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Mutual funds are a demanding business: with daily dealing and extensive regulatory requirements, you need a provider that gets it right. Every day. More importantly, you need a partner that gets your business and delivers results for you and your investors.

Northern Trust offers a two-decade track record of excellence in mutual fund administration and a client-centered approach focusing not only on your needs, but on your long-term goals. The result? You get the operational and consultative support you need to grow your business.

What makes Northern Trust different?

We are dedicated to making our clients successful.

We believe that you shouldn't have to choose between selecting a top-tier provider and receiving the attention you deserve.

The Chatham Client Satisfaction survey ranks Northern Trust #1 in client service because we take the time to understand each client, where they're headed, and how we can best facilitate their growth.

Fund Administration is central to our business, and we've invested accordingly.

We've developed new technologies and recruited top talent to deliver a more automated, more client-centered service model that puts your needs first.

We have the expertise and technology to support your entire product suite.

In addition to US registered mutual funds, our single, global operating platform supports other registered fund structures in various jurisdictions as well as the full spectrum of unregistered fund products. With one platform and experience with 20+ fund types, we can support your full product set seamlessly and consistently regardless of fund structure or jurisdiction.

Full Service Offering

You can feel confident that Northern Trust will deliver:

  • Comprehensive fund accounting services, staffed by professionals who understand the industry and your business.
  • Legal, regulatory, and board support, including corporate secretarial services, prospectus and registration development, SEC filings, and blue sky reporting.
  • Post-trade compliance services and 38a-1 compliance support.
  • Treasury services to manage your fund’s budget and expense payments.
  • Comprehensive tax services, including state, federal, and excise tax filings.
  • Print-ready year-end financial reporting and audit support.
  • A full-service transfer agency team staffed by licensed shareholder servicing professionals
  • Global custody and safekeeping solutions, including cash management, foreign exchange and securities lending services.

Contact us to learn more about how Northern Trust can help you grow your mutual fund business.

Michael E. Blake, CFA

Michael E. Blake, CFA

Senior Vice President
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Michael E. Blake, CFA

Michael E. Blake, CFA

Senior Vice President

Mike leads Northern Trust’s business development efforts on behalf of the Global Fund Services and Insurance segments in North America. He is focused on delivering solutions to North American investment managers and insurance companies on behalf of their global custody, fund administration, and investment operations outsourcing needs on a global basis.

Mike began his career at Northern Trust in 1989 in Worldwide Operations and Technology serving the Large Corporate ERISA and institutional market segments. He spent several years away from Northern Trust consulting to retirement plan sponsors, developing and marketing enterprise level asset allocation and client servicing solutions for trust and retirement plan providers. Mike returned to Northern Trust in 2005.

Mike received a BS in Business Administration from Marquette University and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. Mike is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Chicago.

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