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Financial Intermediary
Learn about asset management solutions designed for Retirement Plan Advisors, TAMPs/Outsourcing Providers, Subadvisory Program Sponsors, RIAs/Financial Advisors and Trust Institutions.
Learn about asset management solutions including: global index management, active equity and fixed income, target retirement date funds, and manager of manager programs.
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Investment insights, trend analysis and timely commentary from our investment experts.
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Featured Research


Take the Path Forward

Path Forward

In our 5th edition of The Path Forward, we surveyed more than 1,000 DC plan participants and more than 50 industry-leading plan sponsors and consultants. WHAT They Want May Surprise You.


Investment Management Outsourcing Research

View our third research study where we explored how clients react to investment outsourcing:
—Advisor Whitepaper

—Outsourcing Infographic
—Full outsourcing research


Commentary & Insights

High Yield Fixed Income Quarterly Update

High Yield Fixed Income Quarterly Update – First Quarter 2015

Highlighting attribution, economic and market analysis for the high yield sector.

1Q 2015 Investment Manager Survey

While investment managers expect continued growth in the U.S., inflation expectations are rising and geopolitical risks rank as their top concern.
Active Fixed Income Quarterly Update

Active Fixed Income Quarterly Update — First Quarter 2015

Read the first quarter Active Fixed Income Update which features our Core/Core Plus positioning and performance as well as our thoughts on the future.


Economic Commentary

  • May 15, 2015

    • Explaining the Rise in Long-Term Interest Rates
    • Consumers Should Overcome Higher Gas Prices
    • OPEC and the U.S. Face Off in the Oil Markets
Capital Market Assumptions

Capital Market Assumptions

Read Northern Trust's five-year return forecasts for asset classes across the fixed income, equity, real asset and alternatives spectrum.


Investment Capabilities


Small Cap Core

Take a closer look at Northern Small Cap Core Fund (NSGRX) to see how it can add value to client portfolios and help manage small-cap volatility.