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Global Head of Capital Markets Client Solutions
Gerard leads Northern Trust’s Global Capital Markets Client Solutions group, covering Equities, Fixed Income, FX and Securities Finance. He is responsible for matching Capital Markets solutions to client needs, including new business development, Target Operating Models and strategic client relationships. Gerard joined Northern Trust in May 2016 with the acquisition of Aviate Global where he was Chief Business Officer.
Before joining Aviate Global in 2014, Gerard spent 10 years at Schroder Investment Management where he had held a number of senior roles in institutional client-facing operational and project management.
Prior to Schroders, Gerard headed business change management at Telewest Communications (now Virgin Media) and worked in the consulting industry for Accenture and Deloitte. Gerard started his career with Mobil Oil in his native New Zealand before moving to Europe in 1998 to complete an MBA at SDA-Bocconi in Italy.
Gerard's Insights & Research
November 16, 2023
Identifying and mitigating conflicts of interest is a fundamental ongoing regulatory obligation of asset managers and asset owners, for themselves and on behalf of the clients for whom they manage assets. In this article Gerard Walsh, Northern Trust’s Global Head of Capital Markets Client Solutions considers agency trading in the context of conflicts of interest.
September 6, 2023
In a challenging environment, investment managers should focus on efficiency to enhance performance.
July 12, 2022
As the outsourced trading wave builds, Gerard Walsh and Grant Johnsey explore the factors driving managers to consider outsourcing their trading desks and considerations for selecting a model – from partial to full outsourcing.