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Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO)

A Global Fiduciary Partner for Complex Portfolios

As one of the world’s largest* and most experienced providers of outsourced investment solutions, with over 40 years of outsourced investment solutions expertise, Northern Trust Asset Management understands the needs of institutional investor and asset owners. Experienced investors, in-depth risk management and efficient implementation are the foundational elements that power our portfolio construction.

We craft custom solutions that seek to create risk-managed growth by targeting long-term investment themes and efficient implementation through an open architecture model.

The Northern Trust Advantage – Deep Resources, Expertise & Scale


Unless otherwise noted, rankings are based on AUM of $95B and referencing data from the P&I Research Center, as of 3/31/2022.

5thLARGEST PROVIDER OF U.S. OUTSOURCED ASSETS*

$107.3BIN NTAM OUTSOURCED ASSETS**

135+Outsourced Investment Solutions PROFESSIONALS

40+YEARS OF Outsourced Investment Solutions EXPERTISE

*Data pertains to U.S. institutional outsourced AUM and assets under full or partial discretion. 

**As of September 30, 2022

Risk-Managed Growth


  • Risk factor analysis to help strategies remain focused
  • Customized solutions crafted to align with unique client needs
  • Thoughtful tactical changes to manage risk and remain dynamic



Targeted Investment Themes


  • Robust capital markets outlook provides foundational direction
  • Specialized expertise across asset classes and client segments create value-add opportunities
  • Differentiated managers selected by a highly focused and experienced team

Our Client Expertise


Every client is unique, so their investment program should be developed and maintained accordingly. At Northern Trust we stand by that philosophy, and developed our outsourcing practice to remain deeply focused on specific client segments.

Retirement Plans

  • Leading manager of retirement assets
  • Expertise in asset and liability risk management
  • Full range of Defined Contribution capabilities including white label options

Not-For-Profits

  • Focused on growing real portfolio value and spending power
  • Emphasis on heavy allocations to alternative investments
  • Multi-dimensional risk management

Global Family Offices

  • Dedicated family office practice
  • Long history of serving world’s most affluent families
  • Sophisticated investment partner

 

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Our Services

We have earned the confidence of investors worldwide by offering distinctive solutions, diverse insights and an exceptional client experience.