Northern Trust Asset Management creates quantitative specialists team

John McCareins, head of Northern Trust Asset Management in Asia-Pacific

Northern Trust Asset Management, global investment managers, has created a team of quantitative specialists focused on Asia-Pacific, based in Melbourne and Hong Kong.

Leading the newly created team, is Scott Bennett who is head of quantitative investment solutions, APAC, and joins Northern Trust Asset Management’s Asia-Pacific executive group.

Northern Trust committed to client support

“Throughout the pandemic, Northern Trust Asset Management has remained laser focused on supporting our clients’ needs, and has seen expanded growth across the region, particularly in demand for our integrated quantitative and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) solutions,” said John McCareins, head of Northern Trust Asset Management in Asia-Pacific.

“In creating our local based team of experts for quantitative investment solutions, we ensure we are well placed to continue to support our existing and new client demands.”

Bennett joined Northern Trust Asset Management in 2018 to take up the newly created role of head of quantitative research for ANZ. Prior, he spent 14 years at global asset manager Russell Investments and has worked in a range of roles in Australia and the United States.

“Our range of quantitative strategies is designed to support the unique requirements,” said Michael Hunstad, Ph.D. head of quantitative strategies at Northern Trust Asset Management.

“Under Scott  Bennett’s  leadership, we are excited to expand our innovative solutions and our factor research and customer solutions across Asia-Pacific region, bringing our carefully constructed, outcome oriented quantitative capabilities to more clients.”

Northern Trust efficient market initiative

Northern Trust Asset Management are prominent investment managers. The firm helps investors navigate changing markets, so they can realize their long-term objectives.

Its investment philosophy is rooted in the belief that investors should be compensated for the risks they take – in all market environments and any investment strategy.

By combining robust capital markets research, expert portfolio construction and comprehensive risk management, Northern Trust Asset Management is able to craft innovative and efficient solutions that deliver targeted investment outcomes.

Its diverse insights are delivered to clients from its network of offices. Northern Trust Asset Management has four offices across APAC; Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Melbourne.