gamba-headshotDaniel Gamba ('97)

CFA, President, Northern Trust Asset Management


Daniel Gamba is President of Northern Trust Asset Management, the $1T AUM global investment management business of Northern Trust, and a member of the corporate Executive Management Group, responsible for developing long-term strategy, executing operating plans, delivering investment performance, cultivating client relationships, managing vendor relationships and developing talented professionals.

Previously, he was a managing director of BlackRock, global head of active equity product strategy and a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee and Human Capital Committee. He was responsible for platform strategy, product positioning, new product development and client activities to drive commercial success across active equities, and he led active equity product strategy teams in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Daniel is based in New York, New York.  


Prior to this role, Daniel was Head of iShares Americas Institutional Business where he led business strategy, client service and business development for iShares ETFs in the Americas. Daniel joined Barclays Global Investors (BGI) in 2000, before its merger with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was the chief executive officer of the Latin America and Caribbean business. In this role, he grew business from Latin American clients from nil to over $40 billion and expanded BGI’s footprint into Mexico City; Sao Paulo; Santiago, Chile; and Bogota, Colombia, including local asset management operations.

Daniel began his career with BGI as a director of global strategy.  Previously, he was a senior consultant for financial institutions at A.T. Kearney. From 1990 to 1995, Daniel worked in marketing and product management in Latin America. He is a member of the CFA Institute Board of Governors and currently sits as the Co-Chair of the Society Partnership Advisory Council. Daniel is also board member of the Council of Urban Professionals, supporting the career progression of professional people of color, and board member of Northwestern University’s Alumni Association.  

Daniel earned a BS degree in industrial engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in 1989 and an MBA in finance and economics from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1997.