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Culture of Engagement

Northern Trust’s culture has been shaped by a deep belief in our enduring principles of service, expertise and integrity.

Our core principles —Service, Expertise and Integrity — have remained constant since our founding in 1889, guiding us from our start as a Chicago bank to our current position as a multi-faceted global financial services provider.

Honesty, character and integrity are vital to the health of our relationships. Since our founding, we’ve held fast to doing what’s right – for our clients and the employees, families and communities we’re honored to serve.



Relationships built on trust are the heart of how we work with clients, each other and our communities. Across our company, we take the time to understand unique challenges and goals, align expert thinking to those needs, then plan and execute with precision.

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Inspired by our enduring principles, Northern Trust has a long record of philanthropy, community building, inclusion and business leadership. Today, we extend our global commitments to corporate citizenship, diversity and employee benefits and support.


We are proud to be recognized for our ethical and inclusive culture.

Best Employers for DiversityForbes

2018 - Ranked #1

Top 50 Company for Executive WomenNational Association for Female Executives (NAFE)

2018-Eighth Consecutive Year

100 Best Corporate CitizensCorporate Responsibility Magazine


Gender Equality Index MemberBloomberg