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2020 Annual Report: True North

In times of uncertainty, our clients have always looked to us-as a guide, as an ally, as the right path forward. And 2020 was no exception.


Fast Facts

As of September 30 2021, Northern Trust Corporation had:

$15.8trillion assets under custody/administration

$12.2trillion in assets under custody

$1.5trillion in assets under management

$169billion in banking assets

“Northern Trust’s performance in the third quarter reflected the continued strength of our company and growth across each of our businesses. The results produced strong growth in earnings and a return on average common equity of 13.7%. Revenue grew by 10% compared to last year, as new business continued to contribute to growth in our trust, investment and other servicing fees. Net interest income also increased on a year-over-year basis for the first time since the end of 2019, driven by growth in our balance sheet in support of our clients’ liquidity needs. The quarter’s results compared to the prior year produced positive fee and total operating leverage, and solid improvements in profitability and returns, despite the persistent low interest rate environment. We achieved these results while continuing to focus on delivering exceptional services and solutions to our clients, driving efficiency, and investing for future profitable growth.”


Recent Earnings and Trends

Q3 Earnings Report

Third Quarter 2021 Earnings – Wednesday, October 20th at 9:00am CT

Q3 Trends Report

Third Quarter 2021 Earnings – Wednesday, October 20th at 9:00am CT


Executive Biographies

Michael G. O'Grady

Michael G. O'Grady

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Steven L. Fradkin

Steven L. Fradkin

President, Wealth Management
Peter B. Cherecwich

Peter B. Cherecwich

President of Asset Servicing
Shundrawn A. Thomas

Shundrawn A. Thomas

President, Asset Management


Top Insights

Recent articles, multimedia or perspectives from our experts below. For information about a specific topic, see media contacts below.

Jim McDonald

China’s property sector, loaded with debt, threatens to disrupt the country’s economic growth. Chief Investment Strategist Jim McDonald explains how we are positioned.

Wouter Sturkenboom

Surging energy prices can sway the inflation, economic growth and monetary policy. Chief Investment Strategist for EMEA and APAC Wouter Sturkenboom, CFA, explains what investors should expect.



Global Media Contacts

Doug Holt

Head of Global Corporate Communications

+1 (312) 557-1571

North America Media Contacts

John O'Connell

Asset Servicing Media Relations

+1 (312) 444-2388

Tom Pinto

Asset Management Media Relations
New York

+1 (212) 339-7288

EMEA & APAC Media Contacts

Camilla Greene

Head of Media Relations, EMEA & APAC

+44 (0) 20 7982 2176

Marcel Klebba

Media Relations, EMEA & APAC

+44 (0) 20 7982 1994

Learn More About Northern Trust

Our core principles — service, expertise and integrity — have remained constant for over 130 years, guiding Northern Trust's evolution from a new bank in the growing Chicago of 1889 to a multi-faceted global financial services provider.