Ashish Gandhi is a vice president and DC investment strategist at Northern Trust, Chicago. His primary responsibilities include researching and identifying new investment product lines, enhancing existing offerings and developing new distribution strategies. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2011, Ashish was a senior associate in the investment consulting group at Towers Watson. His primary responsibilities included investment performance monitoring, manager research and investment structure evaluation. Ashish started his career as an actuarial analyst in Aon Consulting’s defined benefit practice. His focus throughout his career has been on providing clients with the most effective retirement benefit solutions. Ashish holds a BS from North Park University and attended Drake University, where he studied actuarial science.