Investment Management Expert
Head of Global Institutional Client Group
John Abunassar is head of global institutional client group for Northern Trust Asset Management. He is a member of the Asset Management Executive Group and is also on the board of directors of Northern Trust Investments and Northern Trust Global Advisors. John oversees all institutional and global family office clients across the globe and is responsible for business development and delivering exceptional client service by partnering with institutional clients, global family offices and consultants to help them realize their investment goals.
Previously, John was the head of institutional client group, where he oversaw all institutional client facing and new business asset management activity in North America. Before this role, he was the head of institutional distribution where he was responsible for sales, relationship management and consultant relations. John joined Northern Trust from William Blair Investment Management, where he was head of North American institutional business development and consultant relations and served as the business leader and investment committee member of the hedge fund strategies team. Prior, John was a principal at Guidance Capital, CEO and president of Allegiant Asset Management and the head of Banc One Investment Advisors’ institutional business. Earlier in his career, he was an investment consultant with Capital Control Group and a pension consultant with Hewitt Associates.
John earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College. He has FINRA Series 24, 7 and 63 licenses.