Job purpose:

  • Our US Index Equities team is looking for a Index Equity Portfolio Manager that will manage equity index funds and client portfolios to achieve stated performance objectives while mitigating operational risk
  • They will need to have a thorough understanding of market trends and developments and will assist with the continued growth of Northern Trust’s equity index asset management business.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Manages equity index funds and/or client portfolios within expected risk limits and achieves performance consistent with stated client objectives
  • Ensures that portfolios are maintained within investment guidelines and that they do not violate applicable government and industry regulations and trends
  • Ensures that securities held in portfolios are appropriate for the goals of the client and monitors results for consistency
  • Researches and implements sophisticated trading strategies to maximize investor wealth
  • Uses systems to rebalance funds as needed, to invest cash and to accommodate contributions/withdrawals
  • Maintains knowledge of financial markets, regulatory developments and the evolving index landscape
  • Engages with clients and prospects to represent our investment process, philosophy and performance
  • Identifies opportunities to improve efficiency and mitigate operational risk.


  • Knowledge of modern portfolio management theory and applications
  • Knowledge of securities markets acquired through work experience
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound business judgement
  • Strong, demonstrated skills in oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated teamwork and interpersonal skills exemplified by the ability to forge strong relationships with internal and external partners (i.e. sales, client servicing, technology, performance analysis, back office, etc.)
  • Results-oriented with attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • Self-starter with a proven ability to manage workflow across cross-functional teams under multiple competing deadlines
  • 3-6 years of index equity portfolio management experience
  • Experience as an ETF Portfolio Manager is a plus
  • Experience working with Aladdin
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • MBA and/or CFA preferred.

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