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Achieve your organization’s investment goals

Efficiently and effectively investing your organization's assets can be a daunting undertaking. By either serving as an investment advisor or outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO), Foundation & Institutional Advisors (FIA) will work with you to develop an investment program tailored to your organization's unique needs. 


Northern Trust's Foundation & Institutional Advisors can develop an investment program that matches your spending policy, annual draw and risk/return profile. The peace of mind you'll get means you can fully devote your time and energy to what is most important – achieving your organization’s mission.

  • Investment strategy
    Access to compelling investment strategies from well-respected firms worldwide.
  • Investment program design
    Our multi-asset class, multi-manager approach develops an optimized portfolio designed to achieve your risk and return investment objectives as well as your spending needs and return expectations with a low level of risk.
  • Program implementation
    Put the optimal combination of managers to work (active, passive and/or mix) in constructing each asset class with a mix of risk and risk control.
  • Monitoring and continuous evaluation
    You’ll receive regular reviews of performance versus benchmarks. We’ll bring you new ideas and rebalance periodically. We provide a spectrum of highly customized services and reports to meet your accounting requirements including


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Darius A. Gill, CFA

Darius A. Gill, CFA

National Practice Executive
Darius is the National Practice Leader for our Foundation & Institutional Advisors practice.


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