Marie is a Senior Vice President, Team Leader and Senior Research Analyst for Northern Trust Asset Management's taxable fixed income group with over $310 billion AUM. She is responsible for credit research and investment recommendations for high yield and investment grade credits in the telecommunications and technology sectors as well as managing a team of senior research analysts covering other industrial sectors. Marie also resides on the Credit Risk Management Committee, which directs credit policy and procedures and is overseen by the Chief Risk Officer for Northern Trust Asset Management, and the Credit Strategy Committee, an economic forecasting group which advises Northern Trust fixed income portfolio managers. In 2011, Marie received the Chairman’s Absolute Quality Award for work performed on distressed investments in financial institutions for the Distressed Asset Review Team. Marie began at Northern Trust in 1998 and helped launch the firm’s high yield mutual fund product which now ranks as the seventh largest in the U.S.
Prior to Northern Trust, Marie held a variety of credit-related assignments in high yield securities, distressed investments, corporate finance, and credit risk management at First Chicago (now JPMorgan Chase). For two years, Marie also served as the credit officer and managed a team of ten analysts who were responsible for the credit underwriting for a communications and media commercial loan portfolio with $3.7 billion in loan outstandings, the second largest C&I loan portfolio for First Chicago. For more than four years, she traveled around the world to six continents as part of a high profile group that were the “eyes and ears” of the Board of Directors, assessing credit quality and loan portfolio risks. Marie also led the credit due diligence for First Chicago’s two largest community bank acquisitions.
Academically, Marie has an MBA with a specialization in Finance and Economics from Washington University where she received the Quantitative Business Analysis award for her class. She also holds a BA in Mathematics from Knox College. She is a CFA Charterholder and currently serves as Co-Chair of the CFA Society Chicago’s Education Advisory Group. Marie also is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Charterholder and is a Chapter Executive for CAIA in Chicago.
In 2013, Marie became a member of the Executive Committee for Washington University’s newly formed Chicago Professionals Network. Marie is also a member of Chicago Finance Exchange. In addition, she is a member of the Philanthropy Committee for the Chicago Chapter of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and a member of the Comer Development Board at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital.