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COVID-19 Resource Center

For more than 130 years, we have been anchored in one purpose: to serve as our clients’ most trusted financial partner, guarding and growing your assets as though they are our own. As we navigate these unprecedented times together, we seek to provide you with information on how we are here to serve you and the latest insights on how the coronavirus is influencing market trends.


Company Updates

Investment to back Community Development Financial Institutions as they provide loans to small businesses and non-profit organizations under the U.S. federal Paycheck Protection Program.

We are providing philanthropic support to nonprofit organizations around the world, including those that provide healthcare, food and other humanitarian relief.

For your safety, we encourage you to use our online banking platform to securely manage your accounts and transact from your favorite device anywhere, anytime.

View our locations pages for updates about office closures and operations.


Top Insights

We expect the relative performance of the asset classes most damaged by the virus to improve considerably as we head toward economic normalization.


Top Investment Management Insights

Worries of higher inflation hurt bond returns in the quarter, but credit spreads narrowed as the economic recovery took hold.

In its new five-year plan, China has ambitions to rival the U.S. and Europe in technological leadership. Investors should expect the country to stay assertive on the geopolitical stage.


More Investment Management Insights

We are monitoring the potential risks for investors related to the unusual recent trading of some stocks.

Initial U.S. earnings topped expectations last week, and Apple, Microsoft and Facebook will report earnings this week.

Is the light the sun or a train? After the global equity rally in the fourth quarter, we look at the opportunities and risks that investors face.

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Our Experts

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

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.

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.


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