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The Outsourced Trading Desk

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Stay ahead of the unprecedented pressures falling on buy-side trading desks by building an efficient, cost-effective and compliant execution solution.

Investment managers are at a tipping point, faced with structural pressures from multiple sources: rising costs, lower fees, increasing regulation and mounting compliance costs, rapid technology change and more.

Northern Trust’s Integrated Trading Solution – brought to you by Northern Trust Securities Australia Pty Ltd - helps asset owners and asset managers alleviate some of these pressures by outsourcing the trade lifecycle. It is an opportunity to meaningfully lower costs, reduce risk, manage regulatory compliance and enhance transparency and operational efficiency.

By outsourcing trade execution, managers can focus on their core capabilities, their value proposition and their clients, which positions them to compete more effectively in the battle for alpha.

Agency-only execution

Northern Trust Securities Australia Pty Ltd (NTSA) is an agency-only broker, acting only on instructions received from clients.  NTSA does not engage in proprietary trading, portfolio management or advice, corporate finance, or investment banking. 

Depth of trading expertise

Our expert teams in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific – the three key trading regions  - offer over 200 years of combined buy and sell-side trading experience across large, mid, small cap, program trading and emerging/frontier markets.

Access to greater liquidity

Our market position as an agency-only broker-dealer within a custody bank means we are able to offer clients access to more than 80 markets and dozens of pools of liquidity around the world.

Technology

We are investing in solutions that meet the execution needs of our clients. Our Straight-Through-Processing architecture integrates data flows through front, middle and back office systems – reducing the need for manual intervention and creating operational efficiencies.

Regulatory Oversight

Our independent Compliance team is embedded in our business, to provide oversight, advisory, monitoring, surveillance and reporting activities.

Best Execution

Best Execution matters and we offer a comprehensive reporting and analytics solution to help clients demonstrate execution performance and satisfy their regulatory reporting obligations.

Multi-asset class and instrument coverage

We execute equities, fixed income, currencies, options, ETFs and AIM stocks across 80+ markets and 31 trading venues.

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Trends in Asset Servicing


Better known in the equity markets, outsourced fixed income trading is gaining traction in fixed income.

Best Outsourced Trading Solution Provider, Institutional Asset Manager Service Provider Awards

Watch Northern Trust’s Gerard Walsh discuss key findings from our survey with Coalition Greenwich, ‘The Evolving Asset Management Landscape: Only the Fittest Will Thrive,' with Benjamin David, Deputy Editor of Funds Europe. Key topics covered include managers top internal challenges and how these may be addressed. Gerard also gives his perspectives on 2024’s T+1 developments and how these may impact firms engaging in US stock trading from other global locations.

 


This material is directed to professional clients only and is not intended for retail clients. For Asia-Pacific markets, it is directed to institutional investors, expert investors and professional investors only and should not be relied upon by retail investors.

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© 2024 Northern Trust Corporation. Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A. Incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Products and services provided by subsidiaries of Northern Trust Corporation may vary in different markets and are offered in accordance with local regulation.

Northern Trust Banking & Markets is comprised of a number of Northern Trust entities that provide trading and execution services on behalf of institutional clients, including foreign exchange, institutional brokerage, securities finance and transition management services. Foreign exchange, securities finance and transition management services are provided by The Northern Trust Company (TNTC) globally, and Northern Trust Global Services SE (NTGS SE) in the European Economic Area (EEA). Institutional Brokerage services including ITS are provided by NTGS SE in the EEA, Northern Trust Securities LLP (NTS LLP) in the rest of EMEA, Northern Trust Securities Australia Pty Ltd (NTSA) in APAC and Northern Trust Securities, Inc. (NTSI) in the United States. For legal and regulatory information about our offices and legal entities, visit northerntrust.com/disclosures.

This communication is issued and approved for distribution in Australia and New Zealand by NTSA, in the United Kingdom by NTS LLP and in the EEA by NTGS SE. Please see below for regulatory status disclosures for Northern Trust’s legal entities.

This communication is provided on a confidential basis for the sole benefit of clients and prospective clients of NTSA, NTS LLP or NTGS SE and may not be reproduced, redistributed or transmitted, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of NTSA, NTS LLP or NTGS SE. Any unauthorised use is strictly prohibited. This communication is directed to clients and prospective clients that are categorised as (i) ‘wholesale clients’ in Australia and/or New Zealand and (ii) as eligible counterparties or professional clients within the meaning of Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments (MiFID II), or in the UK, as amended by the Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018. For Asia-Pacific markets, it is directed to expert, institutional, professional and wholesale clients or investors only. NTSA, NTS LLP and NTGS SE do not provide investment services to retail clients.

This communication is a marketing communication prepared by a member of the NTSA, NTS LLP or NTGS SE Sales or Trading department and is not investment research. The content of this communication has not been prepared by a financial analyst or similar; it has not been prepared in accordance with the legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and it is not subject to any prohibition on dealing ahead of the dissemination of investment research.

This communication is not an offer to engage in transactions in specific financial instruments; does not constitute investment advice, does not constitute a personal recommendation and has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances, needs or objectives of individual investors. NTSA and NTS LLP do not engage in proprietary trading, and NTSA, NTS LLP and NTGS SE do not engage in market making in securities or corporate advisory activities. NTSA, NTS LLP and NTGS SE do not hold a proprietary position in any of the financial instruments or issuers referred to in this communication, unless otherwise disclosed.

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ABOUT NTS LLP: NTS LLP is registered in England & Wales under number OC324323; registered office: 50 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5NT; authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority; member of the London Stock Exchange.

ABOUT NTSA: NTSA is registered in Australia (ABN 79 648 476 055); registered address: Level 12, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia; place of business address: Level 40, 225 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia. NTSA holds an Australian Financial Services License (No. 529894) and is authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission.

ABOUT NTGS SE: NTGS SE is registered in Luxembourg under number B232281. Registered office: 10, rue du Château d’Eau, L-3364 Leudelange, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Northern Trust Global Services SE is an authorised credit institution in Luxembourg under Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Luxembourg law of 5 April 1993 on the financial sector. It is authorised by the European Central Bank (ECB) and subject to the prudential supervision of the ECB and the Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).

NTGS SE, UK Branch: UK office is at 50 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5NT. Authorised and regulated by the European Central Bank and Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and with deemed variation of permission. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. The nature and extent of consumer protections may differ from those for firms based in the UK. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.

NOTICE TO U.S. INVESTORS: NTS LLP and NTGS SE are not U.S. registered brokers or dealers, and they are not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission or members of FINRA. This communication is intended only for “major U.S. institutional investors” and is not intended for individual or noninstitutional investors and should not be distributed to any such individuals or entities. Interested "major U.S. institutional investors" should contact Northern Trust Securities, Inc. (NTSI), our U.S. registered broker-dealer affiliate, or another U.S.-registered broker-dealer, to effect transactions in any securities discussed herein. Northern Trust Securities, Inc. (NTSI), Member FINRA, SIPC and a subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation. Products and services offered through NTSI are not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by any bank, and are subject to investment risk including loss of principal amount invested. NTSI does not accept time sensitive, action-oriented messages or securities transaction orders, including purchase and/or sell instructions, via e-mail. Additional disclosures are included in the link, see northerntrust.com/ntsidisclosure.

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