Allison Grant Williams
As Chief Operating Officer of Global Fund Services, Allison Grant Williams is responsible for operations management, including locations in India and the Philippines, as well as Global Control and Training functions for the Northern Trust's asset servicing division. In her role she is accountable for financial oversight and global resource planning for the division. Ms. Williams joined Northern Trust Asset Management in January 2011 as Chief Administrative Officer of the ETF Group at the inception of the FlexShares business, with responsibility for financial management, control and management reporting, industry competitive analysis, and marketing functions. Allison is a career financial services professional with over 25 years in investment management including UBS Asset Management, Brinson Partners LP, and Goldman Sachs. She has held a range of senior management roles across sales, client servicing, administration and strategic planning. Allison holds an MBA in finance from the Harvard Business School and an AB in literature from Dartmouth College.