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We can help you find a better way to reach this goal – while still responding to your other investment needs. Using our full range of equity solutions – from Intelligent Indexing® to engineered equity to fundamental equity – we can tailor an approach to efficiently meet your goals so you'll be better compensated for the risks you take.
Read our latest paper to know why investment horizon, rather than the timing of incorporating factor-based strategies, is the key to meeting your objectives.
This paper examines how investors can achieve their broader investment objectives while meeting their low-carbon goals using a combination of Quality and Low Carbon.
This latest paper analyses how well smart beta indices capture exposure to compensated risk factors and minimize unintended, uncompensated exposure using our proprietary metric, the Factor Efficiency Ratio (FER).
Bob Browne, CFA
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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