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Northern Trust (Nasdaq:NTRS) is a global financial services leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions to corporations, institutions, family offices and affluent individuals around the world. 

As of September 30, 2015, Northern Trust Corporation had:                                      

  • $120 billion in banking assets
  • $6.0 trillion in assets under custody
  • $887 billion in assets under management

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We deliver market-leading capabilities through exceptional employees and technology as we strive to be our clients' most trusted financial partner. Continuing to change with the needs of our clients and our world, we are shaped by both tradition and a forward thinking strategy- as we have been since 1889.

An Expanding Global Vision

As global markets have grown more fast-paced and complex, we have continued to establish new offices and develop new products and services to meet our clients' needs. Today, we are the largest administrator of offshore private equity funds in Europe, and one of the world's leading providers of institutional index management services. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois Northern Trust serves clients in more than 40 countries from offices in 19 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and 20 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region.





Our Corporate Structure

Northern Trust's 15,000+ employees work within one of five business units;
Wealth Management, Corporate & Institutional Services, Asset Management, Operations and Technology, and Corporate-Wide Services. Each business unit provides different products and services to our clients, and many Northern Trust clients enjoy the services of more than one business unit.


Northern Trust is a premier wealth management firm providing integrated, holistic financial solutions to high-net-worth individuals, families and family offices including more than 20% of the Forbes 400 Most Affluent Americans. We have worked with generations of families and their advisors, offering fresh perspectives and creative thinking, backed by leading-edge technology and a wide-array of wealth management capabilities. With a network of offices in 18 states and Washington D.C., Northern Trust provides expertise and services wherever our clients work and travel.

Northern Trust offers a full-array of comprehensive wealth management solutions including financial planning, private and business banking, investment management, trust and estate services, philanthropy and family office services.

Corporate & Institutional Services

Northern Trust provides a wide range of financial and banking services for institutional clients worldwide. With network of 2,800 staff and 18 offices around the world, we serve more than 1,800 institutional clients in more than 40 countries, including corporate and public pensions, not-for-profit institutions, industry associations and trade unions, local, state, and national governments and investment managers and fund sponsors. Services provided include trust, custody, treasury, banking, and analytical/reporting services to help clients manage their assets. Beyond these, our Global Fund Services (GFS) group specializes in a number of additional services specific to the investment management community, including middle office operations outsourcing, fund accounting, fund administration, and transfer agency services.


Northern Trust is a global, multi-asset class investment manager serving both institutional and personal clients worldwide. This business unit offers a full array of active, passive and enhanced products, as well as manager-of-managers programs. In addition, we provide comprehensive portfolio services, including transition management, securities lending, securities brokerage and other services to help clients manage their investment programs effectively.

Northern Trust is one of the world's largest and fastest growing investment managers and ranks as the ninth largest investment manager worldwide, the third largest institutional index manager and the fourth largest manager of U.S. tax-exempt assets.

Enterprise Enablement (E2)

The Enterprise Enablement (E2) organization is comprised of multiple teams – from technology to operations to enterprise productivity and more. The combination of these teams into a single organization allows for better alignment with the needs of the businesses, and positions priorities to help the businesses become more efficient, more nimble and more profitable. 

E2’s mission is to enable the businesses to drive profitable growth. E2 is focused on near-term delivery to accelerate growth, while staying focused on what needs to be delivered to clients on a daily basis – including onboarding, processing, production, reporting, stability and capability. Long-term, E2 is focused on profitable growth through a sustainable future operating model. 

E2’s mission aligns with Northern Trust’s corporate vision, as well as the goals of its business unit partners to concentrate on enhancing the client and partner experience. 


The members of our Corporate-Wide Services groups are responsible for helping Northern Trust's internal teams deliver outstanding products and services to our clients by providing expert consulting around the operations of the company. This business unit encompasses Accounting, Global Marketing (Public Relations, Advertising, and Digital Services), Audit, Compliance, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Risk Management, and Tax.

Learn more about Northern Trust's internal teams and available opportunities by selecting from "Career Overviews" on the main navigation bar.