Northern Trust Logo

Private Finance & Banking


We are not your ordinary banker.

We provide credit and liquidity management solutions structured to fulfill your unique financing needs.

A dedicated team of bankers within the Global Family & Private Investment Offices (GFO) perform a range of services designed to meet your needs.

  • Attentive to interrelationship of cash flow requirements, tax and estate planning and asset allocation formulas.
  • Supply flexible financing for purchase/refinancing of real estate, with maturities that consider your overall financial plan
  • Strategically use credit without disruption to ongoing asset management strategies
  • Monetize illiquid assets such as partnership and LLC interests
  • Liquidity management

Key Solutions

  • Credit lines/letters
  • Structured finance
  • Margin financing
  • Asset acquisition/refinance
  • Investment program leverage
  • Interest rate swaps
  • Aircraft financing
  • Art financing
  • Yacht financing
  • Personal and commercial sweep accounts
  • Interest/Non-interest checking accounts
  • Premium money market deposit accounts
  • CDs
  • Quarterly tax payments
  • Foreign currency accounts
  • Wire transfers
  • Traditional and Roth IRAs
James Due

James Due

GFO Head of Banking
person icon
View Profile
Hide Profile
James Due

James Due

GFO Head of Banking

James Due is a Senior Vice President and Head of Banking for the Global Family & Private Investment Offices Group (GFO). He leads the team that structures strategic credit solutions to address liquidity needs and facilitate articulate balance sheet management.

Prior to his current role, Jim was the Manager of the Not-for-Profit West Division within Northern Trust's Corporate & Institutional Services business, with a specific focus on the healthcare, foundation and higher education market segments. He was responsible for the team that oversees all aspects of the institutional asset servicing and banking relationships. Additionally, prior to that role, Jim was a Division Manager in the Corporate Banking Group and a New Business Development Specialist in the U.S. Institutional Sales Group, where he was responsible for positioning Northern Trust's asset servicing, asset management and other institutional products to targeted large healthcare, foundation and endowment prospects.

Prior to joining Northern Trust in 1996, Jim worked for William Blair & Company and NBD (now JPMorgan Chase) where he was an investment banker and completed the commercial credit training program. Jim graduated from Franklin College with a bachelor's degree, concentration in accounting and received a M.B.A. degree from Butler University.

Jim is a trustee of Franklin College where he chairs the Finance Committee. He has served as trustee for the National Sclerosis Society and is a recipient of the Society's Leadership Award and was a charter board member of the Illinois Medical District Guest House Foundation and the Auxiliary Board of Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is also an advisory trustee of the Tenacre Foundation in Princeton, N.J.