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Sheri B. Hawkins, CFA

Head of Product Management

Sheri B. Hawkins is the head of product management for Northern Trust Asset Management. She serves on the executive management committee and oversees global product strategy. Her team is responsible for translating business strategy into comprehensive product plans and ensuring that products are effectively managed through the product life cycle.


Sheri began her 20-year career in the investment business as an equity portfolio manager before moving on to hold business management roles spanning several functional areas of asset management. She has served as chief financial officer of the asset management business unit, where she was responsible for forecasting, planning, analysis and management reporting for Northern Trust’s investment practice. Prior to leading the finance team, she served as the chief administrative officer of investments, with responsibility for leading and coordinating business, financial and infrastructure initiatives for portfolio management and trading units.


Sheri has expertise in quantitative investment strategies and spent over 10 years as an equity portfolio manager. During that time, she led the tax advantaged equity portfolio management team with responsibility for investment performance, research, compliance, workflow and infrastructure for $10 billion in client assets.


Sheri joined Northern Trust in 1992 in the firm’s management development program. She received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology's Stuart School of Business. She is a CFA charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago, and she is an associated person of the National Futures Association. Sheri is also a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and serves on the board of trustees for Children’s Home + Aid Society.