Darek Wojnar, CFASenior Advisor, Registered Funds
About DarekDarek Wojnar is the senior advisor, registered funds. Darek is a member of the Asset Management Executive Group with oversight of all mutual funds, FlexShares® Exchange Traded Funds, new markets, and innovation of fund capabilities for the asset management business. He is also an Interested Trustee for Northern Funds, Northern Institutional Funds and FlexShares® ETFs.
With more than 20 years of investment industry experience and a forte for successfully building strong teams, his broad executive responsibilities include building and strengthening investment products lines, developing long-term strategy, executing operating plans, managing client and vendor relationships, and developing and retaining talented professionals at well-respected firms.
Darek offers over two decades of extraordinary success in a series of high level roles at top tier companies. Previously he served as the head of funds and managed accounts where he was responsible for funds and managed accounts and led the development, management and distribution of Northern Funds, Northern Institutional Funds, FlexShares® Exchange Traded Funds. Prior to joining Northern Trust, he was the head of ETFs for Hartford Funds (including Lattice Strategies acquired by Hartford Funds), managing director and head of U.S. iShares Product at BlackRock (including BGI acquired by BlackRock) and head of ETF product development at UBS Global Asset Management.
Darek received an MBA in finance and international business from New York University and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from New York Institute of Technology. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses and is a CFA® charterholder.