The Next 5 Years: What Investors Can Expect – Northern Trust Asset Management – 9.24.18


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Get an inside look into our new capital market assumptions research which identifies the key investment themes shifting the global asset allocation, risk and return landscape over the next five years – and what it means for investors.

Join our Chief Investment Officer and Chief Investment Strategist as they explore three key themes:

  • Mild Growth Myopia
  • Stuckflation
  • Global (Re)Positioning System

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Jim McDonald
Chief Investment Strategist
Northern Trust

Jim McDonald is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Investment Strategist for Northern Trust. In addition, he chairs the Northern Trust Tactical Asset Allocation Committee, is a member of the Investment Policy and Private Equity Investment Committees, and is trustee of the Northern Trust Alpha Strategies and Equity Long/Short Strategies Hedge Funds.

Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2001 as the Director of Equity Research, Jim was Director of Equity Research at ABN AMRO in New York and Chicago (1994-2000) and Equity Research Analyst at ABN AMRO following the Environmental Services Industry (1990-1994). He started his professional career in 1981 with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Detroit.

Jim received a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA with high distinction from Babson College. He is a member of the CFA® Society Chicago and a registered CPA in the State of Michigan.

Bob P. Browne, CFA®
Chief Investment Officer
Northern Trust

Bob Browne is an Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Northern Trust. He is a member of Northern Trust’s Operating Group and Management Group.

Bob chairs the firm’s Investment Policy Committee, which sets investment policy for all Northern Trust groups in all asset classes. He is responsible for investment performance, process and philosophy across multiple investment strategies including fixed income, active equity and passive investments. Bob joined Northern Trust in January 2009 and has more than 20 years of investment experience.

From 2004 until 2009, Bob worked for ING Investment Management and was the firm’s Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income and Proprietary Investments. In this capacity, he oversaw $120 billion in assets under management across retail and institutional clients, as well as the firm’s own insurance assets. From 2002 to 2004, Bob was founder and Managing Partner of Picador Capital, an alternative investment firm. From 1999 to 2001, he was Co-Head of Americas Fixed Income for Merrill Lynch Investments and he also worked in the firm’s London office from 1997 to 1999 as a senior portfolio manager. Bob spent the first eight years of his career, from 1989 until 1997, at JP Morgan Investment working as a global fixed income and currency portfolio manager in the firm’s Tokyo and London offices.

Bob holds a B.A. with a major in economics from the College of the Holy Cross. He also has a Masters in international business studies from the University of South Carolina. Bob is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Melinda Mecca
Director of Investment Solutions
Northern Trust Asset Management

Melinda Mecca is director of investment solutions at Northern Trust Asset Management. The firm serves some of the world’s most-sophisticated investing clients – from sovereign wealth funds, pension plan sponsors and financial intermediaries to wealthy families and individuals – and the advisors who serve them.

Melinda leads the firm’s investment solutions activities, including the design and delivery of research-driven, risk-managed, multi-asset class model and custom portfolios. Her team employs a consultative approach to portfolio construction and fulfillment, supporting the development of holistic, outcome-oriented solutions that are tailored to meet diverse client needs. Previously, Melinda served as head of managed accounts, where she was responsible for the delivery of investment solutions and portfolio construction expertise to wealth management and financial intermediary clients.

Melinda began her career at an independent asset management firm where she served in multiple capacities over the course of several years, including director of marketing and chief operating officer. She joined Northern Trust in 2000 when the firm acquired the assets of Carl Domino Associates, LP, where she served as a partner and member of the senior leadership team. Melinda is a member of the Northern Trust Asset Management Operating Group and serves on the Board of Managers for 50 South Capital, LLC.


Title: The Next 5 Years: What Investors Can Expect
Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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