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Northern Trust CEO sees more mortgage activity

Northern Trust Corp., which caters to wealthy consumers, said it’s beginning to see more demand for mortgages as housing prices firm up.

“The mortgage pipeline is beginning to fill up,” Chief Executive Frederick Waddell told reporters Tuesday after his Chicago-based bank’s annual shareholder meeting. “There’s more interest in housing,” including refinancings. Get the full story »

Northern Trust’s Waddell got 8% raise in 2010

Crain’s Chicago Business | Frederick Waddell, chairman and chief executive of Northern Trust Co., received $12.8 million in total compensation last year, according a proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The 8 percent increase, attributed largely to pension contributions, comes as the bank’s performance lagged that of its peers.

Northern Trust seen as ’safe’ bank during crisis

Northern Trust Corp. Chief Executive Rick Waddell said last week that during the early days of the 2008 financial crisis, his Chicago-based company’s main bank branch alone took in $90 million a day in deposits, up from an average of $2 million a day. Get the full story »

CEO says Northern Trust takeover unlikely

The chief executive of Northern Trust Corp., which has been mentioned as a possible takeover target, said chances are “quite good” that Chicago’s biggest locally headquartered bank will remain independent.

Speaking Tuesday before the CFA Society at the Standard Club in Chicago, CEO Frederick Waddell fielded a question from the audience about whether the company might be an acquisition target. Through much of 2010, its stock underperformed and its key U.S. rivals dwarf Northern  in a major business segment. Get the full story »

Northern Trust CEO: Ill. must tackle spending

The chief executive of Chicago’s biggest homegrown bank says the city’s business community expected the state to hike taxes, but that the Illinois legislature needs to also quickly address spending that’s contributing to deep budget deficits.

Illinois’ corporate income tax rate recently rose from 4.8 percent to 7 percent. Earlier this week Northern Trust Corp. said it expects the tax hike to reduce its earnings by about $4 million a year. Get the full story »