This Amendment (“Amendment”), dated as of the 28th day of February, 2019, is
entered into between Northern Trust Investments, Inc. (the “Adviser”), and Strategic Global Advisors, LLC (the “Sub-Adviser”).
WHEREAS, the Adviser and Sub-Adviser have entered into a Sub-Advisory
Agreement dated as of November 17, 2017, (the “Agreement”), pursuant to which Board of Trustees of the Northern Funds (the “Board”) has appointed the Sub-Adviser to act as a sub-adviser to the Northern Engage360TM(the “Fund”); and
WHEREAS, the Adviser and Sub-Adviser now wish to amend Appendix A to the Agreement to change the
timing of the fee payable by the Adviser to the Sub-Adviser from monthly to quarterly.
NOW THEREFORE, the parties hereto, intending to be
legally bound hereby agree to amend the Agreement as follows:
1. Effective April 1, 2019, Appendix A of the
Agreement is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the attached hereto.
2. Except to the extent amended
hereby, the Agreement shall remain unchanged and in full force and effect, and is hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects as amended hereby.
All signatures need not appear on the same copy of this Amendment.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed this Amendment as of the day and year first above
NORTHERN TRUST INVESTMENTS, INC.
/s/ Nina B. Staley
Senior Vice President
STRATEGIC GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC
/s/ Cynthia Tusan
Chief Executive Officer
As full compensation for the services and expenses assumed by the Sub-Adviser pursuant to this Agreement, the Sub-Adviser shall be entitled to a fee paid by the Adviser and determined in accordance with the following provisions:
1. Sub-Adviser’s Fee. The Sub-Adviser’s fee
shall be calculated quarterly and will be equal to (i) the product of (a) the average of the value of the Sub-Advised Assets on each “Valuation Date” during the applicable calendar quarter
times (b) the “Aggregate Assets Fee Rate” divided by four . If the Sub-Adviser provides investment advisory services for less than a full calendar quarter, the fee will be pro-rated based on the actual number of days during the quarter that the Sub-Adviser provided services to the Fund divided by 90. The Adviser shall pay the Sub-Adviser’s fee quarterly in arrears and within 60 days after the end of the applicable calendar quarter.
(a) “Valuation Date” shall mean (i) each day in each month for the Sub-Advised
Assets; and (ii) the close of business on the last day of each month for the “Other Accounts.”
Accounts” shall mean all of the accounts and funds, other than the Sub-Advised Assets, managed by the Sub-Adviser for or on behalf of Northern Trust Investments,
Inc. and/or its affiliates that have a substantially similar investment strategy for which the Sub-Adviser is being engaged pursuant to this Agreement.
(c) “Aggregate Assets Fee Rate” shall mean the quotient of fees calculated by applying “Aggregate Assets” to the
“Aggregate Assets Fee Schedule” and dividing by the “Aggregate Assets.”
(d) “Aggregate Assets Fee Schedule”
shall mean the following annual fee schedule:
[Material Redacted Pursuant to an Exemptive Order Issued by the U.S. Securities and
(e) “Aggregate Assets” shall mean the value of the Sub-Advised
Assets and the Other Accounts on the Valuation Date during the applicable calendar quarter. The values for the Sub-Advised Assets and Other Accounts shall be as reported by the applicable custodian and fund
(f) “Sub-Advised Assets” shall mean the assets
managed by the Sub-Adviser pursuant to this Agreement.