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John Abunassar

Head of Institutional Client Group

John Abunassar is head of institutional client group at Northern Trust Asset Management. He is a member of the Asset Management Executive Committee and is on the board of directors of Northern Trust Investments and Northern Trust Global Advisors. John oversees all institutional client facing and new business asset management activity. As head of the institutional client group, John’s responsibilities include creating long-term strategy, executing operating plans and developing talented professionals.


Previously, John was the head of institutional distribution at Northern Trust Asset Management. In this capacity, he was responsible for sales, relationship management and consultant relations. John joined from William Blair Investment Management where he was head of North American institutional business development and consultant relations and served as the business leader and investment committee member of the hedge fund strategies team. Prior, John was a principal at Guidance Capital, CEO and president of Allegiant Asset Management and the head of Banc One Investment Advisors’ institutional business. Earlier in his career, he was and investment consultant with Capital Control Group and a pension consultant with Hewitt Associates.


John earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College. He has FINRA Series 24, 7 and 63 licenses.