In July, The MFWire.comreported that AMG affiliate Harding Loevner [see profile] switched from State Street to Northern Trust. This morning, Northern Trust executives issued a press release on the mandate win.
Chicago-based Northern Trust now provides custody, fund administration and accounting, transfer agency and cash management services for Harding Loevner's $3 billion mutual fund family.
Harding Loevner also hired Northern Trust as the full-service provider for its U.S.-based collective investment trust for retirement plans and its Dublin-based UCITS funds.
In the press release, Harding Loevner COO Ric Reiter pointed to Northern
Trust's "ability to assign quality people to our relationship and their use of flexible technology" as key factors behind the decision.
Company Press Release
Northern Trust Selected by Harding Loevner to Service U.S. Mutual Funds and Institutional Funds
CHICAGO, Oct 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Northern Trust announced today that it has been selected by Harding Loevner to provide custody, fund administration and accounting services, transfer agency, and cash management services to the Harding Loevner Funds, its $3 billion U.S. mutual fund family. Northern Trust was also engaged as full service provider for Harding Loevner's U.S. based Collective Investment Trust for Retirement Plans and its Dublin-based UCITS funds.
Harding Loevner, a registered investment adviser, with $9 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2010, invests globally in growing, financially-sound, well-managed companies. Harding Loevner offers six global and international portfolios; each managed according to the same quality growth investment philosophy and research-intensive stock selection process.
"Northern Trust's servicing model was very attractive to us. Their ability to assign quality people to our relationship and their use of flexible technology were important considerations in our decision. We were interested in a service provider that could consolidate all the functions required to support our products efficiently," said Ric Reiter, Chief Operating Officer of Harding Loevner. "Northern Trust has the global infrastructure to support our needs both now and in the foreseeable future, as we deliver products that involve investments around the world, including the frontier markets. Our focus is on managing our investment strategies for our clients and we expect Northern Trust to manage the operations of our funds, both in the US and overseas, to ensure a positive client experience."
"We are delighted to announce this significant new business relationship with Harding Loevner, a respected fund management organization that shares our commitment to transparency and integrity," said Peter Cherecwich, Chief Operating Officer for Corporate & Institutional Services at Northern Trust. "Our footprint in the U.S. mutual fund marketplace continues to grow, as investment managers recognize the strength of our brand and the depth and stability of our Global Fund Services team."
Northern Trust's Global Fund Services unit has been servicing investment manager and fund company clients for more than 30 years and has experience supporting a wide range of complex investment strategies. Northern Trust's GFS services more than 430 investment managers around the globe encompassing approximately 4,000 funds.
About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, banking solutions and fiduciary services for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust, a financial holding company based in Chicago, has offices in 18 U.S. states and 16 international locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2010, Northern Trust had US $3.6 trillion in assets under custody, and US $603 billion in assets under investment management. For 120 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit www.northerntrust.com.
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