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Michael Hunstad, Ph.D.Portfolio Manager

Biography

About Michael

Michael Hunstad is the deputy CIO & CIO of global equities at Northern Trust Asset Management. He serves on the asset management executive group, and leads all equity portfolio management and research for quantitative, index and tax-advantaged strategies.

Previously, Michael was director of quantitative research where he was responsible for leading Northern Trust Asset Management's factor-based research and product development programs.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, he was head of research at Breakwater Capital, an algorithmic trading firm and hedge fund. Previously, he was head of quantitative asset allocation at Allstate Investments, LLC and a quantitative analyst with a long-short equity hedge fund. He also served as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Michael holds a Ph.D. in mathematics, an MBA in finance, an M.A. in econometrics and a bachelor's degree in economics. He has published more than 80 articles and papers in professional and academic journals including Pensions & Investments, European Pensions, the Journal of Index Investing, the Alternative Investment Analyst Review, the Journal of Financial and Strategic Decisions and the Journal of Corporate Treasury Management. Michael has also spoken at more than 200 conferences across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand.
Driven by purpose, guided by humility.

Funds Managed

International Equity Fund

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primaily in equity securities, of which at least 40% will be in companies organized outside of the U.S. The Fund seeks to generate alpha by sytematically exploiting short-term market inefficiencies using quality, value, and momentum factors.

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Large Cap Core Fund

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in a broadly diversified portfolio of U.S. large-cap companies including foreign issuers traded in the U.S.

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Small Cap Core Fund

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by primarily investing in small-cap stocks through a diversified, active quantitative investment strategy.

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Small Cap Value Fund

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in a broadly diversified portfolio of small companies that may be worth more than is indicated by current market prices.

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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 pages Northern Large Cap Core Fund (NOLCX)Northern International Equity Fund (NOIGX), Northern Small Cap Core Fund (NSGRX & NSCKX) and Northern Small Cap Value Fund (NOSGX) for more information.

 

Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.

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