Northern Trust has appointed Katherine Ellis Nixon as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Personal Financial Services.
As CIO, Nixon will guide the management of more than USD163 billion in assets and oversee portfolio managers at Northern Trust’s Personal Financial Services offices across 18 states. She is also responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the firm’s private client investment business and the continued evolution of Northern Trust’s investment platform and offerings.
Nixon serves as a voting member of Northern Trust’s committees for Investment Policy, Tactical Asset Allocation and Investment Advisory.
"Katie’s broad experience and successful track record make her uniquely qualified to lead our investment practice," said Northern Trust President of Personal Financial Services, Jana Schreuder. "Her outstanding says capabilities and in-depth experience as an investment manager will be invaluable to the continued growth of our business."
Nixon joined Northern Trust in 2004 as a Senior Portfolio Manager and became Chief Investment Officer for the Northeast Region in 2005.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Nixon worked at US Trust for 18 years in several investment-related capacities, including managing director and division manager in the Wealth Management Division in New York. She also served on U.S. Trust’s Portfolio Policy Committee and Private Equity Investment Committee.
Nixon has an undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and earned her MBA in finance from New York University where she was honoured as a Stern Scholar. Nixon holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She has also received the designations of Certified Investment Management Analyst and Certified Private Wealth Advisor from the Investment Management Consultants Association.
Northern Trust Personal Financial Services is a premier wealth management firm that works with high net-worth individuals, families and family offices, including 20 percent of the Forbes 400 wealthiest families. Northern Trust helps clients grow, preserve and transfer wealth, offering clients a consultative and goals-based approach to personal financial management.