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Caroline Higgins

Head of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan


Caroline Higgins is the Head of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan at Northern Trust. She is responsible for formulating and implementing business strategies across all client segments. She oversees all business activities and has executive management responsibilities for the Northern Trust Hong Kong Branch.


Caroline joined Northern Trust in  2016 as Head of Global Fund Services (GFS), Asia. She provided valuable leadership to the GFS business and clients, whilst overseeing a number of strategic changes to our operating model, including the migration of Asia Pacific Custody Client Liaison Group (formerly Investment Manager Liaison Group) into the GFS business, and contributing to the strategic build-out of the Fund Administration business in the Singapore branch and across our Asia Alternative offering.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Caroline held senior leadership, product and client management positions within Asia, Europe and Australia. She was at Brown Brother Harriman (BBH) in Hong Kong, where she was the head of the Transfer Agency function across Asia. Prior to BBH, Caroline spent nine years working for State Street in Ireland, Australia and Hong Kong covering local and off-shore Fund Services business focused on client and operational excellence. In addition, she has worked with RBC Global Services, UBS Brinson and Citibank in Australia.

Caroline represents Northern Trust across various industry groups and associations and is SFC licensed to support our Hong Kong business.


Caroline received a Diploma of Management from the Australian Institute of Management, Sydney.


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