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Driving Investment Performance with Technology and Innovation

Improve performance and drive operational efficiency with our innovative solutions across foreign exchange, institutional brokerage, securities lending and transition management.

Trading in global markets poses multiple challenges. Amid rapid change, staying compliant with regulation while pursuing better governance and transparency is critical and the search for enhanced performance, access to liquidity and cost containment is continuous.

Tackle these challenges head-on with solutions from Northern Trust Capital Markets. Capitalize on advanced technology, transparent trading, quality execution, and smart liquidity solutions across institutional brokerage, transition management, securities lending and foreign exchange. We’re committed to investing in our capital markets expertise and technology so you benefit from the latest solutions designed to help you improve investment performance.




Our capital markets experts take the time to get to know your business, challenges and strategic vision. We help you build customized solutions and maximize opportunities to gain a competitive edge. Our holistic approach enables us to identify the right mix of services that allow you to focus on your core business.

Enhance Performance

Lower transaction costs and increase operational efficiency through execution capabilities that help improve speed, drive transparency and manage market impact, all of which drive investment performance results.

Manage Exposure and Mitigate Risk

Get the tools and information you need to manage or monitor risk tolerance limits in fluctuating markets. Our benchmarking and analytical capabilities offer a comprehensive view of portfolio exposures.

Reduce Costs

Contain your operating costs to remain competitive. Outsource execution and middle-office operations and benefit from cost-effective solutions for your aggregate trading needs.

Improve Governance and Transparency

Get reporting to help you maintain constant vigilance to stay compliant. We’ll help you monitor and anticipate the impact of regulatory change to increase confidence that you are in compliance.

Increase Access to Liquidity

Access a wide range of actively managed liquidity sources and execution venues for ease of trading and clear, competitive pricing.


Michael Vardas

Michael Vardas

Global Head Northern Trust Capital Markets
Mike Vardas is the Global Head of Northern Trust Capital Markets, which provides trading and execution services on behalf of institutional clients, including securities lending, brokerage and transition management services.


Solutions in Motion

Find out how else we can help you with your Asset Servicing needs:
Execute your foreign exchange with a team that provides flexibility, precision and transparency when trading in global markets.
Benefit from flexible programs that are customized based on your risk appetite and investment return profile.
Work with an asset servicing firm that has sophisticated and fully integrated global brokerage solutions.
Minimize cost and risk when restructuring investment portfolios with a robust, well-governed transition management plan.


Investment Products and Services are:

Not FDIC Insured 
             - May lose value - No bank guarantee

Investment products and services are offered through Northern Trust Securities, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC and a wholly owned subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation. Any attached research reports containing the Northern Trust Logo or trademark were prepared solely by employees of Northern Trust Investments, Inc., an affiliate of Northern Trust Securities, Inc.

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SEC Rule 606 Report

FINRA Broker Check

FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors

Margin Disclosure Statement


Our Clients

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