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Wouter Sturkenboom, CFA

Chief Investment Strategist, EMEA and APAC

Wouter Sturkenboom, CFA, CAIA, is chief investment strategist for EMEA and APAC at Northern Trust. He is also a member of the Interest Rate Strategy Committee and Investment Policy Committee.

As chief investment strategist for EMEA and APAC, Wouter is responsible for formulating the regional asset allocation views, putting those views in a global context and communicating the firm's opinions to our clients. These responsibilities include participation on the Capital Market Assumptions Working Group that produces Northern Trust's Five-Year Capital Market Outlook. Published annually, the whitepaper provides our long-term forecast for economic activity and financial market returns for asset classes and economies across the globe.

As a member of Northern Trust's Investment Policy Committee, Wouter is part of a team of experts across various disciplines and geographic locales that produce long-term asset class forecasts, as well as set tactical and strategic portfolio allocations and recommendations.

Wouter most recently spent six years at Russell Investments as a senior investment strategist first based in London and then in New York. In that capacity, he was directly responsible for the house view on EMEA including economic and market analysis and worked closely with the multi-asset teams to help them with their asset allocation decisions. Prior to this, he spent six years in Amsterdam where he was a senior investment strategist at Kempen Capital Management.

Wouter is a CFA® charterholder and is a certified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He holds a master's degree in international affairs from the George Washington University and master's degree in international economics from Maastricht University.