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The painful economic costs of COVID-19 in the U.S. are now becoming clear. But there is good reason to be hopeful despite the current hardship. CIO Bob Browne explains.

Press Releases

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Executive Biographies

Michael G. O'Grady

Michael G. O'Grady

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Steven L. Fradkin

Steven L. Fradkin

President, Wealth Management
Peter B. Cherecwich

Peter B. Cherecwich

President of Asset Servicing
Shundrawn A. Thomas

Shundrawn A. Thomas

President, Asset Management

Fast Facts

As of December 31 2019, Northern Trust Corporation had:


$12.1trillion assets under custody/administration

$9.2trillion in assets under custody

$1.2trillion in assets under management

$137billion in banking assets

“Northern Trust’s performance in the fourth quarter of 2019 generated year-over-year revenue growth of 3% and a return on average common equity of 14.8%. Our full year performance continued to exhibit foundational strength, as we executed on a number of growth strategies while continuing to advance our data and digital efforts and improve our productivity. We also continued to grow assets as a result of favorable markets and organic growth. Assets under Custody and Administration ended the year at $12.1 trillion, up 19% from the prior year, while Assets under Management ended the year at $1.2 trillion, up 15% from the prior year. During 2019, we returned a record $1.7 billion to common shareholders through dividends and the repurchase of 11.8 million shares. As we enter 2020, we remain focused on providing our clients with exceptional service and expertise, driving efficiencies in our business, and investing for future growth,” said Michael O’Grady, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.


Recent Earnings and Trends

Q4 Earnings Report

Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings – Wednesday, January 22nd 2020 at 9:00am CT

Q4 Trends Report

Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings – Wednesday, January 22nd 2020 at 9:00am CT

Global Media Contacts

Doug Holt

Head of Global Corporate Communications

+1 (312) 557-1571

North America Media Contacts

Alaina Kleinman

Wealth Management Media Relations

+1 (312) 444-4065

John O'Connell

Asset Servicing Media Relations

+1 (312) 444-2388

Tom Pinto

Asset Management Media Relations
New York

+1 (212) 339-7288

EMEA & APAC Media Contacts

Camilla Greene

Head of Media Relations, EMEA & APAC

+44 (0) 20 7982 2176

Marcel Klebba

Media Relations, EMEA & APAC

+44 (0) 20 7982 1994


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Supported by unparalleled implementation, leading-edge technology and diligent oversight, our customizable solutions go beyond servicing and safekeeping fundamentals to optimize operational efficiency and manage risk.

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With our holistic and consultative approach, we uncover and navigate new opportunities that help you make the most of your wealth – for now, and for generations to come.

Global Leadership

Our core principles — service, expertise and integrity — have remained constant for over 130 years, guiding Northern Trust's evolution from a new bank in the growing Chicago of 1889 to a multi-faceted global financial services provider.