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Northern Trust Asset Management Adds Industry Veteran to Lead Strategy for Funds and Managed Accounts

Responsible for Intermediary and Institutional Channels

CHICAGO, October 11, 2018 —

Brian O’Donnell has joined Northern Trust Asset Management as Head of Business Strategy, Enablement and Administration for the Funds and Managed Accounts Group. In this newly-created leadership role, he is responsible for developing business strategy to deliver the firm’s ETF, mutual fund, and multi-asset class investment solutions, as well as business intelligence, to optimize its service model for intermediary and institutional investors.
O’Donnell joins from BlackRock, where he was Head of Americas Cash & Liquidity Sales and Distribution. He oversaw a team responsible for the firm’s global liquidity business across all client channels. His previous experience includes leading BlackRock’s  mutual fund and iShares ETF business development for the RIA channel, and developing and implementing iShares’ distribution strategy for the Asia Pacific market.

“As a highly experienced investment management professional, Brian has an acute understanding of the needs of institutional and intermediary investors and how they use ETFs, mutual funds, and multi-asset class solutions to achieve their desired outcomes.  He has a demonstrated track record of success in developing strategies to support those needs,” said Darek Wojnar, Head of Funds and Managed Accounts at Northern Trust Asset Management. “Brian’s exceptional leadership skills and ability to build effective engagement approaches will strengthen the service model we provide for our unique investment management solutions.”

O’Donnell has more than 20 years of investment management industry experience that also includes Prudential Securities. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from University of Colorado, and holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® certification, administered by the Investments & Wealth Institute and taught in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

About Northern Trust Asset Management
Northern Trust Asset Management is a leading global asset management firm serving institutional and individual investors in 29 countries.  Our robust investment capabilities span all markets and asset classes, from passive and risk-factor to fundamental active, multi-asset class and multi-manager strategies, delivered in multiple vehicles.  As of June 30, 2018, assets under management were $954.4 billion. For more information, please visit our website or follow us on Twitter @NTInvest

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.

About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 23 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2018, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$10.7 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.1 trillion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.
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