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Multi-Manager Solutions


The Best Ideas From the Best Talent Worldwide through Northern Trust's Multi-Manager Program

Northern Trust offers a comprehensive range of manager-of-managers programs to institutional clients and families.

What is more, we create customized investment programs—from niche solutions to a complete investment management program for your total fund. These include actively managed international and U.S. equity, and fixed income, emerging and minority manager, family investment programs, and alternative investments.

Choosing Top Investment Talent

To get top tier results, we find superior investment talent. And our manager selection process identifies top talent, worldwide. We perform exhaustive qualitative and quantitative reviews of a firm, including more than 800 face-to-face visits with individual management firms a year. Only those firms who pass these reviews are eligible for placement within a portfolio, based on a thorough assessment of the firms' style emphasis and the market cycle.

Multi-manager Services You'll Find

  • International and U.S. equity, and fixed income
  • Multinational investment program management
  • Emerging and minority manager program
  • Family investment programs
  • Alternative investments, including hedge fund strategies

Why Work with Northern Trust

  • Proven process for identifying and evaluating managers around the world
  • Superior historical investment results versus stated benchmarks, at reduced level of risk
  • Cost effective solutions
  • Diversification of managers, products, and services
  • Access to alternative investments
  • Customized investment programs
  • Reduced administrative burden
  • Ongoing investment management supervision—we constantly monitor and assess portfolios to compare quantitative results with qualitative expectations
Margret Duvall

Margret Duvall

Senior Solutions Strategist
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Margret Duvall

Margret Duvall

Senior Solutions Strategist

Margret Duvall is a senior solutions strategist in Northern Trust Asset Management’s multi-manager solutions practice. Margret focuses on business development for a wide range of corporations, foundations, endowments, not-for-profit, and health care organizations, to help them achieve their investment goals through the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their investment programs.

Previously, Margret led the product management team responsible for Northern Trust’s multi-manager solutions business in both personal and institutional markets. Margret oversaw the development, evaluation and maintenance of total outsourcing programs, alternative investments, including hedge fund of funds and private equity fund of funds, as well as emerging manager programs.

Margret served as the president of the NT Alpha Strategies Fund and the NT Hedged Equity Fund, both a diversified closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). Margret joined Northern Trust in 2004 as a product manager. Before joining Northern Trust, she was employed by Harris Associates as a portfolio associate.

Margret received her MBA from Northwestern University and her bachelor’s degree in English from Oberlin College. She has FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

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