“David is a proven leader with significant experience serving our clients and a deep understanding of our business,” said Jana Schreuder, President of Wealth Management at Northern Trust. “David’s new role is critical to connecting prospective clients nationwide to our goals-based financial planning and investment management approach as well as our specialized wealth transfer and banking capabilities for high-net-worth investors.”
With 27 years of experience in the financial services industry, Williams has spent 15 years at Northern Trust. Most recently, Williams was Managing Director of a Chicago-based team of financial services professionals. Prior to joining Northern Trust, he held a variety of wealth management and commercial banking positions at First Midwest Bank, Firstar Bank and Lake Shore Bank.
Williams succeeds Brett Rees, who now leads Northern Trust’s Mid-Atlantic Region from the Washington D.C. office. Williams reports to Schreuder, and will join her Executive Leadership Team.
Northern Trust is a premier wealth management firm that specializes in goals-based financial advice. We offer clients insightful perspectives and creative thinking, backed by innovative technology and a strong fiduciary ethos. Northern Trust is ranked among the top 10 U.S. wealth managers with $206 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2013, and more than 70 wealth management offices in the United States and abroad. The Financial Times Group has named Northern Trust Best Private Bank in the USA for four consecutive years. In 2012 Northern Trust was also named Best Private Bank globally for Innovation and Best Private Bank for Socially Responsible Investing.
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 March 31, 2013, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$5.0 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$810.2 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.