Northern Trust Announces Two DC Appointments

September 14, 2009 ( - Northern Trust announced that Anthony Wilkins has been named Global Head of Defined Contribution Sales and Service for its asset management arm, Northern Trust Global Investments (NTGI).

A news release said Joanne Hickman has also joined the firm as managing director, Global Head of Consultant Relations.

Wilkins is a senior vice president who has led NTGI’s consultant relations effort for the eight years. Hickman, senior vice president and managing director, replaces Wilkins and will lead all efforts representing NTGI and its investment capabilities to the investment consultant community, globally. She joins from UBS Global Asset Management and has 25 years of investment industry experience, including senior roles at asset management and consulting firms.

Wilkins joined NTGI as an institutional sales representative. Previously, he was an institutional sales representative at Weiss, Peck & Greer and a portfolio manager for Stein Roe & Farnham.

NTGI has more than $31 billion in DC assets under management in collective funds and mutual funds.