Last updated: 11:33 / Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Multi-Manager Solutions

Senior Investment Officers Join Outsourced CIO Team at Northern Trust

Senior Investment Officers Join Outsourced CIO Team at Northern Trust
  • Multi-Manager Solutions adds Talent from Vervoer Pensioenfonds, Allstate Investments and Consulting Firms

Northern Trust Asset Management has made a number of senior hires in support of its growing Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) services.

Patrick Groenendijk, a Client Investment Officer in Multi-Manager Solutions, comes to Northern Trust from Pensioenfonds Vervoer in the Netherlands, where he was responsible for managing the transport industry pension fund with $19 billion in assets. James Hayes, formerly of Allstate Investments, and Tracey Nykiel, formerly with consultant R.V. Kuhns & Associates, also recently joined as Client Investment Officers. Nazneen Kanga, formerly with Morgan Creek Capital Management, has joined as a Solutions Strategist focusing on foundations, endowments and global family offices. Kurt Zemaier, who was most recently with investment consultant Hewitt EnnisKnupp, has joined as a Pension Risk Strategist.

“As demand for investment outsourcing continues to grow, we are pleased to add executives who will support our expanded client base while adding new dimensions of experience and talent to our team,” said Joseph W. McInerney, head of Multi-Manager Solutions at Northern Trust Asset Management. “Patrick Groenendijk has extensive global investment knowledge and regularly speaks at global conferences on topics relating to the effective outsourcing of asset management and innovative investment strategies to manage pension funds. Jim Hayes, Nazneen Kanga, Tracey Nykiel and Kurt Zemaier bring deep investment expertise and practical perspectives that will help our clients navigate a complex economic, investment and regulatory environment.”

Northern Trust has experienced rapid growth in investment outsourcing services, adding $14 billion in new assets in the 12 months ending June 30, 2014. New clients, including corporate defined benefit pensions, a multi-employer pension plan, family offices and not-for-profit institutions in the United States, Canada and Europe, bring Multi-Manager Solutions to more than $99 billion in assets, including approximately $58 billion in assets under management and $42 billion under advisement.

Northern Trust is a provider of multi-manager investment solutions for institutional and personal clients. Northern Trust invests with more than 300 external managers worldwide, offering personal and institutional solutions that include outsourced CIO services, alternative asset classes, single asset class solutions and emerging manager programs.

Asset Management at Northern Trust comprises Northern Trust Investments, Inc., Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K., NT Global Advisors, Inc. and investment personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited and The Northern Trust Company.