Company biography

Northern Trust is a leading provider of asset servicing solutions for European pension schemes. Pensions are central to our business, with solutions for DC schemes ranging from asset administration to global custody and specialist investment accounting. As their DC plans evolve and grow, clients also draw on our knowledge of open-architecture infrastructure to support their requirements for greater investment capability and sophistication.

In addition, our investment business, Northern Trust Asset Management, is a leading global asset manager, with capabilities spanning all markets and asset classes. These include customised index, factor-based and ESG strategies, delivered in tax-effective vehicles.


Member biography

Ian Hamilton

Ian is a senior vice president at Northern Trust, responsible for leading its business development activities with a wide range pension funds, from DB to DC and the private and public sectors.

He joined Northern Trust in 2016 and has over 15 years of investment and pension experience, the last nine of which have been spent in the banking and asset servicing industries. He has held a number of senior management positions in client-facing roles including leading UK asset-owner teams and consultant relations.

Prior to joining the banking industry Ian was an investment consultant within Mercer’s investment consulting practice, advising pension funds on a range of investment matters from investment strategy and structure to manager selection. He specialised in custody and operational consulting and was a founding member of the Mercer Sentinel Group, rising to European team lead at the time of his departure.

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