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Eric WilliamsPortfolio Manager


About Eric

Eric Williams is head of capital structure and a senior portfolio manager on the global fixed income team at Northern Trust Asset Management. He has broad oversight of our actively managed leveraged credit platform and is the lead portfolio manager on several leveraged credit strategies across the firm.

Eric is also a member of the Fixed Income Strategy Committee, a group that formulates the fixed income platform’s strategic macroeconomic and investment themes that in turn informs overall strategy, risk budgeting and portfolio construction across all fixed income portfolios. In addition, Eric serves as the chair of the Credit Strategy Committee and Capital Structure Committee, groups that formulate the fixed income platform's capital structure asset allocation decisions. He has more than 12 years of experience in fixed income asset management.

Eric earned an MBA with a concentration in finance and economics from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in economics.
Driven by purpose, guided by humility.

Funds Managed

Fixed Income Fund

The Fund seeks to maximize total return from capital appreciation and income by investing in investment-grade securities, while monitoring and controlling portfolio risk.

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High Yield Fixed Income Fund

The Fund seeks to generate high current income and the potential for capital appreciation by investing in high-yielding corporate securities while managing portfolio risk.

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Short Bond Fund

The Fund seeks to maximize total return consistent with minimal reasonable risk by investing in a broad range of investment grade fixed income securities with shorter-term maturities.

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Please carefully read the prospectus and summary prospectus and consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of Northern Funds carefully before investing. Call 800-595-9111 to obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contains this and other information about the funds. You can also visit the fund page  Northern Fixed Income Fund (NOFIX)Northern High Yield Fixed Income Fund (NHFIX) and Northern Short Bond Fund (BSBAX) for more information.


Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.

Not FDIC insured | May lose value | No bank guarantee

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