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John McCareins, CAIA, CIMA

Head of International

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John McCareins, CAIA, CIMA, is head of international and leads Northern Trust Asset Management's business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. John serves on the Asset Management Executive Group with oversight of regional and country strategies, daily operations, regulatory affairs, relationships with other businesses, and the development of local capabilities tailored to the regional clientele. Additionally, he is the CEO of Northern Trust Global Investments Ltd. and serves on multiple Northern Trust subsidiary boards and governance committees including the Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan and Northern Trust Asset Management Australia.

Previously, John was the head of asset management for the APAC region for Northern Trust Asset Management. He was responsible for strategic growth initiatives and oversaw investment strategy, relationship management and sales teams based in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Australia, as well as global equity portfolio management and trading from Hong Kong. Prior to that role, he served as the outsourced chief investment officer (CIO) practice lead where he focused on retirement assets within Northern Trust's multi-manager solutions group. In this role, he led a team that oversaw multi-asset programs with more than $60 billion in assets for asset owners globally. John's previous experience also includes client relationship management with Northern Trust and mutual fund sub-advisory product development with T. Rowe Price.

John has an MBA from Dartmouth College and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Northwestern University. John is a CAIA® charterholder and has attained the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation. He is also an Accredited Asset Management Specialist designee, a Certified Treasury Professional designee and holds a CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.