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Rankings and Highlights



Northern Trust Global Investments offers global, multi-asset class investment capabilities to personal and institutional clients worldwide.

Pensions & Investments Magazine’s 2015 Special Report on the Largest Money Managers ranks Northern Trust among the top asset management firms in multiple categories, detailed below.


  • 13th largest manager - worldwide assets1
  • 12th largest manager - worldwide institutional assets2
  • 5th largest manager - U.S. institutional tax-exempt assets
  • 4th largest manager - defined benefit assets
  • 11th largest manager - defined contribution assets
  • 13th largest manager - sponsored exchange-traded funds1
  • 5th largest manager - sovereign wealth funds1
  • 4th largest manager - central banks1
  • 4th largest manager - endowment/foundation assets


  • 1st largest manager - cash
  • 3rd largest manager - passive international equity
  • 4th largest manager - passive domestic equity
  • 4th largest manager - passive domestic fixed income
  • 11th largest manager - emerging markets equity

Unless otherwise noted, rankings based on U.S. institutional, tax-exempt assets under management.
1 Total worldwide assets under management
2 Worldwide institutional assets under management

The above rankings are not indicative of future performance.

Rankings based on total worldwide assets under management of $934.1 billion as of December 31, 2014.

Pensions & Investments 2015 Special Report on Money Managers appeared in the publication’s May 18, 2015, issue and online at Ranking information reprinted with permission, Pensions & Investments, copyright Crain Communications, Inc.

Northern Trust Asset Management is composed of Northern Trust Investments, Inc. Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K, NT Global Advisors, 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC and personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited and the Northern Trust Company to offer investment products and services to personal and institutional markets.

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