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Award Highlights

  • Fund Services Partnership of the Year, (Northern Trust and Fenergo), Global Custodian Industry Leaders Awards, 2022
  • Administrator of the Year, Funds Europe 2022 Awards (third consecutive year)
  • Transfer Agent of the Year, Funds Europe 2022 Awards
  • Best Private Bank in the U.S. The Financial Times Group, 2022 (12 of the last 14 years)
  • Best Private Bank for Family OfficesThe Financial Times Group, 2022
  • Best Private Bank for InnovationThe Financial Times Group, 2022
  • Custodian of the Year, European Pensions Awards, 2022
  • One of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine, 2022 (16th consecutive year)
  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg, 2022 (5th consecutive year)
  • Top ranking of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s, Corporate Equality Index, 2022
    For the 15th consecutive year, Northern Trust has scored 100% and earned the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”
  • European Administrator of the Year Funds Europe Awards, 2021 (2nd consecutive year)
  • Worldwide Assets 17th Largest (total worldwide assets under management)
  • Best Private Bank for Family Office Services, Global Finance Magazine, 2020
  • Best Private Bank for Intergenerational Wealth Management, Global Finance Magazine, 2020
  • European Administrator of the Year, Funds Europe Awards, 2020
  • Best Custodian, Private Equity Wire US Awards, 2020 and Private Equity Wire European Awards, 2021
  • European Alternative Administrator of the YearFunds Europe Awards, 2019  

 

 

Employer Awards

North America

  • Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Seramount, 2022
  • Top Scoring Company on the Disability Equality Index (DEI), American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, 2022 (8th consecutive year as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion). 2022 marks the fourth consecutive year with a 100% score.
  • Diversity Impact Award – Women in Leadership Business Resource Council named to the Top 25 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in the U.S. by The Global ERG Network, 2021
  • Diversity Impact Award – North America BRC Advisory Council named to the Top 10 Strategic or Enterprise-Wide ERG in the U.S. by The Global ERG Network, 2021 (second consecutive year)
  • Seramount Inclusion Index, 2021, Northern Trust recognized for commitment to Best Practices in Recruitment, Retention & Advancement, Company Culture and Demographics/Transparency
  • Top 50 Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United States, Latina Style Magazine, 2021 (ranked for 10+ years)
  • Top 18 Hispanic Employee Resource Groups of the Year, The Latin Heritage Leadership Council recognized by Latina Style Magazine, 2021
  • Top Companies in Chicago, LinkedIn, 2021
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, 2022 (12th consecutive year)
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Hispanic Network Magazine, 2022 (12th consecutive year)
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Professional WOMAN'S Magazine, 2022 (12th consecutive year)
  • Top Veteran-Friendly Company, U.S. Veterans Magazine, 2021 (second consecutive year)
  • America’s Most Responsible Companies, Newsweek, 2020
  • Top Disability-Friendly Company, DIVERSEability Magazine, 2021  (2nd consecutive year)
  • Illinois ESGR Seven Seals Award 
    Northern Trust has been recognized by the Illinois ESGR for our support of our organization's military community. The Seven Seals Award is the broadest and most inclusive award given by ESGR and is presented at the discretion of the State Chair or by ESGR senior leadership. It is presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission.
  • Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2019
  • Silver Cradle Award Honoree for Adoption Benefits, The Cradle Foundation, 2019

 

Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

  • Business & Finance Irish Business Awards, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion award, 2022 
  • LGBT Great Financial Services Standards, Silver Standard, 2022
  • Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index – Silver award (2019, 2020, 2021). The UK’s definitive benchmark related to mental health and wellbeing policy.
  • Ministry of Deference Employer Recognition Scheme – Gold Award. The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same.
  • Business Working Responsibly Mark Certification – Business in the Community Ireland, 2019

 

Asia-Pacific (APAC)

  • Top 5 Most Innovative Practices, DivHERsity Hiring 
  • Top 20 Companies in DivHERsity (Large Enterprises)
  • Top 100 Best Companies To Work for Women in India,  AVTAR Flexi Careers India and Working Mother Media US, Second Consecutive Year
  • Gold Standard Diversity & Inclusion Impact Award, SSON International 2021
  • Silver Employer India Workplace Equality Index 2021
  • Bronze Employer Australia Workplace Equality Index 2021, 2022
  • Best Mental Health Workplace Strategy Multinational Implementation, THIS CAN HAPPEN 2021
  • Duyan Ambassador Award Recipient at the 6th Philippine Financial and Inter-Industry Pride Annual Gala. This serves as a recognition of Northern Trust’s continued commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ community and raising awareness for HIV/AIDS
  • Exemplar for Inclusion Recognition, AVTAR Flexi Careers India and Working Mother Media US, 2020
  • Global Workplace Excellence Honoree, OUTIE awards by Out and Equal USA, 2020

 

Asset Servicing Awards

  • Administrator of the Year, Funds Europe 2022 Awards (third consecutive year)
  • Transfer Agent of the Year, Funds Europe 2022 Awards
  • Best Administrator - Middle Office Services
    HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards, 2022
  • Best Custody Specialist – Institutional
    Asia The Asset Triple A Awards, 2022 (13th consecutive year)
  • Ireland and UK Fund Administration Services: awarded Gold for Transfer Agency Services
    Investor in Customers, 2022
  • Custodian of the Year
    European Pensions Awards, 2022
  • Ireland’s Second Largest Fund Administrator, Custodian and Transfer Agent
    Monterey Insight Ireland Fund Report, 2022
  • Most Disruptive Technology Solution (Northern Trust - Investment Data Science/Equity Data Science (EDS))
    HFM US Technology Awards, 2022
  • Custodian of the Year
    Global Investor MENA Awards, 2021
  • Fund Administrator of the Year
    Global Investor MENA Awards, 2021
  • NICSA 2021 Nova Award for Innovation in Technology (IDS/EDS)
  • Best Administrator - Technology
    HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards, 2021
  • 2021 American Financial Awards
    The Most Cutting-edge IT Initiative (NT Digitizer)
  • 2021 American Financial Awards
    Best Data Management Initiative (API Store)
  • European Administrator of the Year
    Funds Europe Awards, 2021 (2nd consecutive year)
  • Global Custodian of the Year
    Asset Servicing Times' Industry Excellence Awards. 2021
  • Global Fund Administrator of the Year
    Asset Servicing Times' Industry Excellence Awards. 2021
  • European Fund Administrator of the Year
    Asset Servicing Times' Industry Excellence Awards. 2021
  • Custodian of the Year
    Global Investor Investment Excellence Awards 2021
  • Best Custody Specialist - Institutional
    The Asset - Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Provider, 2021 (12th consecutive year)
  • Best Asset Servicing Mandate, Alternatives (Modular)
    The Asset - Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Provider, 2021
  • Best Middle Office Outsourcing, Fund Managers (FSI)
    The Asset - Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Provider, 2021
  • Best Custodian
    Private Equity Wire European Awards, 2021
  • Best Mutual Fund Administrator
    Fund Intelligence, 2021
  • Best Cash Management/Treasury Services
    HFM, 2021
  • European Administrator of the Year
    Funds Europe Awards, 2020
  • Asset Servicing CEO of the Year - Teresa Parker
    Global Investor/ISF Awards, 2020
  • Private Equity Fund Administrator of the Year
    Global Investor/ISF Awards, 2020 (4th consecutive year)
  • European Alternative Administrator of the Year
    Funds Europe Awards, 2019
  • Fund Administrator of the Year
    Global Investor/ISF Awards, 2019
  • Transition Management Firm of the Year
    European Pensions Awards, 2019
  • Global Custodian Lifetime Achievement Award
    Global Custodian - Presented to Penny Biggs, Chief Strategy Officer, 2019

 

Investment Management Awards

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

  • Diversity Champion, NTAM received the Award in 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Investment News, Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2021, Published 04/04/2022

 

Sustainable Investing 

  • Sustainable & ESG Investing Industry Award winner. Money Management Institute and Barron’s 2022 Industry Awards, results published 10/21/2022
  • Best performing U.S. asset manager — supported 68% of climate resolutions (2021). ShareAction "Voting Matters, 2021," published 12/15/2021. NTAM ranked 34th overall globally & 1st among US asset managers
  • Founding signatory of Climate Action 100+
  • 12 of 15 PRI Assessment Metrics at or Above Median*. Principles for Responsible Investment; member since 2009. 2021 PRI report published 09/08/2022

 

Rankings

  • “Special Report on the Largest Money Managers”, P&I 6/6/2022. Ranking based on total worldwide AUM of $1.3T as of 12/31/2021

Worldwide Institutional Assets 13th Largest (worldwide Institutional AUM)

Sovereign Wealth Funds 9th Largest (total worldwide AUM)

Endowment/Foundation Assets 4th Largest (total worldwide AUM)

Indexed (U.S.) Equity 4th Largest (U.S. Institutional, tax exempt, managed internally)

Indexed (U.S.) Fixed Income 5th Largest (U.S. Institutional, tax exempt, managed internally)

Factor-Based Strategies 7th Largest (Total worldwide AUM)

Retirement Solutions 8th Largest Defined Benefit Manager U.S. Institutional, (U.S. Institutional, tax exempt)

  • Multi-Manager 9th Largest Outsourcing Manager “Outsourcing Report,”  P&I, 7/4/2022. Based on AUM as of 3/31/222
  • ETF Sponsor 20th Largest in the U.S. Source: Morningstar & NTAM, based on AUM as of 12/31/2021

 


About Sustainable Investing

At Northern Trust Asset Management (“NTAM”), we define Sustainable Investing as encompassing all of NTAM’s investment strategies and accounts that utilize values based and norms based screens, best-in-class and ESG integration, or thematic investing that may focus on a specific ESG issue such as climate risk. NTAM’s Sustainable Investing includes portfolios designed by NTAM as well as those portfolios managed to client-defined methodologies or screens. As the data, analytical models and aforementioned portfolio construction tools available in the marketplace have evolved over time, so too has NTAM. NTAM’s Sustainable Investing encompasses strategies and client assets managed in accordance with client specified responsible investing terms (historically referred to as Socially Responsible), as well as portfolios that leverage contemporary approaches and datasets, including ESG analytics and ESG thematic investing.

About the Rankings and Awards shown above

Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Diversity Champion Award was published by Investment News on April 4, 2022. Awards were decided based on nominations submitted to Investment News’ online survey and decided at the discretion of the publication’s judging panel. To qualify for a nomination, firms must serve the financial advisor profession. NTAM received one of the 9 Diversity Champion firm awards in 2021, and was named a Diversity Champion in 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

The Money Management Institute (MMI) announced the winners of the 2022 MMI/Barron’s Industry Awards on October 22, 2022. Nominations were reviewed and evaluated by a specially appointed MMI Industry Awards Steering Council and the MMI Membership Experience Committee (MEC). The Steering Council and MEC reviewed the nominations based on level of innovation and forward-thinking, potential to effect noticeable change in the investment advisory industry, advancement of existing investment advisory practices and protocols, potential to deliver improved outcomes for financial advisors and investors. After carefully reviewing the nominations submitted, the Steering Council and MEC determined a slate of finalists in each award category. The primary contacts at each of MMI’s 218 members firms were eligible to vote to determine the winners in each category.

ShareAction report "Voting Matters,” December 15, 2021. Northern Trust Asset Management ranked 34th overall globally and 1st among U.S. asset managers. ShareAction ranked asset manager from IPE’s 2021 top 500 asset managers based on the following criteria: largest 19 asset managers based on AUM, next largest 36 European asset managers based on AUM, next largest 10 UK asset managers based on AUM.

P&I Rankings are calculated based on 444 investment management firms responding to online questionnaire. To qualify for inclusion in the rankings, each firm must manage assets for U.S. institutional tax-exempt clients, such as qualified retirement plans, endowments or foundations, and answer the minimum required questions. Past performance and rankings are not indicative of future results.

*For the full Northern Trust PRI Transparency Report, visit www.unpri.org. Assessment methodology can be found at https://www.unpri.org/reporting-and-assessment/how-investors-are-assessed-on-their-reporting/3066.article

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