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Christopher E. Vella, CFA

Managing Director, Multi-Manager Solutions

Christopher E. Vella is managing director and chief investment officer of multi-manager solutions at Northern Trust Asset Management, leading manager research and portfolio-construction processes across the multi-manager group. He is responsible for the global manager research platform, consisting of over $100 billion in assets across more than 200 investment strategies. He manages a team of more than 25 investment professionals covering a wide array of asset classes. The team covers all external manager relationships on behalf of Northern Trust's private and institutional clientele.


Previously, Christopher was a founding member of Goldman Sachs’ external manager business, which consisted of institutional and private client assets. He also managed the international and emerging-markets equity team. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Christopher spent nearly six years at SEI Investments working primarily on international equity and emerging-markets equity manager research. He has over 25 years of manager research experience.


Christopher has a bachelor's degree in finance with a minor in applied mathematics, graduating magna cum laude from Lehigh University. He also was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society at the university. He is a member of the New York Society of Financial Analysts and is a CFA® charterholder.