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Your life goals are unique. The path you take to achieve them should be, too.

Our disciplined approach to investment management begins by understanding your life goals, risk tolerance, liquidity needs, tax liability and financial responsibilities. Then, in collaboration with you, we create an investment strategy unique to your objectives, from current income generation to maximizing the potential for capital growth.

A process centered around you

We combine proactive expert advice, a broad array of capabilities and our latest technology to tailor a sophisticated investment strategy to help you achieve your goals.

  • Goals Driven Investing — We match your goals with the appropriate asset allocation based upon the goal’s time horizon and your risk preferences. This approach gives a clearer sense of purpose to each asset in support of your priorities.
  • Brokerage Services — Our wholly owned broker-dealer, Northern Trust Securities, Inc., has a number of products and services to enhance your total financial plan. 

Online Services through Private Passport®

Northern Trust has transformed traditional online banking into a broad online wealth management suite for all your accounts, all in one convenient place. Built for ease of use, Private Passport's tools accommodate those looking for simplicity as well as those with complex financial portfolios.

Katie Nixon

Katie Nixon

Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management
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Katie Nixon

Katie Nixon

Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management
Katherine is the Chief Investment Officer for the Wealth Management business at Northern Trust. In that capacity, Katie leads the national investment management practice for Northern Trust’s Wealth Management business from the firm’s Chicago headquarters. Her responsibilities include investment policy development with a particular focus on portfolio construction and implementation. She also directs the investment management activities of over 200 Northern Trust portfolio managers across the firm’s 79-office Wealth Management franchise. Katie sits on the Firm’s Investment Policy Committee and Tactical Asset Allocation Committee, and she chairs the Wealth Management Investment Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Ms. Nixon worked at U.S. Trust Company for eighteen years in several investment related capacities, including Managing Director and Division Manager in the Wealth Management Division in New York, overseeing a group of portfolio managers and client service officers with total combined assets under management in excess of $7 Billion. Ms. Nixon also served on US Trust's Portfolio Policy Committee as well as the Private Equity Investment Committee.

Katherine received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business where she graduated with distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma, and was a Stern Scholar. She has received the designations of both Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA® ) and Certified Private Wealth Advisor ( CPWA®) from the Investment Management Consultants Association. Further, she has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is also a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA).

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Katie Nixon discusses Goals Driven Investing with FundFire

March 17, 2015 - Katie discusses the benefits of adopting a goals-based approach to investing, including the confidence clients gain from using the framework.

The Fed Reserves Judgment - Global Factors to Consider

March 23, 2015 - Wayne Bowers
Wayne Bowers: How will the recent Fed statement affect investors globally? Our Chief Investment Officer for EMEA & APAC, Wayne Bowers, states his key factors to consider. WATCH

Katie Nixon on CNBC Power Lunch

Katie Nixon

March 20, 2015 - Katie Nixon joins CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen and addresses the question, “Have the risks risen?”


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