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Quantitative Active Equity

 
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Achieving Excess Returns by Avoiding Unintended Risks

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 build an equity portfolio to employ the most efficient strategies to help you reach your objectives?

With quantitative equity strategies, 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 quantitative 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 custom solution tailored for your needs

Collaborative Solutions in Action

Our global equity team works with clients to target factors to meet portfolio objectives. 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:

  • Quality Low Volatility
  • Quality ESG
  • Quality Large Cap Core
  • Quality Value
  • Quality Dividend Focus
  • Quality Small Cap Value
  • Quality Small Cap Core

A Range of Vehicles to Meet Your Needs

Choosing the right vehicle is important to your investments' overall success. We offer a range of multi-factor strategies across regions and market capitalizations.

Want to Learn More?

Discover how Northern Trust can help you analyze the risks your portfolio faces – and identify those worth taking. Explore our quantitative 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.

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

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