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Investment Management News

New Report Reveals 6 Common Drivers Behind Unexpected Portfolio Results

Explore what our four-year, aggregated global analysis of more than 200 institutional equity portfolios uncovered.


Fast Facts

As of September 30 2020, Northern Trust Corporation had:

$13.1trillion assets under custody/administration

$10.1trillion in assets under custody

$1.3trillion in assets under management

$152billion in banking assets

“Northern Trust continued to perform well amid the challenging interest rate environment,” said Michael O’Grady, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our performance in the quarter resulted in a return on average common equity of 10.5%. Noninterest revenue grew 3% compared to the prior year, while net interest income declined 21%, as we navigated the low interest rate environment. Assets Under Custody and Administration and Assets under Management performed well, ending the quarter at $13.1 trillion, up 13% and $1.3 trillion, up 9% from the prior year, respectively.  O’Grady added, “Our balance sheet and capital strength, which support our clients’ liquidity needs, continued to evidence resilience through the recent market turbulence. Throughout the shifting climate, we continue to focus on serving our clients and the communities of which we are a part with distinction, while continuing to drive efficiencies into our businesses and invest for future growth.”


Recent Earnings and Trends

Q3 Earnings Report

Third Quarter 2020 Earnings – Wednesday, October 21st at 9:00am CT

Q3 Trends Report

Third Quarter 2020 Earnings – Wednesday, October 21st at 9:00am CT


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


Top Insights

Recent articles, multimedia or perspectives from our experts below. For information about a specific topic, see media contacts below.

Wouter Sturkenboom

The U.K. and European Union are in the home stretch for reaching a deal on a free trade agreement. Will they be successful? Our Chief Investment Strategist EMEA & APAC, Wouter Sturkenboom, gives our take.

Spotlight on trade: What it means for the election, displaced workers, and the U.S.-China Phase One deal.

Wealth Management

Announcing The Northern Trust Institute

In times of uncertainty, trusting the advice you receive is more important than ever. We have launched a new research center to bring you timely and tested strategies for managing wealth.



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

Marcel Klebba

Media Relations, EMEA & APAC

+44 (0) 20 7982 1994


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