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Ryan Burns

Head of Global Fund Services Americas

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Ryan is a Senior Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago and Head of the Global Fund Services (GFS) in North America. He is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of services to investment managers, the overall strategic direction of the business, and leads a team comprised of experienced professionals who deliver comprehensive global custody, fund accounting, transfer agency and investment operations outsourcing solutions to investment managers

Ryan joined Northern Trust in 1998 and has served in various roles across groups including the Investment Manager Communications and Technology Division, Relationship Management, and management of a service delivery team to large fixed income investment managers

Ryan joined GFS in 2008 as a Relationship Manager serving some of Northern Trust's largest investment managers. Ryan was named Head of Client Services GFS, North America in 2014 with responsibility for all service and governance to GFS clients across both middle and back office products.


Ryan's Insights & Research

In a challenging environment, investment managers should focus on efficiency to enhance performance.

CITs Trending Up for DC Plans

Efficiency and flexibility make CITs a natural fund solution for retirement funds.

Driving Growth in Asset Management: The Next Chapter

Most asset managers adjust their strategies to meet market changes. Learn more about how new outsourcing opportunities can be key in simplifying your operating model.

Finding the right technology solution will make the difference in helping you achieve your investment goals.

While mutual funds and collective investment trusts are long-time investment strategy staples, their high liquidity and dependability are more needed than ever in such an uncertain environment.

Despite the pandemic and accompanying economic crisis, asset managers have opportunities nearly everywhere they look right in their own office.

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

Across the investment industry, asset managers are rethinking their use of technology to more effectively compete and differentiate themselves. Clive Bellows, Head of Global Fund Services, EMEA and Ryan Burns, Head of Global Fund Services, Americas, discuss the pace of change and where opportunities may exist for digital transformation.

Northern Trust's Ryan Burns asks whether asset managers are missing out on new opportunities when spending time and financial capital on capabilities that are not core to their value proposition?