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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.
Andrew Smith is Managing Executive of Northern Trust Asset Management in Canada and Chief Investment Officer of the Asset Management Client Solutions group. Andrew leads efforts to understand investor needs, market themes and trends — and translates these into investment solutions built upon intelligent risk management and research. He has presented on investment strategy, investment process, investment due diligence, and investment risk management to audiences worldwide.
Andrew is a voting member of Northern Trust's Investment Policy Committee, which sets investment policy for all Northern Trust groups in all asset classes. He is also a member of Northern Trust’s Canadian Investment Oversight Committee, Capital Markets Assumptions, Hedge Fund, and Private Equity Oversight Committees. Andrew also serves as Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President of NT Global Advisors, Inc., the Canadian Asset Management subsidiary of Northern Trust.
Andrew has extensive experience evaluating money management teams in traditional and alternative asset classes for both institutional and high net-worth clients. He served as CIO of Multi-Manager Solutions for six years, overseeing worldwide manager research and portfolio construction and leading teams engaged in investment research, portfolio management, asset allocation and investment risk. Andrew has also worked as a portfolio manager, research analyst, and client relations contact for Northern Trust Multi-Manager Solutions’ Canadian third-party high net-worth business.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2000, Andrew was manager of investments and portfolio series mutual funds at Spectrum Investments (a subsidiary of Sun Life Assurance) and was responsible for strategic asset allocation funds and structured portfolios. Andrew began his career in 1986 as an audit specialist at the accounting firm of Ernst and Young.
Andrew holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations; he is also a registered Investment Counsel and Portfolio Manager. He is a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts and the Toronto Chapter of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts Association. Andrew also earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario.
Bob Browne is an Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Northern Trust. He is a member of Northern Trust's Operating Group, reporting directly to the Management Group.
Bob chairs the firm’s Investment Policy Committee, which sets investment policy for all Northern Trust groups in all asset classes. He 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 more than 20 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 from the University of South Carolina. Bob is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Lloyd A. Wennlund is an Executive Vice President at Northern Trust in Chicago. He is also President of Northern Funds and Northern Institutional Funds. In addition, he’s the Practice Executive leading our defined contribution activities within Northern Trust Asset Management.
Prior responsibilities at Northern Trust have included President of Northern Trust Securities (1997-2008), Head of Product Management for Northern Trust Asset Managment (2004-2008), and Director of Marketing for Wealth Management (1994-1997). He was named a Senior Vice President in September 1995, and an Executive Vice President in October 2003. Lloyd joined Northern Trust as a Vice President in Northern Trust Securities, Inc. in June 1989. Previously, he was President of Midwest Financial Group Brokerage Services and Midwest Financial Life Insurance.
Lloyd received a B.S. from Valparaiso University and holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, and 53 registrations.
Lloyd is a governor of the Investment Company Institute Board of Governors and a member of its executive committee. He is a member of the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Private Client Committee and Private Client Steering Group, a member of the Bond Club of Chicago and a member of the Chicago Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. Lloyd is also Director of The Northern Trust Company of Connecticut.
Peter M. Jacobs is a Senior Vice President at Northern Trust in Chicago. He is a Senior Investment Product Manager and is responsible for mutual fund product management of Northern Funds and Northern Institutional Funds.
Peter joined Northern Trust in April 2005 with 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he was Director of Product Management at Deutsche Bank.
Peter received a B.A. from Stanford University and holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 registrations.
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