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Engineering Equity to Work in Your Favor

What if you could find a way to identify which risks are most likely to move you closer to your goals – and which are most likely to be rewarded? What if you could engineer your equity portfolio to employ the most efficient strategies to help you reach your objectives?

With engineered equity, we provide a more rewarding approach to better compensate you for the risks you're taking.

Think Differently, Optimize Exposure 

We see the space between active and index blurring, and this shift presents new opportunities for investors to find a better route to achieving their objectives. Whether you use alternative or customized indices, factor-based strategies or incorporate our proprietary quality score, we can help you gain the most effective exposure possible.

Our engineered equity approach optimizes equity risk to:

  • Identify portfolio risks worth taking based on your goals
  • Analyze your existing portfolio to determine the true current risk
  • Create a best-in-class solution tailored for your needs

Collaborative Solutions in Action

Our global equity team works with clients to engineer equity factors to their best advantage. Solution agnostic, they create a range of answers – alternative index, factor-based and proprietary quality solutions – to address our clients’ unique and complex challenges. Some examples of our solutions include:

  • Focused investment, controlling for uncompensated risks: 
    • Intersection of high quality and dividend yield
    • Intersection of small size and value, eliminating companies with signs of distress
  • Funded index strategies benchmarked to Russell indices: 
    • Fundamental Emerging Markets Small Company
    • Fundamental Developed International Small Company

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.

Want to Learn More?

Discover how Northern Trust can help you analyze the risks your portfolio faces – and identify those worth taking. Explore our engineered equity solutions today, and start putting that risk to work in your favor.

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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Factors drove nearly all excess returns over the past 50 years. Put risk to work in your favor.

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