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Institutional Brokerage Services



Northern Trust Securities LLP is Northern Trust’s institutional brokerage unit, providing a wide variety of capital markets solutions customised to meet the needs of our most-sophisticated institutional clients. Globally, we work with more than 800 investment managers and trade for more than 1,600 institutional clients.


Northern Trust’s teams of dedicated experts deliver institutional brokerage capabilities, including:
  • Trade Execution – Complement your investment objectives with a flexible, extensive agency-model trading programme with a track record of beating market benchmarks on equity execution quality.
  • Aviate Live Research – Access current global equity market research, intraday and historical data and distinctive, compelling investment ideas.
  • Transition Management – Manage securities’ purchase/sale costs, contain risk and maintain value.


At Northern Trust, we put our clients first and work with your best interests in mind.
  • Northern Trust offers an agency-model brokerage as a service to our custody and administration clients. We do not engage in proprietary trading or investment banking activities.
  • Clients benefit from our focus on optimising execution quality and minimising trading costs.
  • We understand the need for confidentiality, and offer clients a range of methods for accessing liquidity while minimising information leakage.
  • Our brokerage services are integrated with our core custody and administration offerings, allowing for a simplified relationship model and better-coordinated services.


Northern Trust has institutional brokerage offices in Chicago, New York, London, Sydney, and Hong Kong.

Northern Trust and its subsidiaries operate in 19 U.S. states and 20 countries throughout North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia Pacific.


For more information about our Institutional Brokerage services, speak with your Northern Trust representative or contact Guy Gibson.

<a name="guy">&nbsp;</a>Guy Gibson

 Guy Gibson

Head of Global Equities
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<a name="guy">&nbsp;</a>Guy Gibson

 Guy Gibson

Head of Global Equities

Guy is a Senior Vice President and the Head of Global Equities for Northern Trust’s institutional brokerage business in EMEA and APAC. Guy joined Northern Trust with the acquisition of Aviate Global, where he was a co-founder and CEO of Aviate. He is a member of Northern Trust Securities’ senior leadership and principally responsible for trading and distribution. Guy manages Northern Trust Securities’ sales, trading and operations teams in London, Hong Kong and Sydney.

Guy, has a degree in International Business Management and Finance from Massey University in New Zealand. Prior to founding Aviate, Guy worked at Credit Suisse, Salomon Brothers, Citi and Knight.

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