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    About Northern Trust

    Our legacy of financial leadership dates back more than 125 years. Since opening our doors in 1889, Northern Trust has stood as a symbol of strength and stability in an ever-changing environment. Learn more about Northern Trust's century-plus legacy of leadership in the financial services industry. See how we've grown from a six-person firm in a single room in Chicago into a global institution that manages institutional and family wealth around the world.

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    About Northern Institutional Funds

    Among the thousands of mutual funds available today, few are backed by a company with more than 125 years of leadership. Managed by Northern Trust, Northern Institutional Funds provides investors with access to proven investment management that dates back to 1889.


    Northern Trust's investment business strategy has focused on expansion through a “build, buy, and partner” approach. Major acquisitions, new product launches, strategic business alliances, and an increased commitment to sales and servicing have contributed to Northern Trust's outstanding growth and increased market share and a greater breadth, depth, and expertise in the Northern Institutional Funds’ product and servicing offering.

    Investment Belief

    Our investment management approach is founded on a core set of beliefs, beginning with the premise that inefficiencies exist in the financial markets, but vary over time, by asset class and across market sectors. When those inefficiencies are absent, passive strategies offer the best risk/reward profile.

    We believe that risk is a controllable and necessary component of active management. And we believe there is an intrinsic relationship between investment risk and return, which can be estimated, analyzed, and managed.

    Client Commitment

    Client service is a hallmark of Northern Trust. Whether your needs involve pensions, portfolio management, or financial consulting, you will receive impeccable service from experts who understand your unique challenges. Our focus is clear – to offer you compelling investment and risk management choices, with an in-depth understanding of your unique needs and goals.

    We look forward to the opportunity to assist you with your institutional investment needs. If you would like to discuss your program, or have any questions about our services, please contact us.

    Research and Strategy Overview

    Learn more about Northern Institutional Funds’ investment strategies and comprehensive research. Read in-depth reports on our funds and investment discipline, and profiles of our fund managers and their investment methodologies.



    Not FDIC insured | May lose value | No bank guarantee

    An investment in the Money Market Funds is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency. Although the Funds seek to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the Funds.

    Please carefully read the summary prospectus or prospectus and consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of Northern Institutional Funds before investing. Call 800-637-1380 to obtain a summary prospectus or prospectus, which contains this and other information about the Funds.

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