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About Northern Trust

We serve the world’s most successful individuals, families and institutions through deep expertise, a culture of unwavering values and operational precision—working closely with every client to help them achieve something greater.
For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From our roots as a trust bank to a global presence today—with nearly 20,000 employees across offices in 20 states and Washington, D.C., and 23 international locations—our foundation of strength and stability helps clients grow with confidence.
Learn about Northern Trust’s heritage.
Understand what makes Northern Trust a unique provider and employer.
Our footprint extends across the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
Read our latest Annual Report.
Access our historic financial information rendered in a trend format.
We don’t just understand finance. We understand the world around it. Our experts know every market, and are versed in ideas and assets that range far beyond any balance sheet. We believe this expertise is enhanced by diverse viewpoints and backgrounds, which allows us to bring the best thinking to clients. That’s why Forbes ranked Northern Trust the top employer for Diversity in 2018.

Video: The Business Case for Diversity (2:53)

Spanning decades and generations, our longevity comes from a deep belief in our enduring principles of service, expertise and integrity, and the recognition that we’re more than a financial institution. We are active participants in our communities, global leaders in business and philanthropy and thoughtful architects of innovative employee benefit and support programs. 
Read our latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
Learn about our charitable giving, volunteerism and matching gifts program.
Learn about our Consumer Protection.
Learn how to become a Northern Trust vendor.
Read our statement against modern slavery.
Study our gender pay gap report.
Discover how we strive to be an inclusive employer.
Examine our commitment to the environment.
See how we work 24/7 to protect your information online.
Learn how we are committed to supplier diversity.

 

 

Global Leadership

Our core principles — service, expertise and integrity — have remained constant for over 125 years, guiding Northern Trust's evolution from a new bank in the growing Chicago of 1889 to a multi-faceted global financial services provider.