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Northern Trust Asset Management has hired Wouter Sturkenboom as chief investment strategist for its Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions.

08.10.2018 - 10:45:15

Northern Trust Asset Management Hires Chief Investment Strategist for EMEA and APAC. In this newly created role, Sturkenboom will be responsible for designing, implementing and communicating global investment strategy to the firm’s growing investor base.

From his base in the Netherlands, Sturkenboom reports to Jim McDonald, chief investment strategist, Northern Trust. In his role, he is responsible for helping develop tactical and strategic investment strategies and supporting Northern Trust Asset Management’s multi-asset class initiatives worldwide.

“With Wouter’s deep capital market expertise, extensive analytical experience and comprehensive understanding of global markets, we are confident he will help us deliver distinctive insights that will resonate with investors worldwide,” said McDonald.

Sturkenboom most recently spent six years at Russell Investments as a senior investment strategist first based in London and then in New York. In that capacity he was directly responsible for the house view on EMEA including economic and market analysis and worked closely with the multi-asset teams to help them with their asset allocation decisions. Prior to this he spent six years in Amsterdam where he was a senior investment strategist at Kempen Capital Management.

Sturkenboom holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation and is a certified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He holds an M.A. in international affairs from the George Washington University and an M.S. in international economics from Maastricht University.

“At Northern Trust Asset Management, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver distinctive solutions and diverse insights to investors across the globe,” said Marie Dzanis, head of Northern Trust Asset Management in EMEA. “We’re pleased to have Wouter join our team. He shares our passion for delivering an exceptional client experience and will help us deliver actionable insights to investors.”

“Northern Trust Asset Management’s reputation for robust capital market research, portfolio construction expertise and innovation was a powerful draw,” Sturkenboom said. “I look forward to helping our clients realize their long-term investment objectives working through our asset management offices across EMEA and APAC.”

Northern Trust Asset Management is among the world’s leading providers of investment solutions. Entrusted with more than US$900 billion in investor assets, the firm is committed to constructing innovative and efficient strategies that compensate investors for the risks they take. It offers a range of distinctive investment solutions and diverse insights to clients from its network of offices across the globe, including from London, Amsterdam and Stockholm in the EMEA region.

About Northern Trust Asset Management

Northern Trust Asset Management is a leading global asset management firm serving institutional and individual investors in 29 countries. Our robust investment capabilities span all markets and asset classes, from passive and risk-factor to fundamental active, multi-asset class and multi-manager strategies, delivered in multiple vehicles. As of June 30, 2018, Northern Trust has $1.1 trillion in total assets under management, including $954.4 billion of Northern Trust Asset Management product assets. For more information, please visit our website or follow us on Twitter @NTInvest.

Northern Trust Asset Management comprises Northern Trust Investments, Inc., Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K., NT Global Advisors, Inc. and investment personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited and The Northern Trust Company.

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 23 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2018, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$10.7 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.1 trillion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

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