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Wealth Management Expert

Darius A. Gill, CFA

National Practice Leader


Darius is the National Practice Leader for our Foundation & Institutional Advisors (FIA). FIA provides Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) services to over 400 nonprofits across the country. He has over 25 years of experience in the investment industry in both the institutional and high net worth sides of the business, including serving as a Chief Investment Officer with another financial services organization prior to joining Northern Trust.


Darius earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and was subsequently awarded an MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.


Darius is a Senior Vice President and Senior Managing Director of Northern Trust. He is part of the Wealth Management Leadership Group and serves on the Executive Corporate Social Responsibility Council and the Executive CRA committee. He is a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago and has been awarded the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.


Darius is an avid golfer, skier and squash enthusiast. He also enjoys reading and spending quality time with his family and pets.


Darius leads a team of 58 professionals who specialize in providing investment expertise, asset servicing and subject matter expertise to nonprofit organizations. His team specializes in helping institutional clients design, build and implement strategies consistent with the goals of their organization.


Darius and his wife live in the Western suburbs and are active in their community. They focus their attention on animal welfare and helping needy families and especially children. He also serves as a mentor to a group of women at the bank as part of a leadership program.


1. Can our investment approach sustain our current spending needs without eroding our principal?
2. Should we align our investments with our mission?
3. What are other organizations like us doing that we can learn from?