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Robert Arnott

Head of Brokerage, Asia Pacific, Northern Trust

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Rob Arnott is Head of Northern Trust Securities Australia and Head of Northern Trust’s Asia Pacific (APAC) Brokerage business. Rob manages the APAC offering with a focus on delivering best execution across all markets in the region and growing the ‘Integrated Trading Solutions’ (ITS) product – Northern Trust’s agency trading desk which allows asset managers and self-managed asset owners to outsource their dealing function to a single, specialist provider.


Rob joined Northern Trust in 2016 as part of the Aviate acquisition to broaden Northern Trust’s capital markets reach, in particular, a local presence in Asian and Australian equities. Rob joined Aviate London in 2012 to build the Asian business and relocated to Sydney to grow the local reach. Prior to Aviate, Rob worked at Mirabaud, a private Swiss bank, responsible for growing hedge fund sales and led institutional European sales trading from 2007 to 2012. Rob has 27 years of industry experience having started his career at NCL, later taken over by Smith & Williamson.


Rob was schooled in the UK at Harrow before reading Architecture at the Oxford School of Architecture. In 1994 after completing University, he bicycled around the world to raise funds for an ophthalmic charity.

He has previously been a registered representative with the Financial Conduct Authority, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.