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Disciplined Research; Commitment to Quality

You want your equity investments to deliver excess returns, but you're sensitive to volatility. Our research shows that quality companies outperform the market over time, typically with less volatility. That's why Northern Trust has incorporated quality in its investment processes for more than 40 years.

Whatever your desired exposure, our active equity strategies focus on maximising returns, leveraging our disciplined research.

Our Core Quality Philosophy Drives Success

Northern Trust's core quality philosophy is based on thorough analysis, seeking strong competitive market position, earnings sustainability and strong, prudent management. Our focus on quality lies at the heart of our equity approach and sets us apart from other asset managers. This foundation helps us create and manage active equity portfolios that seek superior performance - typically with less volatility and increased protection in down markets.

Research-Based Solutions

Whether you are seeking a specific geographic or style exposure for your active equity portfolio, Northern Trust provides a range of fundamental research-driven strategies to meet your needs.

  • International – Best in class, geographic concentrations include global and world ex-U.S. mandates.
  • U.S. Large Cap Core strategy - designed to generate returns in excess of the S&P 500 over the full market cycle by investing in high-quality, large cap companies.
  • U.S. Large Cap Growth strategy – combining a top-down view of macroeconomic trends and individual stock selection.
  • U.S. Large Cap Value strategy – seeks to identify quality companies selling at a discount to our researched intrinsic value.
  • Specialty mandates:
    • Income equity: exposures with enhanced income and reduced volatility
    • Innovation/technology: innovation with a quality bias

A Range of Vehicles to meet your needs

Choosing the right vehicle is important to your investments’ overall success.  We offer a full range of structures and we work with you to determine which one best suits your needs - considering tax status, domicile, liquidity, compliance and flexibility.

Want to Learn More?

Find out how the knowledge, insights and resources of Northern Trust’s experienced investment professionals can help you build portfolios aligned with your investment objectives.

Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Director of Product Development and Sustainable Investing
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Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Director of Product Development and Sustainable Investing
 

Mamadou-Abou Sarr is the director of product development and sustainable investing at Northern Trust Asset Management where he is responsible for driving innovation and product development across our array of asset class capabilities. Mamadou oversees the strategic product group, and provides strong leadership in the area of sustainable investing that fosters the implementation of sustainable investing across asset classes and channels.

In his previous role at Northern Trust Asset Management, Mamadou was the Global Head of Sustainable Investing at Northern Trust Asset Management where he was responsible for ESG innovation and product development across our array of asset class capabilities.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Mamadou worked for HSBC Global Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Amundi Alternative Investments and Citi in trading, product specialist and business development roles in London, Paris, Abu Dhabi and Dakar.

Mamadou received his B.A. in economics from the Université Jean Monnet and holds a Specialised Master in international project management from the European School of Management (ESCP Europe), Paris. Additionally, he holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ). Mamadou is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (ACSI) and a member of the CFA UK Institute.

He is a member of the UNPRI Listed Equity, Integration and Passive Investments committees and serves as an advisor of the George Barley Water prize (Everglades Foundation). He is a guest lecturer on Sustainability at the University of Chicago, ESCP Europe and Imperial College of London.

Mamadou is a board member of the Lycée Français de Chicago, The Nature Conservancy Illinois Chapter and a member of the Museum Council at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) in Chicago. In 2014 he was named in the Financial News “Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management” in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2017, Mamadou was named a "40 under 40" by Crain’s Chicago Business, being selected for the business leadership honor of leaders who’ve made an impact before their 40th birthday.

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