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Northern Trust Introduces New Alternatives Platform

Northern Trust announced today it has launched an alternatives platform to provide its wealth management clients with a source of total-portfolio risk diversification.

The ArcLine Alternatives managed account platform, developed in coordination with Lyxor Asset Management Inc., allows Northern Trust’s qualified wealth management clients to take advantage of hedge fund opportunities through the use of dedicated managed accounts which can provide greater transparency and customisation of liquidity, creating stronger manager and investor alignment. When fully developed, the platform will provide a carefully curated list of funds designed to meet the investment needs of increasingly sophisticated clients.

“We are constantly evaluating ways to provide our clients with unique and diversified investment opportunities to meet their long-term goals,” said Steven L. Fradkin, President of Northern Trust Wealth Management. “This platform offers exposure to recognised hedge fund managers across a range of strategies in a highly efficient and secure manner.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with Northern Trust in offering an alternative investment solution that provides transparency and independent risk oversight through the use of separately managed accounts,” said Andrew Dabinett, CEO of Lyxor Americas. “This innovative infrastructure allows Northern Trust Wealth Management clients to further diversify their portfolios with highly differentiated investment managers while minimising non-investment risk.”