Achieving Excess Returns by Avoiding Unintended Risks
What if you could find a way to identify which risks are most likely to move you closer to your goals – and which are most likely to be rewarded? What if you could build an equity portfolio to employ the most efficient strategies to help you reach your objectives?
With quantitative equity strategies, we provide a more rewarding approach to better compensate you for the risks you're taking.
We see the space between active and index blurring, and this shift presents new opportunities for investors to find a better route to achieving their objectives. Whether you use alternative or customized indices, factor-based strategies or incorporate our proprietary quality score, we can help you gain the most effective exposure possible.
Our quantitative equity approach optimizes equity risk to:
Our global equity team works with clients to target factors to meet portfolio objectives. Solution agnostic, they create a range of answers – alternative index, factor-based and proprietary quality solutions – to address our clients' unique and complex challenges. Some examples of our solutions include:
Choosing the right vehicle is important to your investments' overall success. We offer a range of multi-factor strategies across regions and market capitalizations.
Discover how Northern Trust can help you analyze the risks your portfolio faces – and identify those worth taking. Explore our quantitative equity solutions today, and start putting that risk to work in your favor.
Bob Browne, CFA
Bob Browne is executive vice president and chief investment officer for Northern Trust. He is a member of Northern Trust's Management Group. He is also a co-portfolio manager of the Northern Global Tactical Asset Allocation Fund.
Bob chairs the firm’s Investment Policy Committee, which sets investment policy for all Northern Trust groups in all asset classes. He is responsible for investment performance, process and philosophy across multiple investment strategies including fixed income, active equity and passive investments. Bob joined Northern Trust in January 2009 and has 30 years of investment experience.
From 2004 to 2009, Bob worked for ING Investment Management and was the firm’s chief investment officer for fixed income and proprietary investments. In this capacity, he oversaw $120 billion in assets under management across retail and institutional clients, as well as the firm’s own insurance assets. From 2002 to 2004, Bob was founder and managing partner of Picador Capital, an alternative investment firm. From 1999 to 2001, he was co-head of Americas fixed income for Merrill Lynch Investments and he also worked in the firm’s London office from 1997 to 1999 as a senior portfolio manager. Bob spent the first eight years of his career, from 1989 until 1997, at JP Morgan Investment working as a global fixed income and currency portfolio manager in the firm’s Tokyo and London offices.
Bob holds a bachelor’s degree with a major in economics from the College of the Holy Cross. He also has a master’s in international business studies from the University of South Carolina. Bob is a CFA® charterholder.
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