Northern Trust Asset Management said Thursday that it had hired two new executives to help build out its retirement solutions business: Sabrina Bailey was named global head of defined contribution, a newly created position, while Gaobo Pang, Ph.D., has taken the role of senior behavioral finance specialist in the Chicago-based firm’s Defined Contribution Solutions team.
Bailey, who most recently served as head of the U.S. defined contribution segment for Mercer Investment Consulting in Seattle, will help Northern Trust strengthen its retirement solutions business. Pang, a recognized conference speaker and academic practitioner, is also known for his work at consultant Towers Watson and the World Bank.
Stephen N. Potter, president of Northern Trust Asset Management, said in a statement that as Northern Trust develops new products and builds its assets under management, “Bailey will be a strong, experienced voice at the helm of our global DC business,” while Pang brings “expertise that will enhance our understanding of investor behavior and translate that knowledge into innovative solutions for DC plan sponsors.”
As of June 30, Northern Trust had approximately $290 billion in defined contribution assets under administration.