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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 – Second Quarter 2015

High Yield Fixed Income Quarterly Update
Highlighting attribution, economic and market analysis for the high yield sector.

2Q 2015 Investment Manager Survey

Investment managers view U.S. monetary policy as a top equity market risk, while improved economic and corporate growth are expected.
Active Fixed Income Quarterly Update

Active Fixed Income Quarterly Update — Second Quarter 2015

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


Economic Commentary

  • September 4, 2015

    • Will Unsettled Markets Unsettle the Federal Reserve?
    • Inflation Targeting Is an Imprecise Science
    • The U.S. Gets Closer to Full Employment
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.