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Gerard Walsh

Global Head Client Solutions, Banking & Markets

Gerard leads Northern Trust’s Global Banking & Markets Client Solutions group, covering Equities, Fixed Income, FX and Securities Finance. He is responsible for matching Banking & Markets solutions to client needs, including new business development, Target Operating Models and strategic client relationships. Gerard joined Northern Trust in May 2016 with the acquisition of Aviate Global where he was Chief Business Officer.

Before joining Aviate Global in 2014, Gerard spent 10 years at Schroder Investment Management where he had held a number of senior roles in  institutional client-facing operational and project management.

Prior to Schroders, Gerard headed business change management at Telewest Communications (now Virgin Media) and worked in the consulting industry for Accenture and Deloitte. Gerard started his career with Mobil Oil in his native New Zealand before moving to Europe in 1998 to complete an MBA at SDA-Bocconi in Italy.

  

Gerard's Insights & Research

Identifying and mitigating conflicts of interest is a fundamental ongoing regulatory obligation of asset managers and asset owners, for themselves and on behalf of the clients for whom they manage assets. In this article Gerard Walsh, Northern Trust’s Global Head of Capital Markets Client Solutions considers agency trading in the context of conflicts of interest.

In a challenging environment, investment managers should focus on efficiency to enhance performance.

As the outsourced trading wave builds, Gerard Walsh and Grant Johnsey explore the factors driving managers to consider outsourcing their trading desks and considerations for selecting a model – from partial to full outsourcing.