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Northern Trust Front Office Solutions Enhances Transparency into Investment Analysis Process

Advanced analytics tool provides investors with holistic views of liquid and alternative asset classes.

CHICAGO, June 21, 2022 – Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) has enhanced the Investment Analysis module of its Front Office Solutions platform to optimize decision-making for institutional investors managing sophisticated portfolios, including alternative investments.

Enhancements to the web-based tool address complex asset allocators’ needs for a unified capability to support their investment strategy through increased data capacity, faster speed and greater flexibility and visualization for custom reporting.

“Multi-asset class investors have complex investments that require resources and time to evaluate and monitor,” said John Turney, head of Northern Trust Front Office Solutions. “Our Investment Analysis tool provides allocators with a holistic view of their portfolios, across both liquid and alternative asset classes, delivering advanced data analytics that allow them to focus on due diligence to support their investment strategies.”

The Investment Analysis tool allows allocators to conduct data analysis across current, prospective and historical investments, giving them the ability to monitor and assess their investments through interactive charts and templates, removing the administrative steps that are often required to set up, maintain and re-run reports. Additionally, the tool provides customization capabilities, such as the ability to combine multiple analyses into a single view.

Built using human-centered design, the tool is highly visual and provides allocators with enhanced perspective to evaluate their highly complex investments. Key features include the ability to conduct correlation analyses with interactive heat-maps and run returns analyses with drawdown charts.

“How a portfolio should be invested to gain the best chance of achieving its objectives is a critical question that investors should ask to meet their long-terms goals,” according to Peter Todd, PhD, Senior Quantitative Developer for Front Office Solutions. “With the uncertainty of investment outcomes, measuring risk is necessary in determining effectiveness. By harnessing expanded views and visual outputs, our newest release allows users to more easily meet the increasing demands to derive insightful conclusions.”

Front Office Solutions is an integrated, cloud-based service and data platform that enables investment offices to view and analyze data from disparate sources across all asset classes in one central repository. It serves complex asset owners including foundations, endowments, family offices, pensions and outsourced chief investment officers (OCIOs) with the data they need, in the format they need it, enabling them to make informed decisions that help them excel at their strategies and optimize performance.

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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 a global presence with offices in 22 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and across 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of March 31, 2022, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$15.5 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.5 trillion. For more than 130 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Please visit our website or follow us on Twitter.

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