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Investment Risk and Analytical Services


Bring your Investment Program into focus with our comprehensive array of analytical capabilities and consultative services.

The demands on you have never been greater; assessing risk, monitoring compliance, evaluating performance, projecting trends and their potential impact.  Northern Trust’s Investment Risk and Analytical Services team offers a comprehensive menu of solutions, supported by powerful technology and delivered by experienced professionals.  We can help you bring all of the details into focus so that your attention remains at the strategic program management level.


An extensive range of program design and implementation services helps you plan for the future. Forward looking risk management reporting captures changes in risk profiles quickly.
  • Asset Liability Studies
  • Long Term Trend Analysis
  • Ex-Ante Risk Forecasts
  • Stress and Scenario Testing
  • "What-If" Analysis
  • Consultative Approach


Market Risk Services help you to integrate advanced risk monitoring and measurement techniques. Understand your total plan-level market risk factors with;


  • Customized, holdings based reports explaining your program’s risk profile.
  • Northern Trust Risk Universe ®, the first peer group comparison for total plan risk.

Compliance Monitoring provides exceptions based testing on a daily basis to identify when portfolios are approaching or have breached your guideline limits.

  • We provide multi-manager, multi-asset class post-trade compliance monitoring and exposure analysis.
  • Interactive ComplianceRADAR® dashboard supports your breach management and reporting process.

Private Monitor™ offers a flexible solution for your private equity reporting needs. As part of our long standing vendor partnership, clients have the option of utilizing specialized software.


Get a comprehensive view of your worldwide portfolio performance relative to your objectives.  We provide analytical reporting in standard and custom, summary level overview and detailed formats.  Fully customized, interactive dashboards allow you to view the data that is important to you.

  • Rates of Return
  • Asset Allocation
  • Universe and Benchmark comparisons
  • Manager Analysis
  • Performance Attribution

Executive Reporting meets the needs of your board, committee and staff by;

  • Comparing investment results and risks with policy goals and objectives
  • Notes exceptions that may affect or have already affected an investment strategy
  • Pinpoints program elements that have the biggest impact on results
  • Tracks performance of those portfolios that may have deviated from expectations or guidelines.
Descia Milinkovich

Descia Milinkovich

Senior Vice President – New Business Development
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Descia Milinkovich

Descia Milinkovich

Senior Vice President – New Business Development

Descia Milinkovich is the Senior Vice-President, Institutional Sales, for Northern Trust Company, Canada. In this role, Descia is responsible for the growth of Northern Trust’s asset servicing businesses in Canada.

Descia has been in the institutional financial services industry for 20 years, specializing in custody, back and middle office outsourcing sales to Public / Private Pensions, Insurance and Investment Management Firms. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Descia was Vice President, Sales and Relationship Management at State Street, Regional Director, Business Development for Sun Life Financial's Group Retirement Services division and Director, Business Development at Canada Trust Group Pensions.

Descia is a Marketing Management graduate of Ryerson University.

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