance with local regulation. For more information, read our legal and regulatory information about individual market offices.

This material is directed to professional clients only and is not intended for retail clients. For Asia-Pacific markets, it is directed to institutional investors, expert investors and professional investors only and should not be relied upon by retail investors.