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Global Foreign Exchange Solutions

Client-focused solutions, innovative capabilities and dedicated service.

Turn to our full suite of foreign exchange solutions to navigate the ever-changing global market landscape. From complete to component FX solutions, we deliver agile and flexible FX services to suit your precise needs.

FX Services

From complete to component FX solutions, we deliver agile and flexible FX services to suit your precise needs. In dealing with Northern Trust as a strong principal counterparty, you will benefit from our stellar financial standing and extensive market connectivity.

Direct Dealing

Direct principal access 24/5 with broad currency coverage for algorithmic, multi-bank platform, single and voice trading.

Algorithmic trading that possesses a unique liquidity panel, is fully customized and is powered by market-leading technology. 

Currency Management
Comprehensive and transparent solutions including portfolio overlay, share class and look-through hedging teamed with innovative platform capabilities.

Complete FX
An outsourced custodian-agnostic end-to-end FX solution, enhancing operational efficiency.

Custody FX
Full support for custody account investment activity e.g. security conversions, dividend, repatriation, corporate events, automated income sweeps.

The Right FX Solution for You

FULLY OUTSOURCED SOLUTIONS: There are opportunities to integrate our FX options with Northern Trust’s Integrated Trading Solutions and middle office services, such as Investment Operations Outsourcing, to provide an end-to-end fully outsourced solution.

TALENT AND EXPERTISE: Longstanding experience in institutional global FX trading for asset owners and asset managers.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH: Our strong balance sheet and credit rating make Northern Trust a high-quality counterparty for currency transactions.1

RESTRICTED CURRENCY EXPERTISE: Multiple liquidity sources and local market capabilities.

INNOVATIVE CAPABILITIES: Significant investment in technology supporting multiple algorithmic trading options and highly automated currency management solutions.

COMPREHENSIVE REPORTING: Full transparency analytics and granular reporting for better insights and oversight.

GLOBAL REACH: Trading centers in Singapore, London and Chicago.

1Northern Trust Corporation, Long-Term Senior Debt ratings: Moody’s A2, Standard & Poors A+, Fitch A+. Figures as of September 30, 2020.


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John Turney

John Turney

Head of Global Foreign Exchange, Northern Trust Capital Markets
John Turney is Head of Global Foreign Exchange at Northern Trust Capital Markets.



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Capital Markets | Global Foreign Exchange Solutions

We provide a range of liquidity, trading and outsourced foreign exchange solutions underpinned by sophisticated technology that is designed to provide speed, efficiency, transparency and optimum execution within a robust risk framework.