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Strategic, Global Expertise

As a pioneer in the field of index management, we have the scale of resources to help meet your needs. Combining strategic market insight and sophisticated research with highly effective execution, our thoughtful approach can help you meet your complex investment challenges. We offer:

  • Solutions tailored to meet the needs of institutional and high net worth investors
  • Broad and deep access to global developed, emerging and frontier markets
  • Efficient market exposure to leading benchmarks, including FTSE, MSCI, Russell and Standard & Poor's

Providing Intelligent Indexing® Solutions

To maximize your index investment returns and preserve wealth over the long-term, we believe providing low-cost market exposure is vital. Using our disciplined and transparent Intelligent Indexing process, backed by industry-leading technology, our goal is to replicate benchmark characteristics – considering risk, liquidity and transaction costs at every stage.

We build successful cost-efficient strategies on four pillars:

  • Understanding the total cost spectrum
  • Managing index change strategically
  • Using a range of trading options
  • Applying multi-dimensional risk control

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.

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Find out how Northern Trust's Intelligent Indexing process and nearly 50 years' experience in index management can help you fulfill your index objectives.

Bob Browne, CFA

Bob Browne, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
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Bob Browne, CFA

Bob Browne, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
 

Bob Browne is an Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Northern Trust. He is a member of Northern Trust's Operating Group, reporting directly to the Management Group.

Bob chairs the firm’s Investment Policy Committee, which sets investment policy for all Northern Trust groups in all asset classes. He is responsible for investment performance, process and philosophy across multiple investment strategies including fixed income, active equity and passive investments. Bob joined Northern Trust in January 2009 and has more than 20 years of investment experience.

From 2004 until 2009, Bob worked for ING Investment Management and was the firm’s Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income and Proprietary Investments. In this capacity, he oversaw $120 billion in assets under management across retail and institutional clients, as well as the firm’s own insurance assets. From 2002 to 2004, Bob was founder and Managing Partner of Picador Capital, an alternative investment firm. From 1999 to 2001, he was Co-Head of Americas Fixed Income for Merrill Lynch Investments and he also worked in the firm’s London office from 1997 to 1999 as a senior portfolio manager. Bob spent the first eight years of his career, from 1989 until 1997, at JP Morgan Investment working as a global fixed income and currency portfolio manager in the firm’s Tokyo and London offices.

Bob holds a B.A. with a major in economics from the College of the Holy Cross. He also has a Masters in international business studies from the University of South Carolina. Bob is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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