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About Northern Trust


Global Leadership, Enduring Principles

Northern Trust first opened its doors for business in 1889. The Chicago-based global bank, established by Byron Laflin Smith, has more than 20 international locations. Founded the same year the Eiffel Tower was completed and the Dakotas, Montana and Washington became states, Northern Trust has weathered the Great Depression, two world wars and the 2008 financial crisis. The bank not only survived, but thrived during these times of significant market and economic stress.

Northern Trust (Nasdaq:NTRS) is a global leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals. For over 125 years, we have evolved with the changing needs of our clients and our world.

As of June 30, 2015, Northern Trust Corporation had:

  • $120 billion in banking assets
  • $6.2 trillion in assets under custody
  • $946 billion in assets under management

Northern Trust Corporation reports second quarter net income of $269.2 million, earnings per common share of $1.10.

Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Northern Trust continues to perform well. In the second quarter, net income and earnings per share improved both year over year and sequentially. Trust, investment and other servicing fees, the largest component of our revenues, increased 7% year over year due to new business and higher equity markets, while expense growth of 5% reflected continued investments in our business as well as ongoing support of technology initiatives and regulatory requirements. We increased our quarterly cash dividend by 9% to $0.36 per common share and returned $182.0 million to common stockholders through dividends and stock repurchases, demonstrating our commitment to returning capital to our common stockholders.”


Principles that Endure: 125 Years of Northern Trust, 1889-2014

Our e-book tells a remarkable story of both constancy and change. Over the years, through economic highs and lows, Northern Trust's character, culture and commitment have remained constant. Available for Apple and Kindle devices.

Corporate Social Responsibility Report