Northern Trust Helps Clients Monitor Collateral Exposure

Northern Trust has added client collateral to the asset categories monitored by its Exposure Analysis tool, helping institutional clients to gather and aggregate complex information at the fund or plan level.

Exposure Analysis provides institutional investors and asset managers with a quick understanding of the impact on a fund or plan from exposure to a single entity as soon as market events occur. Available on Northern Trust's multifaceted web portal, Passport, the tool now provides information on collateral positions in an entity as well as market exposure to physical assets and counterparty exposure to over-the-counter derivative transactions.

“Our Exposure Analysis tool provides clients with a better picture of the overall effect of market and counterparty risk,” said Debra Clayton, Product Manager for Corporate & Institutional Services at Northern Trust. “As the market has evolved and clients seek more transparency into their portfolios, our tools have been enhanced to allow our clients to monitor their exposure to determine how their fund or plan may be impacted.”

Clients around the world can enter a security identifier or issuer name via Exposure Analysis and immediately receive total client collateral positions in any one entity across asset types and accounts. The tool gives custody clients a robust view of their collateral positions through amount, location, and status of collateral. The addition of collateral exposure to market, counterparty, and securities lending positions provides a further view of client portfolio exposure.

Paul d'Ouville, head of Northern Trust's C&IS Global Product Management Group, said, "Our clients want to be certain they have solid risk management and compliance oversight programs in place. The Exposure Analysis tool is just one development in our continuing line of innovations aimed at enhancing the tools available to our clients."

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, banking solutions and fiduciary services for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust, a financial holding company based in Chicago, has offices in 18 U.S. states and 16 international locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2012, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$4.6 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$704.3 billion. For more than 120 years, Northern +Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit www.northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

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Northern Trust (Guernsey) Limited, Northern Trust Fiduciary Services (Guernsey) Limited, and Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Guernsey) Limited are licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. Northern Trust International Fund Administrators (Jersey) Limited and Northern Trust Fiduciary Services (Jersey) Limited are regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission. Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Ireland) Limited, Northern Trust Securities Services (Ireland) Limited and Northern Trust Fiduciary Services (Ireland) Limited are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Northern Trust Global Services Limited has a Luxembourg Branch, which is authorised and regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). Northern Trust Luxembourg Management Company S.A. is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). Northern Trust Global Investments Limited has a Netherlands branch, which is authorised by the Financial Services Authority and subject to regulation in the Netherlands by the Autoriteit Financiële Markten. Northern Trust Global Services Limited has a Netherlands Branch, which is authorised and regulated in the Netherlands by De Nederlandsche Bank. Northern Trust Global Investments Limited has a Sweden branch, which is authorised by the Financial Services Authority and subject to regulation in Sweden by the Finansinspektionen. Northern Trust Global Services Ltd (UK) Sweden Filial is authorised by the Financial Services Authority and subject to regulation by the Finansinspektionen. Northern Trust Global Services Limited operates in Abu Dhabi as a Representative Office. Our registered office is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates. Northern Trust operates in Australia as a foreign authorised deposit-taking institution (foreign ADI) and is regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (AFS Licence No: 314970). The Northern Trust Company has a branch in China regulated by the China Banking Regulatory Commission. The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited is regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K. is regulated by the Japan Financial Services Agency. The Northern Trust Company has a Singapore Branch, which is a foreign wholesale bank regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The Northern Trust Company operates in Canada as The Northern Trust Company, Canada Branch, which is an authorised foreign bank branch under the Bank Act (Canada). Trustee related services in Canada are provided by the wholly owned subsidiary The Northern Trust Company, Canada, an authorised trust company under the Trust & Loans Companies Act (Canada). Deposits with The Northern Trust Company and its affiliates and subsidiaries are not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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