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Our core principles of service, expertise and integrity have guided us from our start as a Chicago bank in 1889 to our position as a multi-faceted global financial services provider.


Who We Are

Through our expertise and dedication, we transform the plans of the world’s most successful individuals, families and institutions into action so that we can help our clients reach their most ambitious goals.

Spanning decades and generations, our longevity comes from the recognition that we are more than a financial institution. We are active participants in our communities, global leaders in business and philanthropy and thoughtful architects of innovative employee benefit and support programs.


Meet Northern Trust

From sovereign wealth funds to the wealthiest families, clients rely on us for results.
Discover how we provide complex and custom solutions to a universe of financial clientele.
Our footprint extends across offices in 22 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and 22 international locations.

Dive Deeper

Explore more about our long legacy of principled actions, deft decision-making, and innovation.
Read our Annual Report for consolidated financial highlights.

Our focus on employee work/life balance, diversity, and career mobility distinguish us as an employer of choice around the world.
View our procurement information, including the Vendor Code of Conduct and Invoicing Guidelines.



Discover our accolades as a leading global financial institution and employer.

Northern Trust at a Glance





Connect with our local teams to attain the financial services that you need.

Our Mission

We strive to be our clients' most trusted partner and to lead as a socially responsible member of our global communities. We earn this trust by staying true to our fiduciary heritage and providing differentiated, exceptional service and leading capabilities tailored to each client’s specific needs. A key aspect of our fiduciary heritage involves our focus on the integration of environmental, social and governance factors as cornerstones of investing.

As world citizens, we recognize that we must focus on advancing the long-term educational, cultural and social welfare of our communities through approaching business and our charitable efforts with integrity.

Our Business

Explore our innovative solutions that are thoughtfully designed using our time-tested portfolio construction and asset allocation expertise.
Discover innovative technology, deep expertise and personalized service that provides integrated investment solutions for institutions.
Uncover technology-enabled financial planning, banking,and advisory solutions for individuals and families.
Our dedicated Global Family and Private Investment Office Services (GFO) group serves the needs of family offices, family foundations, private trust companies and private investment companies around the world.

Our Community Involvement

Discover how we strive to be socially accountable – to ourselves, our stakeholders and the public.
We are committed to creating more equitable opportunities to achieve long term financial success. Learn more about our charitable giving and volunteerism.

Explore how we help portfolio companies produce sustainable value.
We count a diversified workforce as one of our strongest assets.

Contact Us

Learn more about how our products and services can help you.

Learn More About Northern Trust

Our core principles — service, expertise and integrity — have remained constant for over 130 years, guiding Northern Trust's evolution from a new bank in the growing Chicago of 1889 to a multi-faceted global financial services provider.