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Corporate News

2020 Annual Report: True North

In times of uncertainty, our clients have always looked to us-as a guide, as an ally, as the right path forward. And 2020 was no exception.


Fast Facts

As of June 30 2021, Northern Trust Corporation had:

$15.7trillion assets under custody/administration

$12.2trillion in assets under custody

$1.5trillion in assets under management

$172billion in banking assets

“Northern Trust’s performance in the second quarter reflected continued strong momentum across all of our businesses. Revenue and net income grew by 5% and 18%, respectively, compared to the prior year, and we generated a return on average common equity of 13.7%. Revenue growth was driven by new business and favorable markets against the adverse impact of low interest rates. Trust, investment and other servicing fees grew 12% and were partially offset by a 9% decline in net interest income. Expense increased 8%, driven primarily by new business, investments in technology, unfavorable currency translation and a pension settlement charge. Similar to the prior quarter, we also benefited from an improved outlook in projected economic conditions driving a release of reserves for credit losses. We continued to focus on serving our clients, executing on our long-term priorities, driving operating efficiency and investing wisely for future profitable growth.””


Recent Earnings and Trends

Q3 Earnings Report

Third Quarter 2021 Earnings – Wednesday, October 20th at 9:00am CT

Q3 Trends Report

Third Quarter 2021 Earnings – Wednesday, October 20th at 9:00am CT


Executive Biographies

Michael G. O'Grady

Michael G. O'Grady

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Steven L. Fradkin

Steven L. Fradkin

President, Wealth Management
Peter B. Cherecwich

Peter B. Cherecwich

President of Asset Servicing
Shundrawn A. Thomas

Shundrawn A. Thomas

President, Asset Management


Top Insights

Recent articles, multimedia or perspectives from our experts below. For information about a specific topic, see media contacts below.

Wouter Sturkenboom

Surging energy prices can sway the inflation, economic growth and monetary policy. Chief Investment Strategist for EMEA and APAC Wouter Sturkenboom, CFA, explains what investors should expect.

Mike Hunstad

Higher interest rates are driving value stocks up, but not all in the same way. Head of Quantitative Strategies Michael Hunstad, Ph.D., explains what the diverging performance of value stocks means for investors.



Global Media Contacts

Doug Holt

Head of Global Corporate Communications

+1 (312) 557-1571

North America Media Contacts

John O'Connell

Asset Servicing Media Relations

+1 (312) 444-2388

Tom Pinto

Asset Management Media Relations
New York

+1 (212) 339-7288

EMEA & APAC Media Contacts

Camilla Greene

Head of Media Relations, EMEA & APAC

+44 (0) 20 7982 2176

Marcel Klebba

Media Relations, EMEA & APAC

+44 (0) 20 7982 1994

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