AMSTERDAM – Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM) has appointed Guido Baltussen, Ph.D., as the Head of Quantitative Strategies, International. Baltussen will operate from Amsterdam, leading NTAM’s international quantitative strategies investments and overseeing teams across Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific (APAC). His role is to enhance NTAM’s investment capabilities and provide innovative solutions for its global clients.
Baltussen is set to report to Michael Hunstad, NTAM’s Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Global Equities. As of September 30, 2023, NTAM managed $31.7 billion in assets under quantitative strategies. Baltussen’s appointment reflects NTAM’s commitment to expanding its international client base and boosting its quantitative investment offerings.
With a distinguished career in the financial industry, Baltussen has held several leadership positions prior to joining NTAM. He served as head of equity factor investing and co-head of quantitative fixed income at Robeco, as well as head of quantitative research for multi-asset strategies at NN (NASDAQ:) Investment Partners. Additionally, he was a quantitative investment strategist with ING Investment Management.
Beyond his professional achievements, Baltussen is an esteemed academic affiliated with Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Tinbergen Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from Erasmus University and an M.Phil. in economics from the Tinbergen Institute, contributing to his reputation as a thought leader in the field.
NTAM, part of Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:), manages $1.09 trillion in assets as of the third quarter of 2023. The firm prides itself on serving investors and communities with integrity, respect, and transparency, emphasizing that investors should be fairly compensated for the risks they take. With Baltussen at the helm of quantitative strategies, NTAM aims to further its mission by leveraging his expertise and fostering growth in its international markets.
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