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Robert Arnott

Head of Brokerage, Asia Pacific

Call: 61 2 8622 8701


Rob Arnott is a Senior Vice President and Head of Asia equity brokerage. Rob manages the Asia offering with a focus on delivering best execution across all markets and timely, insightful market views. Rob joined Northern Trust in May 2016 as part of the Aviate Global LLP acquisition to broaden Northern Trust's capital markets reach, in particular a local presence in Asian and Australian equities.


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. His interest in Finance was triggered by a work internship in 1995 at a London private client stockbroker called NCL which was later taken over by Smith & Williamson.


He moved to Mirabaud, the Private Swiss Bank in 2000. At Mirabaud he was responsible for growing Hedge Fund sales coverage where he ran Institutional European sales trading from 2007 to 2012. In 2012 he left Mirabaud to join Aviate and build the Asian business. In early 2014, some 18 months later of which nine months was trading Asia through the nights in London he emigrated to Sydney to grow the Aviate's local reach.


Rob is married to Kate who is an Australian, they have four children, two boys and two girls, so home life is as busy as work. Rob is FINRA, FCA and SFC registered.