Northern Trust establishes client solutions team with string of senior hires

Among the new appointments are several promotions from within the firm, as Northern Trust looks to strengthen its global capital markets business.

By Wesley Bray

Northern Trust has made a string of appointments within its global capital markets business to establish a new client solutions team.

The firm said the new capital markets client solutions team was created in response to increasing industry demand for outcome-oriented front office transactional and optimisation solutions.

It will combine brokerage, securities finance, foreign exchange and other capital markets capabilities to acknowledge challenges asset managers and asset owners face from evolving economic and regulatory environments.

Within the capital markets institutional equity brokerage business, Glenn Poulter has been appointed as global head of Northern Trust’s outsourced trading service, Integrated Trading Solutions (ITS). Based in London, Poulter will report to Guy Gibson, global head of Northern Trust Capital Markets.

Stephanie Farrell, who most recently served as head of ITS client services for the Americas, has been appointed as head of ITS for the Americas. Meanwhile, Amy Thorne, who previously served as a senior relationship manager for ITS, will now operate as head of ITS for EMEA. Both Farrell and Thorne will report to Poulter.

Former global head of options trading, Jon Cherry, will assume management responsibility as head of brokerage for the Americas and will be based in Chicago.

Elsewhere, Gerard Walsh has been named global head of client solutions for capital markets and will report to Gibson. He previously served as head of ITS, EMEA.

Grant Johnsey has been appointed in the newly created role of head of client solutions for capital markets in the Americas. Johnsey previously served as head of ITS for the Americas and will be based in Chicago, reporting directly to Walsh.

“These changes and leadership appointments position our business to better serve our clients’ need for comprehensive tailored solutions that best address their business challenges,” said Gibson.