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Investment Management Expert

Shundrawn A. Thomas

President, Asset Management

A member of Northern Trust’s management group, Shundrawn is President of Northern Trust Asset Management, one of the world’s largest investment managers entrusted with more than $1 trillion of assets. NTAM has earned the confidence of global investors’ by providing sophisticated solutions that helps them confidently navigate market environments ­– so they can realize their most important goals.


Shundrawn is recognized for his strong vision, inspiring excellence and mentoring countless individuals to achieve greater – through both his professional work and extensive community involvement. Deeply committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within financial services, he encourages leaders to move from words to action. Black Enterprise has twice named him one of the “Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America” and in 2021, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Investment News and as a Luminary by ThinkAdvisor.


His investment management career extends more than 25 years. Previously he led Asset Management’s funds and managed account group, was president of Northern Trust Securities, and served as head of corporate strategy for Northern Trust Corporation. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Mr. Thomas worked at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.


Engaging with investors around the globe, his uniquely informed perspective is regularly featured in global media, including: Bloomberg, Institutional Investor, the Financial Times, and Investment News. He is also a member of CNBC’s Delivering Alpha Advisory Board.


Mr. Thomas serves as a board of trustee for Reinsurance Group of America (Ticker: RGA), the Financial Accounting Foundation, Investment Company Institute, Rush University Medical Center and Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry. He earned a B.S. in accounting from Florida A&M University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.