Northern Trust Named Diversity Champions

Aug 9, 2018 10:35 AM ET

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FIRM AWARDS> These Diversity & Inclusion Awards focus on highlighting initiatives from companies that aim to boost the advice industry’s diversity and create a more inclusive environment for all.

Northern Trust Asset Management's commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in its senior management ranks, and its use of a director of global diversity and inclusion to ensure progressiveness in programs, trainings and policies. The senior leadership team is gender and ethnically diverse, with women representing 38% of top executives and African-Americans 23% of the board.

Additionally, since the 1980s, the company has supported Business Resource Councils, including groups focused on Asian, Black, Latino and LGBTQ professionals.

"We believe that bringing together individuals with diverse experiences, perspective and qualities leads to better business outcomes, and creates great opportunities for all stakeholders," said Shundrawn Thomas, president of Northern Trust Asset Management.

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