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Michael Hunstad

Investors find themselves in a difficult spot this week as recent favorable macroeconomic data prescribes a risk-on posture while, in contrast, the market's behavior has been distinctly risk off. Investors are left asking: "Can we build a portfolio that is simultaneously 'risk on' and 'risk off'?" Head of Quantitative Strategies Michael Hunstad explains.

What shifts from tariffs to currency mean in the US-China trade war.

Press Releases

Explore our press release archive for story ideas, fact-checking, research or data.

Chicago and London, 6 August 2019 – Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) has launched a new investment analytics tool to provide institutional investors across the globe with valuable insights when tracking and analyzing risk and performance across their portfolios.

Northern Trust announced that its Foundation & Institutional Advisors (FIA) practice has been selected to provide investment management and social impact advisory services for the Knapp Community Care Foundation and the Knapp Medical Center Foundation.

Executive Biographies

Michael G. O'Grady

Michael G. O'Grady

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Steven L. Fradkin

Steven L. Fradkin

President, Wealth Management
Peter B. Cherecwich

Peter B. Cherecwich

President of Asset Servicing
Shundrawn A. Thomas

Shundrawn A. Thomas

President, Asset Management

Fast Facts

As of June 30 2019, Northern Trust Corporation had:


$11.3trillion assets under custody/administration

$8.5trillion in assets under custody

$1.2trillion in assets under management

$127billion in banking assets

“Northern Trust performed well in the second quarter of 2019 despite the impact of a mixed global macroeconomic environment. Net income was flat versus the prior-year quarter and improved 12% on a sequential-quarter basis, as revenue grew 2% and expense declined by 2%. We continued to have success in generating organic growth across our businesses, while also driving improved efficiencies. We generated a return on common equity of 15.9% during the quarter and returned $402 million to common shareholders through dividends and the repurchase of 2.9 million shares. During the quarter we announced our 2019 Capital Plan actions, which include increasing our quarterly dividend by 17% to $0.70 per share and the flexibility to repurchase up to $1.4 billion of common stock. We believe the capital distributions included in our plan demonstrate the strength of Northern Trust’s focused business model and balance sheet, as well as our commitment to shareholders,” said Michael O’Grady, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.


Recent Earnings and Trends

Q2 Earnings Report

Second Quarter 2019 Earnings - Wednesday, July 24th at 9am CT

Q2 Trends Report

Second Quarter 2019 Trends - Wednesday, July 24th 2019

Global Media Contacts

Doug Holt

Head of Global Corporate Communications

+1 (312) 557-1571

North America Media Contacts

Alaina Kleinman

Wealth Management Media Relations

+1 (312) 444-4065

John O'Connell

Asset Servicing Media Relations

+1 (312) 444-2388

Tom Pinto

Asset Management Media Relations
New York

+1 (212) 339-7288

EMEA & APAC Media Contacts

Camilla Greene

Head of Media Relations, EMEA & APAC

+44 (0) 20 7982 2176


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