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Northern Trust enjoys recognition as a leading global financial institution and employer.

Each year, Northern Trust is honored as a leading global financial institution, a trusted service provider and an employer of distinction.

Our recent achievements include:

Recent distinctions include:

  • Best Custodian
    Private Equity Wire US Awards, 2020
  • Top Financial & Banking Company
    Professional WOMAN'S Magazine, 2020 (10th consecutive year)
  • Gender Equality Index Member
    Bloomberg, 2020 (3rd consecutive year)
  • 100 Most Sustainable Companies in America
    Barron's, 2020
  • America's Best Banks
    Forbes, 2020
  • Best Private Bank in the U.S.
    Financial Times Group, 2019
  • Business Working Responsibly Mark Certification
    Business in the Community Ireland, 2019
  • European Alternative Administrator of the Year
    Funds Europe Awards, 2019
  • Best Employers for Diversity
    Forbes, 2019
  • Northern Trust has been identified as one of the companies with the greatest level of admiration in the world
    by Fortune Magazine, 2019 (13th consecutive year)
  • Best Private Bank for Technology
    Financial Times Group, 2018
  • Best Private Bank for Family Offices (Global)
    Financial Times Group, 2018
  • Northern Trust Asset Management named Diversity Champion
    Investment News, 2018
  • Best Private Bank in the U.S. for Customer Service
    Financial Times Group, 2018
  • Global Securities Lending Provider of the Year
    Central Banking Awards, 2018
  • European Innovator of the Year
    Funds Europe Awards, 2017
  • European Thought Leadership Award
    Funds Europe Awards, 2017

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

EMEA
  • Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index – Silver Award
  • Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index – the UK’s definitive benchmark related to mental health and wellbeing policy. As part of the submission, we participate in both staff and employer surveys to help us assess where the gaps lie regarding our approach to workplace wellbeing and staff perceptions, enabling us to identify key interventions needed.
  • Ministry of Deference Employer Recognition Scheme – Gold Award
  • Ministry of Deference Employer Recognition Scheme - the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
APAC
  • Northern Trust Manilla was a recipient of the Duyan Ambassador award in the 6th Philippine Financial and Inter-industry Pride Annual Gala as recognition of Northern Trust’s continued commitment and unwavering support to the community, raising awareness on HIV/AIDS, and making a significant impact on the lives of the children living with HIV
  • Northern Trust India recognized as a Top 100 Best Companies To Work for Women in India 2020 by AVTAR Flexi Careers India and Working Mother Media US
  • Northern Trust India recognized as An “Exemplar for Inclusion” 2020 by AVTAR Flexi Careers India and Working Mother Media US
  • Northern Trust India was recognized as a honoree under the category “ Global Workplace Excellence” OUTIE awards by Out and Equal USA 2020

Other

  • Top Veteran-Friendly Company
    U.S. Veterans Magazine, 2020
  • Top Disability-Friendly Company
    DIVERSEability Magazine, 2020
  • Named to list of America’s Most Responsible Companies
    Newsweek, 2020
  • Silver Cradle Award Honoree for adoption benefits
    The Cradle Foundation, 2019
  • Top Financial & Banking Company
    Black EOE Journal, 2020 (10th consecutive year)
  • Top Financial & Banking Company
    Hispanic Network Magazine, 2020 (10th consecutive year)
  • Top 50 Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United StatesLatina Style Magazine, 2019 (ranked for 10+ years)
  • Top 12 Employee Resource Groups of the Year
    The Latin Heritage Leadership Council recognized by Latina Style Magazine, 2019
  • Top ranking of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index
    For the 13th consecutive year, Northern Trust has scored 100% and earned the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”  
  • 2019 ERG & Councils Award TOP 25 ERGs in the U.S. 
    The Advancing Professionals Resource Council and Women in Leadership Business Resource Councils were ranked in the top 25 ERGs
  • Illinois ESGR Seven Seals Award 
    Northern Trust has been recognized by the Illinois ESGR for our support of our organization's military community. The Seven Seals Award is the broadest and most inclusive award given by ESGR and is presented at the discretion of the State Chair or by ESGR senior leadership. It is presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission
  • Top 50 Company for Executive Women
    National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), 2018 (8th consecutive year)
  • 100 Best Corporate Citizens
    Corporate Responsibility Magazine, 2017
  • Top Scoring Company on the Disability Equality Index (DEI)
    For six consecutive years, Northern Trust has been recognized as a top-scoring Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the Disability:IN. 2020 marks the second consecutive year Northern Trust scored a 100% on the index.

Workplace Flexibility

  • 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List
    Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, 2017

 

ASSET SERVICING

 

  • Asset Servicing CEO of the Year - Teresa Parker 
    Global Investor/ISF Awards, 2020
  • Private Equity Fund Administrator of the Year 
    Global Investor/ISF Awards, 2020 (4th consecutive year)
  • European Alternative Administrator of the Year
    Funds Europe Awards, 2019
  • Best Administrator - Technology
    HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards, 2019
  • Fund Administrator of the Year
    Global Investor/ISF Awards, 2019
  • Transition Management Firm of the Year
    European Pensions Awards, 2019
  • Global Custodian Lifetime Achievement award
    Global Custodian - Presented to Penny Biggs, Chief Strategy Officer, 2019
  • Best Custody Specialist - Institutional 
    The Asset - Triple A Asset Servicing, Institutional Investor and Insurance Awards, 2019 (10th consecutive year)
  • Outstanding Fund Technology Innovation
    Global Custodian's Industry Leaders Awards, 2018
  • Customer Contact Centre of the Year - Medium,
    Northern Trust's Investor Service Centre (ISC) Irish Customer Contact and Shared Services Awards, 2018
  • Transition Management Provider of the Year
    Custody Risk Global Awards, 2018
  • Custodian of the Year: UK & Ireland
    Custody Risk Global Awards, 2018
  • Ranked #1 in "Overall Client Satisfaction EMEA"
    aiCIO Transition Management Survey, 2018
  • Award for Innovation
    Investment Week Fund Services Awards, 2018
  • Best Administrator - Over $300bn Client Service
    HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards, 2018
  • Best Global Custodian Asia-based clients
    The Asset - Triple A Asset Servicing Awards, 2018
  • Best Administrator - Reporting/Regulatory Services
    HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards, 2018
  • Best Administrator - Client Service
    CTA Intelligence, US Services Awards, 2018
  • Best Real Estate Fund Administrator Europe,
    Property Funds World Awards, 2018
  • European Administrator of the Year
    Funds Europe Awards, 2018 (2nd consecutive year)

 

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

 

  • Asset Allocator of the Year
    Alpha Research, Asset Allocation Awards, 2019
  • Diversity Champion
    Investment News, Diversity and Inclusion Awards, 2018
  • Northern Funds
    $156 billion5 diversified mutual fund family
  • Pensions & Investments Magazine’s 2018 Special Report on the Largest Money 
    Managers ranks Northern Trust among the top asset management firms in multiple categories, detailed below.
    • Ranked by Markets Served 
      • 16th largest manager - worldwide assets
      • 13th largest manager - worldwide institutional assets2
      • 2nd largest manager in the U.S. – institutional cash tax-exempt assets4
      • 9th largest manager - defined benefit assets3
      • 10th largest manager - defined contribution assets4
      • 7th largest manager - sovereign wealth funds1
      • 5th largest manager - endowment/foundation assets3
      • 15th largest manager - sponsored exchange-traded funds1
    • Ranked by Investment Strategy
      • 9th largest manager - factor-based strategies1
      • 5th largest manager - indexed U.S. equity3
      • 4th largest manager - indexed U.S. fixed income3

1Total worldwide assets under management
2Worldwide institutional assets under management 
3US Institutional, tax exempt assets managed internally 
4US Institutional, tax exempt assets
5Data as of December 31, 2018

The above rankings are not indicative of future performance. Unless otherwise noted, rankings are based on total worldwide assets under management of $961  billion as of December 31, 2017 by Pensions & Investments magazine’s 2018 Special Report on the Largest Money Managers.

 

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

 

  • Best Private Bank in the U.S.
    Financial Times Group, 2019
  • Best Private Bank for Succession Planning
    Financial Times Group, 2019
  • Best Private Bank for Technology
    Financial Times Group, 2018
  • Best Private Bank for Family Offices (Global)
    Financial Times Group, 2018
  • Best Private Bank in the U.S. for Customer Service
    Financial Times Group, 2018

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

  • Best Private Bank for Use of Technology in North America
    Financial Times Group, 2018
  • Strategy and Research Award – A Approach for Managers
    Core77 Design Awards, 2018
  • Best Cloud Initiative – American Financial Technology Awards
    Waters Technology, 2017
  • European Innovator of the Year
    Funds Europe Awards, 2017
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