People profile: Peter Cherecwich, Northern Trust

As Northern Trust integrates the acquisition of Omnium, Peter Cherecwich, head of global fund services, explains just how important the acquisition really is. Melanie White catches up with the man behind the move


Like many ambitious students, Peter Cherecwich went to university hoping that by the time he left he would know exactly what career path he would pursue. Having majored in a rather unconventional subject matter, Soviet Studies from Brandeis University in Boston, Cherecwich admits that a career centred on his topic of degree did not seem promising. Instead, he opted for a safer approach: custody.

Straight out of university in 1987, Cherecwich joined State Street as a fund accountant. Working his

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