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.”
Frederick H. Waddell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Trust, one of the world's leading asset management, asset servicing, fund administration, fiduciary and banking services firms. Serving successful individuals, families and institutions worldwide, the Chicago-based, 127-year-old financial institution had $7.1 trillion in assets under custody and $1 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017.
Since joining Northern Trust in 1975, Mr. Waddell has held leadership positions in commercial banking, strategic planning and Wealth Management. In March 2003, he became head of the Corporate & Institutional Services business unit and, in February 2006, was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Northern Trust. Mr. Waddell was appointed Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2008, and named Chairman in November 2009.
Mr. Waddell received a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in business administration from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.
Mr. Waddell is a member of the Board of Directors of AbbVie Inc., The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago Urban League, the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, the International Monetary Conference, and the Financial Services Roundtable. He is Chairman of the Civic Committee of The Commercial Club and also serves as Vice Chairman of The Commercial Club. Mr. Waddell is on the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He also serves on the Federal Advisory Council, the Trustees Committee of The Chicago Community Trust, the Global Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Management, and is an executive advisor to the Metropolitan Planning Council.
Pete is an Executive Vice President and a member of Northern Trust’s Management Group in Chicago. Pete currently serves as the President of Corporate & Institutional Services business unit.
Northern Trust’s C&IS business unit is a leading provider of asset servicing, investment management, banking and related services to institutional clients worldwide including but not limited to corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, supranational organizations, investment management firms, foundations and endowments, healthcare organizations, insurance companies, and other financial institutions.
An industry veteran, Pete brings over 25 years experience in working in a global organization and managing extremely large and complex client relationships. Pete originally joined Northern Trust in July 2007 as Head of Institutional Product and Strategy. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Pete served in various executive and lead operational roles at State Street Bank.