AFTAs 2021 Winner's Interview: Northern Trust (Cutting-Edge IT Initiative)

Northern Trust won the the most cutting-edge IT initiative category in this year’s American Financial Technology Awards, thanks to its NT Digitizer platform.

Click on this link to read why Northern Trust won the most cutting-edge IT initiative category in the 2021 AFTAs. Northern Trust also won the best data management initiative in these awards.  

Victor Anderson chats to Kathy Dials, practice executive for Northern Trust’s Alternative Asset Services business, about her firm’s win in the most cutting-edge IT initiative in the 2021 AFTAs, thanks to its NT Digitizer platform. In this interview, they discuss:   

  • What NT Digitizer is and why it was developed (1.02-4.10).
  • How NT Digitizer has transformed the day-to-day lives of asset owners, what the feedback from them has been like, and the measurable benefits the platform offers its users in terms of supporting more accurate risk measures and NAV calculations (4.54-7.08).
  • What the industry’s most acute challenges are right now when it comes to alternative assets, and the extent to which AI technology is helping firms to address those challenges (7.45-9.10).
  • What the industry can we expect from NT Digitizer over the next 12 months in terms of new features and functionality (9.40-10.55).
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