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Northern Trust CEO Frederick H. Waddell to Address Global Leaders at the Chicago Forum on Global Cities

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Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frederick H. Waddell will outline the business benefit of a thriving cultural community at the inaugural Chicago Forum on Global Cities, co-hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times, May 27-29 in Chicago.

“Understanding what drives global cities and how they in turn drive markets is critical to understanding global commerce and trade today,” said Waddell. “Successful businesses leverage insights from every sphere of influence – cultural, political, academic and others – to propel their expertise and ability to serve clients worldwide.”

The Chicago Forum on Global Cities will bring together global city leaders of the four pillars vital to urban life – business, education, arts and culture, civics – for a three-day multidisciplinary discussion on how to make their cities more economically vital, socially inclusive, and environmentally livable.

“We are delighted to have the support of Northern Trust and Rick Waddell,” said Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder, president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “Private sector involvement in global cities is a major piece of the puzzle. As global leaders exchange ideas at the forum, we look forward to engaging Rick to discern how the cultural and economic aspects of a city interact and influence the business community.”

Waddell will his give remarks at the invitation-only opening dinner Wednesday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m. CDT at the Art Institute of Chicago.

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 20 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of March 31, 2015, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6.1 trillion, and assets under management of US$960.1 billion. For 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Global legal and regulatory information can be found at

About The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public – and influencing the public discourse – on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. Long known for its public opinion surveys of American views on foreign policy, The Chicago Council also brings together stakeholders to examine issues and offer policy insight into areas such as global agriculture, the global economy, global energy, global cities, global security and global immigration. Learn more at and follow @ChicagoCouncil for updates.

About The Financial Times

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 720,000 (Deloitte assured, Q4 2014). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving almost 50 per cent of total traffic. FT education products now serve two thirds of the world’s top 50 business schools. For news about the FT follow @FTPressOffice.

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