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Northern Trust Securities, Inc. (NTSI) is Northern Trust’s institutional brokerage unit, providing a wide variety of capital markets solutions customized to meet the needs of our most-sophisticated institutional clients. We work with more than 800 investment managers globally and trade for more than 1,600 institutional clients.


NTSI’s teams of dedicated experts deliver institutional brokerage capabilities, including:
  • Trade Execution – Complement your investment objectives with a flexible, extensive agency-model trading program 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.
  • Share Repurchase – Leverage our experienced traders, advanced technology and comprehensive reporting.
  • Commission Management– Convert client expenses into income or research payments.
  • Transition Management – Manage securities’ purchase/sale costs, contain risk and maintain value.
  • Prime Brokerage – Take advantage of brokerage services integrated with asset servicing.


At Northern Trust, we put our clients first and work with your best interests in mind.
  • NTSI 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 optimizing execution quality and minimizing trading costs.
  • We understand the need for confidentiality, and offer clients a range of methods for accessing liquidity while minimizing 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 NTSI’s services, please contact Grant Johnsey.

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 Grant Johnsey

Head of Institutional Brokerage
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<a name="grant">&nbsp;</a>Grant Johnsey

 Grant Johnsey

Head of Institutional Brokerage

Grant Johnsey is a Senior Vice President at Northern Trust. He joined Northern Trust in 2004 as the transition strategist for North America-based clients. His responsibilities include communicating with the consultant community on the Transition Management product and working with clients to understand their goals and devise the optimal strategy to achieve them.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Mr. Johnsey spent over five years in the institutional brokerage industry. Most recently, he served as director of portfolio trading for Capital Institutional Services. Part of the responsibilities of this position were to develop and grow their transition management business.

He received a B.S. degree from Trinity University and holds Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 55 and 63 Licenses.

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