Northern Trust Adds in Institutional Brokerage


Northern Trust Announces Strategic Global Leadership Appointments in Institutional Brokerage

Guy Gibson Named Global Head of Institutional Brokerage and Anna Ranaldi Named Global Chief Operating Officer


London and Chicago, April 11 2019 –  In support of continued growth and momentum, Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) has named Guy Gibson as global head of Institutional Brokerage and Anna Ranaldi as global chief operating officer of Institutional Brokerage. Gibson, based in London, and Ranaldi, based in Chicago, will continue to report to Michael Vardas, global head of Northern Trust Capital Markets.

“These newly created positions mark an important step in the evolution of Northern Trust’s Institutional Brokerage business,” said Vardas, “Guy and Anna’s leadership and extensive experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our global capabilities in response to significant client demand.”

Gibson, was most recently head of Northern Trust’s Institutional Brokerage for Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific. Prior to this, he co-founded Aviate Global LLP, which was acquired by Northern Trust in 2016.

Ranaldi joined Northern Trust in 1986 and held a number of leadership positions in Asset Servicing and Asset Management before joining Capital Markets in 2009. Alongside her new global role, Ranaldi will retain her responsibilities as president of Northern Trust Securities, Inc. (NTSI), Northern Trust’s US broker-dealer.

Added Vardas: “This is an exciting time for our brokerage business with our recently launched Integrated Trading Solutions  now supporting multiple clients across the globe, from sophisticated asset owners to boutique funds, to hedge funds, through to large global asset managers. The cost and operating model efficiencies achieved through this outsourced trading capability are recognized by our clients and we expect this solution to continue to grow strongly in 2019 and beyond.”

Using advanced technology and deep industry expertise Northern Trust Capital Markets delivers innovative technology, transparent trading, quality execution, smart liquidity solutions and regulatory compliance services across institutional brokerage, transition management, securities lending and foreign exchange. It is a division of Corporate & Institutional Services, which provides asset servicing, fund administration and middle office solutions to institutional asset managers and asset owners around the globe.

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 a global presence with offices in 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and across 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2018, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$10.1 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 northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Global legal and regulatory information can be found at http://www.northerntrust.com/disclosures.


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