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Launches

If you're launching a fund, you've got a lot to worry about: seed capital, legal work, regulatory approvals, talent acquisition – the list goes on.

With Northern Trust, you don't have to worry about operations. As you pursue your strategy, our guidance and deep expertise can help you design a middle- and back-office administrative solution that supports your needs. Position your fund for success when you collaborate with Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services.

Launch your hedge fund smoothly

A rigorous and proven launch process helps you establish and grow your fund quickly. Here's what you get to ensure a successful launch:

  • Dedicated onboarding manager so you have one central point of contact
  • Relationship manager and designated ops contacts (product control, fund accounting and investor services) who work directly with you during planning and implementation
  • We are vendor agnostic and will manage relationships with prime, custodian, counterparty or third-party providerPost-launch support to help refine practices and support your fund as it grows

Operations support for your strategic vision

From industry trends to meeting regulatory requirements, Northern Trust provides broad operational support across jurisdictions, fund types, strategies and assets to position you for success. Tap into our industry knowledge, technology and capabilities and benefit from:

  • Integrated middle- and back-office functions tailored to your unique needs
  • Industry relationships and coordination with primes and counterparties to handle reconciliations and communications
  • Integrated support with commercially available order and execution management systems

Consultative approach throughout the launch process

Benefit from Northern Trust's collaborative approach. We pay close personal attention to our clients' needs and are committed to nurturing the client relationship from start to finish.

  • Easily accessible senior leadership
  • Dedicated, experienced relationship manager with deep knowledge of the business and processes to act as an extension of your organization
  • Designated experts in trade processing, product control, fund accounting and investor services
  • Online delivery gets you transparency into trades, valuations and P&L
  • Relationship manager and designated ops contacts (product control, fund accounting, investor services) are involved throughout planning and implementation
  • Integrated reporting so you can focus on a successful launch and running of your fund

Powerful hedge fund technology

Our Omnium® technology platform supports most assets and strategies:

  • Long/short equity
  • Convertible arbitrage
  • Distressed debt
  • Multi-strategy
  • Managed futures
  • High frequency/quantitative
  • Credit
  • Private equity
  • Fund of funds
  • Closed and open-end fund structures
  • Managed account platforms

Our Clients

Our Asset Servicing group offers services and solutions to a wide range of clientele. Some of our key clients include: