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You need an experienced partner who understands your business, shares your sense of urgency and brings leading-edge solutions.

Rely on our expertise in fund servicing, global custody, asset management and investment operations outsourcing – so you can focus on product development, performance and distribution.

Our Services

Banking and Treasury Management

We provide sound solutions for your capital, investment and operating needs to meet those changes.

Fund Services

Fund services that will evolve with your changing requirements.

Global Custody

Choose from Northern Trust's comprehensive range of global custody services.

Investment Operations Outsourcing

Create a customized investment operations outsourcing solution.

Investment Risk and Analytical Services

Analyze performance and manage risk using innovative technology and a consultative approach.

Cross-Border Pooling

Innovative solutions for tax-transparent and non-tax transparent vehicles.

Transition Management

Minimize the direct or indirect costs associated with the purchase or sale of securities.

Treasury Services

Enhance your investment performance using our flexible, award winning services.

Michael E. Blake, CFA

Michael E. Blake, CFA

Senior Vice President
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Michael E. Blake, CFA

Michael E. Blake, CFA

Senior Vice President

Mike leads Northern Trust’s business development efforts on behalf of the Global Fund Services and Insurance segments in North America. He is focused on delivering solutions to North American investment managers and insurance companies on behalf of their global custody, fund administration, and investment operations outsourcing needs on a global basis.

Mike began his career at Northern Trust in 1989 in Worldwide Operations and Technology serving the Large Corporate ERISA and institutional market segments. He spent several years away from Northern Trust consulting to retirement plan sponsors, developing and marketing enterprise level asset allocation and client servicing solutions for trust and retirement plan providers. Mike returned to Northern Trust in 2005.

Mike received a BS in Business Administration from Marquette University and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. Mike is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Chicago.

Insights & Research

Helping you anticipate and address change

Swing Pricing [PDF]

Considering swing pricing for your funds?

New Liquidity Risk Management Program [PDF]

What can funds do to prepare for compliance of new liquidity risk management?

Investment Company Reporting Modernization [PDF]

Are you preparing for financial modernization?

U.S. Regulatory Administration Digest, December 2016 [PDF]

Read the latest developments affecting the mutual fund/ investment management industry.

How are you preparing for T+2 Settlement?

This article contains information surrounding the anticipated 2017 migration to a T+2 settlement cycle.

Webinar: Preparing for T+2 Settlement

Northern Trust experts discuss the background of T+2 Settlement, impacts, benefits, key considerations and fund-settlement cycle changes.

Northern Trust Featured in Clear Path Analysis' Fund Technology & Data North America, 2016 Report [PDF]

With investors demanding a wider array of investment options, asset managers are addressing the challenges of building a comprehensive technology and data platform across the front, middle and back office.

Intermediary Oversight For Mutual Funds [PDF]
How are Funds managing for Intermediary oversight Programs?
The Board's Role in Intermediary Oversight [PDF]
Understanding Fee Structures: What your board needs to know.
The Regulatory Avalanche: A Focus on Invesor Protection [PDF]
A big picture view of change can help organizations adapt faster
Developing A Liquidity Risk Management Program [PDF]
Preparing for the SEC’s Proposed Rules 22e-4 and 22c-1
Cybersecurity [PDF]
Cybersecurity issues are all around and have the full attention of regulators. Asset management firms should have programs in place to identify threats, implement protections and communicate breaches.

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