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Here's what investors should expect in the bond and equity markets, as a U-shaped market recovery becomes increasingly possible.

Many consumers entered the crisis with no cushion.


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Extra caution is needed as uncertainty, remote work and COVID-19 scams compromise the security of your personal information.

Decisive measures taken today should help to keep the crisis from causing prolonged damage.

Our Chief Economist, Carl R. Tannenbaum, discusses why the coronavirus has been so disruptive to the economy, what indicators will be most valuable in the weeks ahead, and if the economy will get back to normal once people resume their normal routines.


Investment Management

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is felt everywhere. In response, policymakers across the globe have stepped up and thrown almost everything they’ve got at this unique challenge. But how is it all shaping up?

The outlook for investors has improved after central banks and governments have gone all-out to fight illiquidity and economic dysfunction.


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We think that investors can rely on the long-term fundamental strength in the municipal market to remain intact.

Central banks and governments are going all-out to fight illiquidity and economic dysfunction.

Our bond expert answers investors’ most pressing questions in this challenging market.


Top Wealth Insights

Read the key provisions of the CARES Act and understand how they will impact your wealth plan.

Learn our views on inflation, cash allocations, high yield bonds and more.


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Wealth Management CIO Katie Nixon puts this week’s economic data and oil price fluctuations in perspective.

There are sanitation benefits to not handling cash and, in light of COVID-19, some merchants are encouraging customers to use cashless methods.

How COVID-19 impacts private business transactions and what you can do to prepare.

Asset Servicing

As margin pressures grow across the industry, investment managers around the world are rethinking their operating models to support growth, adapt to change and position themselves for the future.

New marketplaces, infrastructures and asset classes are emerging across the securities industry and in multiple regions. In this video, we explore how they offer a huge opportunity but need to be navigated responsibly to manage uncertainty, regulatory complexity and the pace of change.


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Knowledge is power, and for hedge funds, no source of knowledge is more important than data.

Product Lead Serge Boccassini discusses the considerations for pension risk transfers with Edward Root, Managing Director of Willis Towers Watson.

Head of Insurance Solutions Chris Dvorak discusses the challenges and opportunities that data can provide with David Williams, Vice President of Marketing at SAP.


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Pete is an Executive Vice President and a member of Northern Trust’s Management Group in Chicago. Pete currently serves as the President of Northern Trust Asset Servicing.

Carl Tannenbaum is the Chief Economist for Northern Trust. In this role, he briefs clients and colleagues on the economy and business conditions, prepares the bank's official economic outlook and participates in forecast surveys. He is a member of Northern Trust's investment policy committee, its capital committee, and its asset/liability management committee.

Katie leads the national investment management practice for Northern Trust’s Wealth Management business from the firm’s Chicago headquarters.

Wouter Sturkenboom, CFA, CAIA, is chief investment strategist for EMEA and APAC at Northern Trust. He is also a member of the Interest Rate Strategy Committee and Investment Policy Committee.

Jim McDonald is an executive vice president and the chief investment strategist for Northern Trust. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic and tactical asset allocation policy for our institutional and wealth management clients globally.

Connie L. Lindsey is Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Northern Trust, Chicago. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the global Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Development and Investments, and Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy.


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