While Gary Recker may spend some of his free time jamming away on the keyboard in his own home recording studio, his true passion is for the financial markets. As a senior portfolio manager for Northern Trust, Recker develops and manages diversified investment portfolios for affluent individuals and families. Additionally, he oversees a four-member investment team in the company's San Diego office.
Working in the investment business for more than 20 years, Recker is happy he followed his dream to become an asset manager. As a San Diego State University student, he originally studied clinical social work. But after picking up a few business courses, he realized the psychology of the markets was what truly interested him. He received a degree in business administration, graduating cum laude. He then continued his education, getting an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied finance and statistics.
Recker returned to San Diego to start his career in investment management at Marathon Asset Management in La Jolla, where as a portfolio manager, he successfully implemented a range of investment strategies in the construction of portfolios for individual as well as institutional clients. In addition, he conducted extensive research into the behavior of equities markets and individual securities. Recker joined Northern Trust in 2000 when Marathon relocated its headquarters to Tucson, Ariz.
He may have pursued other professional interests, but Recker is still committed to social work. He has devoted more than five years to mentoring students from disadvantaged backgrounds and has counseled troubled youths in San Diego. Recker also frequently returns to San Diego State University, where he has been a guest lecturer and has spoken extensively to various groups on topics related to capital markets and investments.
Born and raised in San Diego, Recker still calls this city his home. He lives in Del Cerro with his wife Kathy and their 17-year-old son Geoff.
Northern Trust, founded in 1889, is a leading provider of personal financial services for affluent individuals and families with two local offices in San Diego. As of June 30, the company had assets under custody of $4 trillion, and assets under investment management of $766.5 billion. For more information about Northern Trust or to speak with Recker, contact him at (858) 824-1200.
Submitted by Northern Trust