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Our goal is to redefine the manager-administrator relationship by combining market-leading technology with consultative relationship management. We work seamlessly with you to handle your fund administration so you can focus on what you do best: managing and growing your business.

 
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Featured Insights & Research

 

Transparency

 

We're Opening New Doors to Transparency

When it comes to transparency into hedge fund holdings, a sizeable perception gap remains:
  • 98% of hedge fund managers think investors are satisfied
  • 55% of investors would like more
Learn how integrated, standardized data solutions may provide answers to the transparency challenge.

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Industry Trends

 
Hedge Funds Outlook

2015 Outlook [PDF]

Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services executives share their outlook on trends facing the industry in 2015.
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Hedge Fund Videos

Hedge Fund Videos

In three short videos, Carl Lingenfelter discusses the impact of regulations, the future of shadow administration and the outlook for the hedge fund industry.
William Mak

William Mak

Executive Vice President - Head of Asia-Pacific Region & Country Manager Singapore Branch
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William Mak

William Mak

Executive Vice President - Head of Asia-Pacific Region & Country Manager Singapore Branch
 

William Mak is Head of the Asia Pacific region for Northern Trust. In this role, he is responsible for the growth and development of the asset servicing and asset management businesses that serve institutional clients across central banks, sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds, government agencies, investment management firms,insurance companies and other large sophisticated global institutions.

William is also currently the Singapore Country Manager, responsible for the oversight of the Singapore Branch activities. From August 2012 to April 2013, William took on additional responsibility as Country Manager of Hong Kong and Head of Northern Trust Global Investments APAC.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, William Mak was with Bank of New York Mellon. He was the Managing Director of Bank of New York Mellon Asset Management business in South East Asia from 2008 – 2010. Before joining the Asset Management business, William was the General Manager Asia of Bank of New York Mellon Asset Servicing B.V. from 2006 to 2008.

Prior to that, he was Managing Director at ABN Amro, managing client relationships and business development with Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Government Institutions in Asia Pacific. William also spent a short stint at BNP Paribas in 2004 as Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group, South East Asia.

William started his career at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and held various roles during his 16 year tenure in the monetary and reserve management area. He was based in Singapore and also spent 3 years working at the MAS New York Office. William’s last held position at the MAS was Director and Head, Foreign Exchange, Liquidity and Gold in the Reserve and Monetary Management Department. He was part of the MAS senior management in deciding the strategic asset allocations in the foreign reserve of MAS.

William is an economist by training, and graduated with Honors from the National University of Singapore.

Insights & Research

Helping you anticipate and address change.

 

Regulation

FATCA Goes Global [PDF]
Read about the wave of global tax compliance regulations being implemented in the wake of FATCA.
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Operational Best Practices

Creativity in Controls
Peter Sanchez, CEO of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services, and Boston Consulting Group's Brad Henderson share their insights on operational solutions for some of the hedge fund industry's key challenges.
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HFM Week European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2015

HFM Week European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2015

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Northern Trust Industry Awards

Custody Risk European Awards 2014

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