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Our seasoned investment advisors develop grounded portfolios focused on real returns and your long-term goals.

Our investment philosophy underpins a collaborative investment process centered on the client-advisor partnership. Your portfolio advisor collaborates with you to design a custom investment strategy based on your unique circumstances that may include your assets and entities, risk preferences, tax situation and family dynamics in granular detail. This well help you make informed decisions and course-corrections as circumstances change over time.


  • Over a century of successful investing: Our fiduciary heritage stewarding multiple generations of wealth informs our decision-making.
  • Your assets serve a purpose: We invest with intent and focus on what is most important to you. We view investment strategies through a purposeful lens, assessing the role that each asset plays in the underlying portfolio.
  • Access our best thinking: Your portfolio will benefit from the insights of our Investment Policy Committee, comprising the same industry-leading global capital market experts who determine asset allocations for the world’s most sophisticated institutions.
  • A deep understanding of portfolio risk: We focus on taking investment risk only where we have a high degree of confidence in the return potential. We use a risk and risk control building-block approach to ensure robust portfolio diversification.
  • Impeccable resource coordination: Your portfolio advisor will coordinate the right team of experts and resources for you both inside and outside of Northern Trust to ensure optimal asset allocation and portfolio fulfillment.

Customized investment strategies built around institutional resources

Your portfolio advisor is supported by the following institutional resources:

National Investment Practice: Wealth Management , best practices, portfolio research, thought leadership, investment product, compliance.

Investment Policy Committee (asset allocation): capital market assumptions, portfolio optimization, asset allocation.

Investment Advisory Committee (investment capabilities): manager evaluation and monitoring, performance and risk evaluation, expense and tax analysis.

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Katie Nixon, CFA, CIMA, CPWA

Katie Nixon, CFA, CIMA, CPWA

Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management
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