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The Accelerated Adoption of Front Office Outsourcing.

Learn how viewing your whole office holistically can help increase efficiencies and drive growth.


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Explore a vision of 2030 and how global custodians will act as digital conduits for clients.

How Canadian Asset Management is Driving Change in the Back and Middle Office.

As investors seek private market opportunities in volatile times, Operational Due Diligence empowers their decisions.


Data & Digital

The value of drawing on diverse datasets is increasingly clear but it can be challenging to efficiently turn information into actionable insights. In this video, we explore how emerging technologies are enhancing data analysis and generating new business value for institutional investors.

New marketplaces, infrastructures and asset classes are emerging across the securities industry and in multiple regions. In this video, we explore how they offer a huge opportunity but need to be navigated responsibly to manage uncertainty, regulatory complexity and the pace of change.


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How can asset managers help ensure their operating models meet the demands of asset-raising? Watch perspectives from Sascha Calisan, Head of Distribution Support and Lisa Shea, Manager, Fund Governance Solutions.

Kieran Dowling, Head of Relationship Management at Northern Trust, Luxembourg, joined other Luxembourg asset servicing specialists to review the impact of digital transformation, the growth in private markets investment and the application of data science and AI. Read this extract from the report.

In this video, I’ve outlined some of the ways to achieve optimal IT and business alignment and effectively drive a closer partnership between your IT and Business groups.


Driving Operational Alpha ®

Managing an increasing quantity of data, coupled with expectations of real-time, impactful analysis can present a challenge to institutional investors. In this video, we explore the role of digital technologies in dealing with more data, more quickly whilst minimising risk and errors.

Experts Dan Houlihan and Mark Austin discuss the changing asset owner investment model and considerations for managing assets in-house.


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What started as a cost-efficiency endeavor has now become a primary method of enhancing governance required by regulators.

As asset managers and asset owners grapple with multiple industry challenges, a growing number are considering entrusting their currency management to a third party. But what factors should they consider when delegating this key function?

Investment offices need solutions to keep up with growing data complexities and increasing transparency requirements.


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Pete is an Executive Vice President and a member of Northern Trust’s Management Group in Chicago. Pete currently serves as the President of Northern Trust Asset Servicing.

Melanie joined Northern Trust in January 2017, charged with creating a new line of business within asset servicing centered on meeting the operational and technology needs of complex asset allocators across the globe.

Mike Vardas is the Global Head of Northern Trust Capital Markets, which provides trading and execution services on behalf of institutional clients, including securities lending, brokerage and transition management services.



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