Skip to content


If you're launching a fund, you've got a lot to worry about: seed capital, legal work, regulatory approvals, talent acquisition – the list goes on.

With Northern Trust, you don't have to worry about operations. As you pursue your strategy, our guidance and deep expertise can help you design a middle- and back-office administrative solution that supports your needs. Position your fund for success when you collaborate with Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services.

Launch your hedge fund smoothly

A rigorous and proven launch process helps you establish and grow your fund quickly. Here's what you get to ensure a successful launch:

  • Dedicated onboarding manager so you have one central point of contact
  • Relationship manager and designated ops contacts (product control, fund accounting and investor services) who work directly with you during planning and implementation
  • We are vendor agnostic and will manage relationships with prime, custodian, counterparty or third-party provider Post-launch support to help refine practices and support your fund as it grows

Operations support for your strategic vision

From industry trends to meeting regulatory requirements, Northern Trust provides broad operational support across jurisdictions, fund types, strategies and assets to position you for success. Tap into our industry knowledge, technology and capabilities and benefit from:

  • Integrated middle- and back-office functions tailored to your unique needs
  • Industry relationships and coordination with primes and counterparties to handle reconciliations and communications
  • Integrated support with commercially available order and execution management systems

Consultative approach throughout the launch process

Benefit from Northern Trust's collaborative approach. We pay close personal attention to our clients' needs and are committed to nurturing the client relationship from start to finish.

  • Easily accessible senior leadership
  • Dedicated, experienced relationship manager with deep knowledge of the business and processes to act as an extension of your organization
  • Designated experts in trade processing, product control, fund accounting and investor services
  • Online delivery gets you transparency into trades, valuations and P&L
  • Relationship manager and designated ops contacts (product control, fund accounting, investor services) are involved throughout planning and implementation
  • Integrated reporting so you can focus on a successful launch and running of your fund

Powerful hedge fund technology

Our Omnium® technology platform supports most assets and strategies:

  • Long/short equity
  • Convertible arbitrage
  • Distressed debt
  • Multi-strategy
  • Managed futures
  • High frequency/quantitative
  • Credit
  • Private equity
  • Fund of funds
  • Closed and open-end fund structures
  • Managed account platforms

© 2022 Northern Trust Corporation. Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A. Incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Products and services provided by subsidiaries of Northern Trust Corporation may vary in different markets and are offered in accordance with local regulation. For more information, read our legal and regulatory information about individual market offices. This material is directed to professional clients only and is not intended for retail clients. For Asia-Pacific markets, it is directed to expert, institutional, professional or wholesale clients or investors only and should not be relied upon by retail clients or investors. Issued in the United Kingdom by Northern Trust Securities LLP.

Our Clients

Our Asset Servicing group offers services and solutions to a wide range of clientele. Some of our key clients include: