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You Face Challenging and Evolving Operational Demands.

Our goal is to redefine the manager-administrator relationship by combining market-leading technology with consultative relationship management. We work seamlessly with you to handle your fund administration so you can focus on what you do best: managing and growing your business.

Featured Insights & Research


When it comes to transparency into hedge fund holdings, a sizable perception gap remains:

  • 98% of hedge fund managers think investors are satisfied
  • 55% of investors would like more

Learn how integrated, standardized data solutions may provide answers to the transparency challenge.


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Operational Best Practices

Creativity in Controls

Peter Sanchez, CEO of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services, and Boston Consulting Group's Brad Henderson share their insights on operational solutions for some of the hedge fund industry's key challenges.



Minimizing Risk or Missing the Mark? [PDF]

Manager and investor perspectives on the value and effectiveness of regulations.

FATCA Goes Global [PDF]

Read about the wave of global tax compliance regulations being implemented in the wake of FATCA.

Michael E. Blake, CFA

Michael E. Blake, CFA

Senior Vice President
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Michael E. Blake, CFA

Michael E. Blake, CFA

Senior Vice President

Mike leads Northern Trust’s business development efforts on behalf of the Global Fund Services and Insurance segments in North America. He is focused on delivering solutions to North American investment managers and insurance companies on behalf of their global custody, fund administration, and investment operations outsourcing needs on a global basis.

Mike began his career at Northern Trust in 1989 in Worldwide Operations and Technology serving the Large Corporate ERISA and institutional market segments. He spent several years away from Northern Trust consulting to retirement plan sponsors, developing and marketing enterprise level asset allocation and client servicing solutions for trust and retirement plan providers. Mike returned to Northern Trust in 2005.

Mike received a BS in Business Administration from Marquette University and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. Mike is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Chicago.


US Hedge Fund Services Awards, 2017 Americas Custody Risk Global Awards, 2017 HFM U.S. Hedge Fund Services Awards, 2016 Custody Risk Global Awards, 2016 Institutional Investor’s Alpha Awards, 2016

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