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Gain perspective into the rapidly changing financial landscape and understand the implications it may have for your. Northern Trust offers access to valuable insights and tools to help you navigate the latest financial developments Our recognized financial industry experts will discuss current market events and provide their analysis.

Below is an archive of The Northern Trust PerspectiveSM which is a monthly global analysis written by Northern Trust Chief Investment Strategist, Jim McDonald and his team. Perspective is designed to keep you abreast of the latest global market challenges and opportunities.

Northern Trust Perspective: August, 2014

Northern Trust Perspective: July, 2014

Northern Trust Perspective: June, 2014

Northern Trust Perspective, May, 2014

Northern Trust Perspective: April, 2014

Northern Trust Perspective: March, 2014

Northern Trust Perspective: February, 2014

Northern Trust Perspective: January, 2014

Northern Trust Perspective: December, 2013

Northern Trust Perspective: November, 2013

Northern Trust Perspective: October, 2013

Northern Trust Perspective: September, 2013

Northern Trust Perspective: August, 2013

Northern Trust Perspective: July, 2013

Northern Trust Perspective: June, 2013

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INVESTMENT PROCESS

Northern Trust’s asset allocation process develops both long-term (strategic) and shorter-term (tactical) recommendations. The strategic returns are developed using five-year risk, return and correlation projections to generate the highest expected return for a given level of risk. The objective of the tactical recommendations is to highlight investment opportunities during the next 12 months where our Investment Policy Committee sees either increased opportunity or risk.

Our asset allocation recommendations are developed through our Tactical Asset Allocation, Capital Markets Assumptions and Investment Policy Committees. The membership of these committees includes Northern Trust’s Chief Investment Officer, Chief Investment Strategist and senior representatives from our fixed income, equities and alternative asset class areas.

If you have any questions about Northern Trust’s investment process, please contact your relationship manager.

IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE: To the extent that this message or any attachment concerns tax matters, it is not intended to be used and cannot be used by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law. For more information about this notice, see https://www.northerntrust.com/circular230.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Returns of the indexes also do not typically reflect the deduction of investment management fees, trading costs or other expenses. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Indexes are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

This newsletter is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any security or commodity. Any opinions expressed herein are subject to change at any time without notice. Information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy and interpretation are not guaranteed. © 2014

Northern Trust Asset Management comprises Northern Trust Investments, Inc., Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K., NT Global Advisors, Inc. and investment personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited and The Northern Trust Company.

Not FDIC insured | May lose value | No bank guarantee

An investment in Northern Funds is not insured by the FDIC, and is not a deposit or obligation of, or guaranteed by The Northern Trust Company or any affiliate. An investment in Northern Funds involves risks, including possible loss of principal.

Please carefully read the prospectus and summary prospectus and consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of Northern Funds before investing. Call 800-595-9111 to obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contains this and other information about the funds.

Shares of the Northern Funds are offered only by a current Prospectus and are intended solely for persons to whom shares of US registered funds may be sold. This site shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of shares of the Northern Funds in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

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