Asset Servicing Expert
Executive Vice President, Global Head of Digital Assets and Financial Markets
Justin Chapman leads Northern Trust’s Digital Assets and Financial Markets group, a single market facing team unifying digital and traditional market functions and providing access to market-leading expertise, industry insights and continued innovations.
The group combines teams from Northern Trust’s Digital Asset Innovation, which leads digital asset innovation; Financial Institutions Group, responsible for large, strategic relationships; and Network Management, which provides market access and insights across more than 100 traditional securities services markets around the globe.
Justin and his team are focused on developing services and capabilities that reflect and enable clients’ evolving investment strategies, providing them with market access support and holistic solutions across the full spectrum of investment types and markets.
Prior to taking on this expanded role, Justin was most recently Global Head of Market Advocacy and Innovation Research. He has also worked for organisations in the enterprise enablement, investment banking, asset management, custodial, consultancy and vendor space.
Justin has a diverse background covering the following roles: Equity Trading, Head of Trade Architecture, Global Head of Strategic Implementation, Global Head of Change Management, Global Head of Fixed Income Operations, Global Head of Tax Operations, Head of Industry Marketing, Head of Product Development and Sales, Head of Operations Asset Servicing.
In recognition of his leadership in both the areas of regulatory advocacy and driving innovation across the industries, Justin was recognized at the Global Custodian awards as the GC Person of the Year 2017 and inducted into the GC Legends hall of fame in 2019.
Justin represents the securities industry as a board member and director of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe’s (AFME). He is also an advisor to the International Securities Services Association's (ISSA).
Justin has previously held the following industry positions: chairman of International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication (ISITC) Europe, also as founder and chairman of the SWIFT International Securities Advisory Group.