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Northern Trust Named Best Private Bank for Technology 2018


Northern Trust has been recognized by Professional Wealth Management (PWM) magazine, publication of the Financial Times Group, as Best Private Bank for Use of Technology in North America 2018.

PWM’s inaugural Global Wealth Tech Awards recognized Northern Trust for excellence in the use of technology and digital communication, particularly its Goals Driven Wealth Management approach and proprietary Goals Powered Solutions (GPS) platform. The awards highlight the increasingly important role played by technology in private banking today.

“We are profoundly humbled to have been recognized with this Financial Times Group award, which spotlights Northern Trust’s continued innovation around improving the client experience through a variety of means, including digital solutions,” Northern Trust Wealth Management President Steven L. Fradkin said. “Transformative technology that integrates digitization and human-centered design is essential to providing industry-leading, holistic, goals-driven advice for our clients. While delighted with this acknowledgment of our efforts, we remain committed to our perpetual restlessness in the innovation process, which is vital in the continued quest to maintain superior service and experience for our clients.”

The Financial Times Group previously named Northern Trust:

  • Best Private Bank in the U.S., 2017
  • Best Private Bank for Family Offices, Globally, 2017
  • Best Private Bank in the U.S. for Succession Planning, 2017

This is the 8th time out of 9 years that Northern Trust has won the overall Best Private Bank U.S category. This is the first time Northern Trust has received the family office designation, which is a global award, and the first PWM Wealth Tech Award recognition.

The awards are part of the Global Private Banking Awards created nine years ago to recognize excellence in the wealth management industry by firms worldwide and attracts more than 170 submissions from banks in more than 60 countries.

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