Northern Trust Announced the launch of New Cloud-Based Accounting and Analytics Services

Business Wire | September 16, 2020

Northern Trust today announced the launch of its new cloud-based reporting application which further enhances its Insurance Investment Accounting and Analytics Services solution, developed to support the full spectrum of investment portfolio reporting and management needs for U.S. insurance companies. The platform incorporates Northern Trust's award-winning interactive digital interface with the power of the SAP Financial Asset Management (FAM) System data to provide an end-to-end solution covering all asset classes.

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The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is already one of the most devastating in history. In late August, Harvey struck at the heart of Houston, Texas, and dropped 51.88 inches of rainfall in Texas, the highest rainfall total to date for any Atlantic tropical cyclone in the United States and the fifth highest rainfall total for a tropical cyclone in the Atlantic basin. Irma followed closely on Harvey’s heels in early September. Irma clocked the strongest wind speed of any hurricane to form in the Atlantic in more than a decade, wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, the Florida Keys, and up the Florida peninsula. Storm surge affected many areas in the southeastern United States including Jacksonville, Savannah, and portions of South Carolina. Jose brought tropical storm winds to lower New England and high surf along much of the Atlantic. Maria hammered Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and headed westward. These storms have already caused loss of life, destruction, and dislocation on a massive scale.

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The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is already one of the most devastating in history. In late August, Harvey struck at the heart of Houston, Texas, and dropped 51.88 inches of rainfall in Texas, the highest rainfall total to date for any Atlantic tropical cyclone in the United States and the fifth highest rainfall total for a tropical cyclone in the Atlantic basin. Irma followed closely on Harvey’s heels in early September. Irma clocked the strongest wind speed of any hurricane to form in the Atlantic in more than a decade, wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, the Florida Keys, and up the Florida peninsula. Storm surge affected many areas in the southeastern United States including Jacksonville, Savannah, and portions of South Carolina. Jose brought tropical storm winds to lower New England and high surf along much of the Atlantic. Maria hammered Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and headed westward. These storms have already caused loss of life, destruction, and dislocation on a massive scale.

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