Northern Trust and Saphyre have automated the account opening process for clients of Northern Trust’s investment operations outsourcing business. The two firms collaborated on the solution, which provides a dynamic middle-office function to increase transparency and efficiency for events including account setup, account maintenance and asset transfer requests.
Sionic, a UK-based consultancy, has appointed Sascha Calisan as a director in its asset management practice, where she will lead the firm’s distribution services capability. Calisan was previously head of fund distribution support at Northern Trust.
Zodia Custody, the UK-based digital asset custodian, has expanded its token coverage with the addition of Uniswap (UNI), USD Coin (USDC), and Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC). Zodia is a service provided by Standard Chartered, with Northern Trust as a co-investor.
Northern Trust has hired Barbara Doherty as a client executive in the asset servicing business, based in the U.S. She joins from BNY Mellon.
Northern Trust and Equity Data Science, in which the bank has a stake, have launched an ESG workflow solution that will allow investors to access and share ESG information. The data aggregation tool leverages data science to increase transparency while enhancing efficiency and collaboration amongst investment teams.
Northern Trust has hired Alvin Chia as head of digital assets innovation for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Chia is responsible for delivering innovations aligned to Northern Trust’s digital asset strategy to clients across the Asia-Pacific region. Chia reports to Justin Chapman, global head of digital assets and financial markets. Chia was most recently the…
Local media reports in Australia suggest that the AUD230bn (USD148bn) Australian Retirement Trust has consolidated custody and administration with State Street. ART was formed following the merger of QSuper and Sunsuper. QSuper, the larger of the two funds, had previously used Northern Trust, whilst State Street serviced Sunsuper.
Northern Trust has been appointed by Polar Capital to provide global custody, depositary, transfer agency, fund accounting and currency management services to the Melchior Selected Trust. Domiciled in Luxembourg, Polar Capital’s Melchior Selected Trust was launched in 2010 and is comprised of the Melchior Absolute Return Fund, European Opportunities Fund and Global Equity Fund. All…
Elaine Ni Ghallchóir has joined Northern Trust as a relationship manager in the EMEA consultant relations group. She joins from BBH, where she spent 16 years, most recently as head of European industry engagement.
Northern Trust has appointed Michael Buzza as global head of network management & market strategy. Buzza, previously EMEA head of market advocacy and innovation research, will oversee the teams dedicated to providing market access and insights across the traditional securities services markets within the digital assets and financial markets group. Over the course of 16…