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Money markets surged to a record $4.7 trillion in mid-May, but assets have slowly leaked out by nearly 5% since then. Peter Yi, director of short duration fixed income, gives our take.
Northern Trust Asset Management President Shundrawn Thomas discusses this—and what the financial services community can do to address diversity—in an InvestmentNews “Three Questions” video interview.
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*Assets under management as of March 31, 2019. For the Northern Trust Asset Management entities included in AUM total, please see disclosure at end of this document.
1Total worldwide assets under management. The above rankings are not indicative of future performance. Unless otherwise noted, rankings are based on total worldwide assets under management of $961 billion as of December 31, 2017 by Pensions & Investments magazine’s 2018 Special Report on the Largest Money Managers.

At Northern Trust Asset Management, we understand that investing ultimately serves a greater purpose. That’s why our philosophy is rooted in the fundamental belief that investors should get compensated for the risks they take – in all market environments and in any investment strategy.

At the heart of this philosophy is how we think about, view and analyze risk. As risk-aware investors, we take risk intentionally to achieve your institution’s investment objectives and minimize unintended consequences within your portfolio.

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We leverage our robust capital markets research, portfolio construction and asset allocation expertise to deliver outcome-oriented solutions that reflect our deep appreciation for risk – and our clear focus on meeting investors' needs.


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