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Robert Arnott

Head of Brokerage, Asia Pacific Northern Trust

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Rob Arnott is the Head of Brokerage for Asia Pacific at Northern Trust. Rob manages the offering with a focus on delivering best execution across all markets in the region and providing timely, insightful market views.


Rob joined Northern Trust in 2016 as part of the Aviate acquisition to broaden Northern Trust’s capital markets reach, in particular a local presence in Asian and Australian equities. Rob joined Aviate London in 2012 to build the Asian business and relocated to Sydney to grow the local reach. Prior to Aviate, Rob worked at Mirabaud, a private Swiss bank, responsible for growing hedge fund sales and led Institutional European sales trading from 2007 to 2012.

Rob’s interest in Finance was triggered by a work internship at NCL, a London private client stockbroker, in 1995 (taken over by Smith & Williamson).with a focus on FX and emerging markets.


Rob was schooled in the UK at Harrow before reading Architecture at the Oxford School of Architecture. In 1994 after completing University, he bicycled around the world to raise funds for an ophthalmic charity.

Rob is FINRA, FCA and SFC registered.