Northern Trust Corp. announced the hiring of Fifi Ting to head sales and client service for its asset management arm, Northern Trust Global Investments, in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan.

In this role, Ting is to present Northern Trust's capabilities to institutional investors in the region, including sovereign wealth funds, central banks, national pension funds and government entities, the company said on Wednesday.

Kevin Hardy, a senior vice president and regional executive for Northern Trust Global Investments Asia-Pacific, said that the strategy is to seek growth "by pursuing opportunities commensurate with our strengths in areas such as indexing, manager of managers, active fixed-income and other products that align us with our target audience of the region's largest and most sophisticated investors."

Northern Trust has operations in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.

Ting ran client relations at AIG Investments in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East regions. Before that, she worked for ABN Amro Asset Management and HSBC Asset Management.

Northern Trust Corp. had $3.2 trillion of assets under custody at Sept. 30, including $558.9 billion of assets under investment management. It has offices in 18 states and 16 international sites in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.

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