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Learn about asset management solutions designed for Retirement Plan Advisors, TAMPs/Outsourcing Providers, Subadvisory Program Sponsors, RIAs/Financial Advisors and Trust Institutions.
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Execution Services


A flexible and extensive trading program to complement your investment objectives

Through Northern Trust Securities, Inc., partner with dedicated professionals to create a tailored trading program focused on optimising execution quality and minimising trading costs across all major global markets and currencies.
Northern Trust Securities, Inc. offers clients a flexible and extensive trading platform coupled with the expertise of a global trading partner.

Our Services:

  • Execution in major global markets and local currencies for securities across multiple asset classes
  • Expert advice and consulting in choosing your trading approach, coupled with extensive pre- and post-trade analytics
  • Ensure execution quality and full transparency from trading to settlement to administration of securities
  • Electronic trading from anywhere in the world using FIX-compatible order management systems, Bloomberg and links to OMGEO OASYS for trade allocation and OMGEO ALERT for account opening
  • Liquidity sourced in more than 35 exchanges, electronic communication networks, automated trading systems, and dark market venues
  • Commitment to best execution by providing a third-party trade cost analysis which includes 50+ benchmarks for relative or absolute comparison, comprehensive analysis of the order lifecycle from decision through to final fill, and integrated factor such  as volatility, momentum, market cap, ADV, etc.


  • Anti-gaming logic protects the order from being detected by the market
  • Agency trading model to serve the best interests of our clients
  • Streamlined trading process to ensure best coverage
Terry Ransford

Terry Ransford

Senior Vice President
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Terry Ransford

Terry Ransford

Senior Vice President

Prior to joining Northern Trust, he was President an Chief Operating Officer of internet broker Wingspan Investment Services, Inc., a Bank One company. Prior to its merger with Bank One, Mr. Ransford served as First Chicago NBD's chief technology officer for its retail investment subsidiaries First Chicago NBD Investment Services and Roney & Co. He has developed several leading brokerage web sites including Wingspan, Bank One's OneInvest and its predecessor First Chicago NBD Online Brokerage.

Ransford has spent his 29-year career in the brokerage industry. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2000, he held various management positions with Bank One, Fidelity Investments and Prudential Securities.

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Brochure: Execution Services

Customised capital markets solutions delivered by a strong, trusted partner with integrity and expertise.

Awards and Accolades

Recognized for strength, stability and outstanding service.

Northern Trust Corporation. Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A. Incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Products and services provided by subsidiaries of Northern Trust Corporation may vary in different markets and are offered in accordance with local regulation. For more information, read our legal and regulatory information about individual market offices.

This material is directed to professional clients only and is not intended for retail clients. For Asia-Pacific markets, it is directed to institutional investors, expert investors and professional investors only and should not be relied upon by retail investors.