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Asset Servicing Expert

Melanie Pickett

Practice Executive, Head of Front Office Solutions


Melanie joined Northern Trust in January 2017, charged with creating a new line of business within asset servicing centered on meeting the operational and technology needs of complex asset allocators across the globe. In her role, Pickett is responsible for the acceleration and leadership of Northern Trust's Front Office Solutions for large endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, pensions, insurance companies and multi-family offices. Melanie leads a team focused on leveraging Northern Trust's global resources and expertise to build solutions to meet the demands of the in-house investment teams within these organizations.

The Front Office Solutions group will capitalize on Northern Trust's client service differentiation and high-quality operational expertise to deliver new, innovative capabilities to asset owners. Solutions centered on data aggregation, data enhancement and data analytics will support clients in making informed decisions and confident investment execution.


Melanie brings over 20 years of experience in a variety of senior operations and technology roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Emory Investment Management, one of the top 20 endowment investment programs in the United States. Prior to Emory Investment Management, she spent over a decade managing the operations and technology strategy of Morgan Stanley's Global Wealth Management division.


Melanie has a M.B.A. / M.S.E., Technology Management (Wharton School of Business & University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering & Applied Sciences), B.A. Political Science (University of Georgia), Advisory Board, Investment Management Due Diligence Association (IMDDA), Chartered Due Diligence Analyst (CDDA), Graduate, SIFMA Securities Industry Institute (SII) and Former Series 7, 27, 63 Licensed Professional.


Melanie's Insights & Research

Investors in alternatives no longer need to settle for an exercise in frustration in order to calculate their true net returns.

Learn how Northern Trust Front Office Solutions developed a data integration solution for CIOs.

Asset owners are increasingly turning to the home team for allocation strategies, but complex alternative multi-asset class portfolios can become too much to handle without the most advanced technology-driven solutions and services.

Investment offices need solutions to keep up with growing data complexities and increasing transparency requirements.