Customised investment programmes designed to match your objectives
In today's challenging financial markets, you look for insight, opinion and reliable solutions from your investment manager. Northern Trust asset management recognises that every client is unique, so we use a special skill that's the hallmark of our investment approach - listening. We collaborate with our clients to understand their wants, needs, and long term investment goals as well as their limitations, be they by design or by governance.
Institutional investors often omit or hastily consider an important step in the investment decision process, namely selecting and refining the respective indices to be used. In doing so, investors may be missing an opportunity to truly understand the indices they are using and the potential exposure they are receiving through fully or partially replicated portfolios.
At Northern Trust we offer investors the opportunity to actively design their benchmark. This allows investors to work with us to tailor their index to meet their exact requirements based on their objectives, risk tolerance, liabilities, sector or home bias and liquidity needs. Then we create a passively managed portfolio that tracks the customised index. In other words, the “active bets” or exposures are embedded in the custom benchmark, which is then passively managed.
We invite you to harness the expertise, flexibility and innovation of one of the most trusted, stable and experienced global asset managers, built from the fiduciary heritage of Northern Trust around our principles of service, expertise and integrity.
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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