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Transition complex portfolios smoothly with our global trading expertise. Our transition management team combines risk mitigation techniques and robust project management to design custom solutions for unique portfolios.

Transition Portfolios Seamlessly

Whether changing an asset manager or an investment strategy, asset turnover within an investment portfolio can be risky and expensive.

Northern Trust’s transition management team combines risk mitigation and project management along with global trading expertise to help you navigate through the process of change. We’ll help you implement large and complex changes to your portfolio with ease and confidence in today’s fast moving markets.

From start to finish, we will work closely with you to design a custom strategy for your portfolio. Receive deeper insights into the process – from pre-trade to post-trade – with our transparent reporting. Plus, get easy access to local expertise with our strategically located trading desks in Chicago, Hong Kong, London and Sydney.

Project Management Expertise

Achieve a smooth and transparent transition of your portfolio, by relying on our 30+ years’ experience in managing transitions.

Focus on your core objectives. We’ll handle the details – from liaising with appropriate stakeholders to attending to administrative tasks, through a clear and auditable process.

Custom trading solutions built around your portfolio

Minimize the effect of change on your portfolio with our customized trading strategies. Our consultative approach takes into consideration your priorities as well as the broader landscape of asset liquidity and potential sources of risk.

Find the customized solution that’s right for you by leveraging our capital markets solutions and working closely with a dedicated team of industry specialists.

Risk and Cost Minimization

Control potential risks and associated costs while implementing your portfolio asset allocation with our expert risk mitigation techniques. Monitor expenses throughout the event through using our detailed cost analysis reports. Our experience in trading multiple asset classes will help you minimize the effects of:

  • Exposure risk – by preventing incorrect asset classes or unwanted cash exposure
  • Execution risk – associated with transacting in the market, for example, through information leakage or counterparty risk
  • Operational risk – by assigning a portfolio manager to each milestone event, we anticipate and manage risks inherent with portfolio set-up, settlement and coordination of all parties
  • Process risk – by ensuring accountability with a clearly defined project management process

Northern Trust’s heritage of risk management is built into our executions. We handle large, complex transitions with full transparency while minimizing risk and cost.

Transparent Reporting

Keep a close watch on every aspect of your transition through our suite of transparent reports that include detailed timelines, participant checklists, pre- and post-trade analysis, and daily updates. Additionally, we can complete documentation on your behalf to help ensure required accounts are open and available at the appropriate times.

Receive full oversight of your transition from start to finish. Our service is reinforced by clear lines of responsibility and managerial oversight.

Learn About our Commitment to Transition Management

You can count on us for the long term. Northern Trust is committed to transition management by continuously investing in our technology, our capabilities and our people.

For more information about our Transition Management services, speak with your Northern Trust relationship manager or contact the team at nt_tm_global@ntrs.com.

<a name="craig">&nbsp;</a>Craig Blackbourn

 Craig Blackbourn

Head of Transition Management, EMEA
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<a name="craig">&nbsp;</a>Craig Blackbourn

 Craig Blackbourn

Head of Transition Management, EMEA
 

Craig Blackbourn is a Senior Vice President and EMEA Head of Transition Management. Craig is charged with the long-term strategy of the group, client management and day-to-day operations.

Craig has extensive transition management experience, joining Northern Trust in December 2016 from Nomura (formerly Lehman Brothers) where he was head of transition management in EMEA and Asia excluding Japan. Prior to this, Craig spent two years at BNP Paribas Securities Services. In the 12 years previous to joining BNP Paribas, Craig held a number of managerial roles within various functions for the Deutsche Bank Group, including Global Custody and Asset Management, from which the firm offered transition management services to institutional investors.

Overall, Craig has more than 23 years of industry experience and 17 years’ experience in the transition management arena, where he has overseen the execution of some of the most complex events undertaken in the industry.

Bradley J. Blackwell

Bradley J. Blackwell

Second Vice President, Relationship Manager
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Bradley J. Blackwell

Second Vice President, Relationship Manager
 

Bradley is a Relationship Manager for Northern Trust Global Securities Lending, specializing in the Large Corporate segment. He is responsible for ensuring that Global Securities Lending clients receive quality and coordinated services from our operations, trading and investment areas. Bradley also assists with sales and marketing efforts within this same segment.

Previously, Bradley managed the securities lending account management team. Prior to that role, Bradley was a securities lending account manager. Bradley joined Northern Trust in 2006 as an Accountant within Fund Administration in Worldwide Operations.

Bradley was named an Officer in February, 2009 and a Second Vice President in February, 2010.

He received a B.S. degree in finance from West Virginia University.

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