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About Northern Trust


Whatever Your Greater, We Can Help You Achieve It

For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 16,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

Our guiding principles not only survived but thrived during the Great Depression, two world wars and the 2008 financial crisis. We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.

As of June 30, 2017, Northern Trust Corporation had:

  • $126 billion in banking assets
  • $7.4 trillion in assets under custody
  • $9.3 trillion in assets under custody/administration
  • $1.0 trillion in assets under management

Northern Trust Corporation reports second quarter net income of $267.9 million, earnings per common share of $1.12.

Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our second quarter results continued to demonstrate our ability to drive strong growth within both our wealth management and institutional businesses. Trust, investment and other servicing fees and net interest income grew 9% and 14%, respectively, compared to the prior year. The growth in fees was driven by strong growth in client assets, as assets under custody/administration and assets under management ended the quarter up 15% and 14%, respectively, compared to a year ago. We remain committed to driving efficiencies in our cost base for the long term, while continuing to invest in people, technology, and regulatory initiatives to support our growing businesses.”


The Northern Trust Story

Learn about the extraordinary people, places and events that define Northern Trust and helped to make us the dynamic financial institution we are today.