• Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Northern Trust Company
  • 23 Sep 16

For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 16,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.

As of June 30, 2016, Northern Trust Corporation had:
• $122 billion in banking assets
• $6.4 trillion in assets under custody
• $906 billion in assets under management


The RFP (Request for Proposal) team is responsible for compiling responses to complex bid and proposal documents for prospective and existing Northern Trust clients as part of a procurement, rebid or due diligence process. The RFP team works alongside the sales and relationship management teams to formulate compelling responses in order to win and retain business.

We are seeking to recruit a writer whose primary responsibility will be new business questionnaires from prospective clients. These prospects will include pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, corporates, insurance companies and investment managers across the spectrum of fund types.

The services covered will include, but not be limited to, global custody; investment accounting; fund accounting; transfer agency; trustee and depositary; middle office outsourcing; risk and compliance; performance measurement; cash management; securities lending and transition management.

Excellent written English skills are essential, as is an ability to manage projects within a deadline-driven environment.

Product knowledge of global custody, fund administration or other asset servicing products would be a benefit.
Previous RFP experience is not a requirement.

Based in the C&IS (Corporate and Institutional Services) business unit, this role will provide an opportunity to interface with experts across the Asset Servicing and Wealth Management teams.

Response Preparation

 Managing the response process from kick-off meeting to despatch of final response documents, ensuring milestones and deadlines are met
 Using the RFP database and other resources to research and prepare responses
 Tailoring standard responses for individual clients
 Working with subject-matter-experts, sales and relationship teams to source information

RFP database

 Ensuring new and updated information is added to the RFP database
 Liaising with other business areas to maintain the factual content of the RFP database
 Researching opportunities to create new RFP database files for new products and services

Knowledge and Skills

 An excellent standard of written English and the ability to edit and tailor text to ensure accuracy, consistency and readability
 The ability to work in a deadline-driven environment, to multi-task and to manage conflicting priorities
 Strong MS Word skills
 A working knowledge of the broad asset servicing/global custody needs of corporate clients, investment managers and financial institutions

Experience and Qualification

 Previous experience in an asset servicing RFP role is not required

Our culture is a key reason our employees enjoy working at Northern Trust. We have strong principles, a diverse organization, a prestigious history, and a commitment to solid and steady growth. We embrace industry-leading ideas and value our people. We are approachable, friendly, and exceptionally committed our clients and employees. To learn more about our philosophy and where Northern Trust could take your career, please visit careers.northerntrust.com.