Andrew Smith is Managing Executive of Northern Trust Asset Management in Canada and Chief Investment Officer of the Asset Management Client Solutions group. Andrew leads efforts to understand investor needs, market themes and trends — and translates these into investment solutions built upon intelligent risk management and research. He has presented on investment strategy, investment process, investment due diligence, and investment risk management to audiences worldwide.
Andrew is a voting member of Northern Trust's Investment Policy Committee, which sets investment policy for all Northern Trust groups in all asset classes. He is also a member of Northern Trust’s Canadian Investment Oversight Committee, Capital Markets Assumptions, Hedge Fund, and Private Equity Oversight Committees. Andrew also serves as Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President of NT Global Advisors, Inc., the Canadian Asset Management subsidiary of Northern Trust.
Andrew has extensive experience evaluating money management teams in traditional and alternative asset classes for both institutional and high net-worth clients. He served as CIO of Multi-Manager Solutions for six years, overseeing worldwide manager research and portfolio construction and leading teams engaged in investment research, portfolio management, asset allocation and investment risk. Andrew has also worked as a portfolio manager, research analyst, and client relations contact for Northern Trust Multi-Manager Solutions’ Canadian third-party high net-worth business.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2000, Andrew was manager of investments and portfolio series mutual funds at Spectrum Investments (a subsidiary of Sun Life Assurance) and was responsible for strategic asset allocation funds and structured portfolios. Andrew began his career in 1986 as an audit specialist at the accounting firm of Ernst and Young.
Andrew holds the CFA® and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations; he is also a registered Investment Counsel and Portfolio Manager. He is a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts and the Toronto Chapter of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts Association. Andrew also earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario.
February 20, 2017: We take a more in depth look at the broadening global economic picture; highlighting growth opportunities and potential risks that may unfold as the year progresses.