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By Javier Simon editors@strategic-i.com | July 14, 2017
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Northern Trust Expands Institutional Client Service

Northern Trust has made a series of senior appointments across its institutional client service and business development teams around the globe.

Shaun Flavin has joined as head of North American institutional sales. He will be responsible for asset servicing sales including global custody and transition management to large institutional investors in North America. Based in Chicago, Flavin has more than 25 years of experience in fund operations, institutional sales and relationship management, most recently in senior leadership roles at BNY Mellon.

Andrea Perry joined as senior client relationship manager at Northern Trust Canada for the Atlantic region serving both institutional investors and asset management firms. A 30-year veteran of the investment industry, Perry comes to Northern Trust from an investment management firm where she was responsible for developing and executing business development strategy and growth initiatives specifically in Atlantic Canada. Perry is a past president and current member of the CFA Society Atlantic Canada and member of the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM).

Nigel Colgan joined Northern Trust’s institutional sales team in London in the newly created role of senior technology sales consultant, EMEA. Colgan will engage with strategic asset owners and asset managers across the region on the breadth and depth of Northern Trust’s technology solutions to support investment decision making, execution, oversight and analytics. Colgan brings more than 25 years of asset servicing experience, working with different client types across the region at BNY Mellon and ABN Amro Mellon.

Johnson Har joined as an institutional sales manager in Hong Kong. Har will focus on bringing Northern Trust’s capabilities and solutions to asset owners and asset managers across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. He joins from SS&C Fund Services and has worked for nearly a decade in business development and client relations for asset management, fund servicing and financial technology firms in the Hong Kong market.

“As our institutional client base grows across all regions, we continue to bring in talented professionals with the skills and experience our clients seek and the specific expertise to position our innovative technology in very competitive markets,” says Penelope Biggs, head of strategy, Corporate and Institutional Services at Northern Trust. “These appointments will drive our momentum and proactive approach in supporting the evolving needs of clients, through advanced operating models and scalable technology designed to deliver an optimum transparency and data governance experience.”

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