Asset Servicing Expert
Head of Northern Trust Alternative Fund and Omnium Business Services
Peter is an Executive Vice President at the Northern Trust Company and Head of Northern Trust Alternative Fund and Omnium Business Services (NTAFOBS), providing a broad array of integrated middle and back office administration solutions to the world's most sophisticated global alternative fund managers and institutional investors. Peter has led the business since 2011 and has overseen significant growth as the business has more than tripled in size since the acquisition, to $400 billion in assets under administration and a staff of 1,300. Recently, Peter has been leading the full insourcing of Omnium technology and developers, reinforcing the commitment of NTAFOBS to the alternatives market and positioning the business for continued success.
Prior to its acquisition by Northern Trust, Peter served as Omnium's Global Head of Business Development and Client Service, responsible for all new business sales and client relationships.
With over 20 years of industry experience, Peter has held various executive and management positions in business development, client service and operations, including as CEO of OpHedge Investment Services, another hedge fund administration company.
Peter's Insights & Research
While crises like the pandemic can usher in high volatility and elevated stress in business relationships, they can also serve as opportunities to build trust.
Automation is key for managing alternative funds, particularly when it comes to decreasing data security risk, working with a fund administrator and managing cash and collateral needs.
As alts managers plot their COVID comebacks, committing to an asset class expansion requires thorough reflection.
How diversifying into new asset classes raises opportunities and challenges.
As global investment markets became more efficient and persistent low interest rates saw returns dry up, institutional investors have been turning to alternative assets in their efforts to generate performance.
Optimizing operational efficiency and collateral and cash management can be significant competitive differentiators.
Institutional investors' reporting and transparency needs are often thwarted by antiquated and cumbersome data-sharing processes. That is about to change in a big way.