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Asset Servicing Expert

Mark Austin

Head of UK, Institutional Investor Group

Mark is head of the UK for Northern Trust’s institutional investor business and has a 35-year background in the management and administration of retirement assets. He is also Trustee of the Northern Trust UK Pension Scheme, Director of Northern Trust’s Luxembourg management company and of its Irish management company, Northern Trust Fund Services Ireland Ltd.

Mark’s background is based in the servicing, management and stewardship of retirement assets having worked at an asset manager with a significant pension market share and two asset servicing institutions predominately servicing the UK and European defined benefit and defined contribution markets.

Mark works with clients and consultants to support the more complex aspects of pensions including the movement of asset management in house and de-risking and other deficit reduction structures as well as implementing the various pension pooling structures available.

Prior to Northern Trust, Mark was at JP Morgan covering the pension client base as well as the offshore manager constituency in various capacities from strategy to sales and relationship management.


Mark's Insights & Research

AMX and Northern Trust commissioned research between January and April 2020 into the potential scope for UK private DB pension funds to improve the tax-efficiency of their equity investments.