Northern Trust, a Chicago-headquartered financial services firm, has been selected by Introspect Capital, an asset manager based in Dubai, to provide global custody and brokerage services.
Under the agreement, the Chicago firm will use its capabilities in asset servicing and global capital markets to help improve the fund operations of Introspect Capital. This will allow the asset manager’s team to focus on its portfolio management and business development.
In addition to operating as a global custodian, the US-based firm will also lend its agency-online brokering services through Northern Trust Securities, which provides institutional brokerage services across the EMEA, APAC, and United States.
The securities unit of the Group will offer its trading expertise in equities and fixed income and liquidity, which can include an integrated middle and back-office service, the statement released today said.
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Commenting on the partnership, Guy Gibson, global head of Institutional Brokerage at Northern Trust Capital Markets said: “Northern Trust is delighted to provide execution services to Introspect Capital – with particular focus on execution in international markets.”
“Our services provide broad market access, quality execution and minimization of trading costs – as well as investment strategies centered on clients’ individual requirements and investment objectives. This approach underpins our focus on delivering the highest levels of service for clients such as Introspect Capital.”
Northern Trust to support Introspect Capital’s growth
Introspect Capital was founded in 2017 and is a boutique asset manager, investing primarily in equities across the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, with a focus on frontier and emerging markets.
“As an industry leader and one of the world’s foremost global custodians, Introspect Capital is pleased to draw on Northern Trust’s scale and expertise in providing asset safekeeping and further services,” added Kareem Hamza, SEO of Introspect Capital.
“Northern Trust is an ideal partner to support our firm, as we grow in line with global best practice asset management standards.”