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Providing a robust depositary service whilst assisting our clients with regulatory change

Through our active industry leadership and engagement with local regulatory and industry bodies, Northern Trust is ideally placed to help you understand and navigate the changing regulatory landscape.

We leverage our industry experience and expertise gained through years of serving as a depositary in Ireland, Guernsey, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Across EMEA, we work with more than 1700 funds across five jurisdictions with a value in excess of US$660 billion.

We look to provide a more tailored and effective depositary service, structured to accommodate the nature, scale and complexity of your business.

As an experienced partner, Northern Trust offers you:

  • A fully engaged and experienced team of specialists across Europe that provides technical, compliance and operational expertise
  • Support for an extensive range of asset classes held in varied fund structures including UCITS/AIFs and third country AIFs
  • Services catering for hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, private equity, real estate, money market funds, ETFs, tax transparent funds and credit & debt
  • A comprehensive range of depositary solutions including safekeeping of assets, cash flow monitoring and reconciliation & oversight
  • One single management structure that promotes an aligned service model across EMEA

Data as of 30 June 2017


Douglas Gee

Douglas Gee

Head of Business Development Europe, Middle East and Africa
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Douglas Gee

Head of Business Development Europe, Middle East and Africa
 
Douglas joined Northern Trust in 2008 and has over 19 years of business development experience, the last seven of which have been spent in the banking and asset servicing industry. Douglas is currently responsible for leading Northern Trust’s EMEA business development group in London. He manages sales teams in Stockholm, Amsterdam, London, Dublin, Luxembourg, Channel Islands and the Middle East, responsible for offering the breath of Northern Trust’s asset servicing and capital markets solutions to both asset owner and asset manager communities. 

Prior to assuming this responsibility in September 2015, Douglas spent four years leading Northern Trust’s Institutional Investor Group (IIG) Business Development team for UK, Ireland and latterly Africa, with responsibility for offering Northern Trust’s services to pension fund, insurance, sovereign wealth fund, central banking and charity sectors. 

Douglas has been instrumental in maintaining and developing Northern Trust's focus on the pension fund industry and works with Northern Trust’s Retirement Solution Practice, an advisory group dedicated to helping institutions navigate the complexities of the global retirement market.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Douglas worked in the IT industry for 12 years, specialising in business development for Morse Group Plc and Computacenter Plc.

He earned a B.Sc. degree, with honours, in Computer Sciences and Politics from University of West England, Bristol, having previously attended Winchester College.
John Cargill

John Cargill

Head of EMEA Depositary Services
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John Cargill

Head of EMEA Depositary Services
 

John runs Northern Trust’s EMEA Depositary business which operates across 5 European jurisdictions offering a range of depositary and trustee services.

John joined Northern Trust in 2013 to oversee the expansion of Northern Trust’s depositary and trustee offering and successfully led the AIFMD and UCITSV programmes of regulatory work to enhance and progress our business.

John is a director of Northern Trust Fiduciary Services (Ireland) Limited and Northern Trust Fiduciary Services (Guernsey) Limited and in addition to Depositary Services has responsibility for the Brexit Programme, the Global Fund Services Custody Servicing business in Ireland and GFS Regulatory Execution.

Prior to joining Northern Trust John was a Managing Director at HSBC with global responsibility for trustee, depositary and fiduciary services holding directorships in multiple jurisdictions. John also previously worked at State Street, Standard Life and HBOS and is a Scottish qualified solicitor. John is a former Chairman of the Depositary and Trustee Association.

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