Northern Trust Taps Morris For Global Fund Services Role

Mar 17 2017 | 10:19pm ET

Global financial services giant Northern Trust has appointed former HSBC executive Katharine Morris as head of sales for its global fund services business in the United Kingdom.

In her new role, Morris will be responsible for offering investment operations outsourcing, fund administration and the full range of asset servicing solutions, to investment managers domiciled in the UK, the company said in a statement. She will be based in London and report to Douglas Gee, head of sales for Northern Trust’s asset servicing business in EMEA.

Morris joins Northern Trust from HSBC Securities Servicing, where she was Head of UK Sales. Prior to that, she spent over a decade at State Street holding various roles, including global relationship manager. She 

“We are pleased to welcome Katharine to Northern Trust,” said Laurence Everitt, head of global fund services for the UK at Northern Trust. “Her experience working with some of the UK’s most sophisticated asset managers will be valuable as we continue to grow our Global Funds Services business in the region working closely with prospective clients to tailor solutions that meet their specific needs.”

Northern Trust Global Fund Services is a unit of Northern Trust Corporation. It provides custody, fund administration and investment operations outsourcing solutions to investment managers across the globe and across the spectrum of asset classes. It has supported a range of complex investment strategies on behalf of investment management clients for more than 30 years.

Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust is a provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. As of December 31, 2016, Northern Trust had assets under custody of $6.7 trillion, and assets under management of $942 billion.

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