Brian D. Hughes
Brian D. Hughes

Brian D. Hughes East Michigan President and Managing Director Wealth Management


  • B.A. in finance and business administration from Calvin College
  • M.B.A in finance from Kellstadt Graduate School of Management at DePaul University in Chicago


Brian is President of Northern Trust - East Michigan. He is responsible for leading the East Michigan office, providing banking and wealth management services to successful individuals, families, privately held businesses and institutions.


Hughes has more than 27 years of investment and trust experience. Prior to joining The Northern Trust, Brian was a Senior Portfolio Manager for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management where he was a member of the Asset Allocation Committee, a corporate governance body conceived to administer all aspects of investment policy for the organization. In addition to U.S. Trust, Brian was employed by UBS Global Asset Management (formerly Brinson Partners) in Chicago as an Associate Director, and by The Northern Trust in Chicago as an Investment Consultant and Senior Global Portfolio Analyst. In his former capacity at both UBS and The Northern Trust, Brian worked with the bank's global central bank, sovereign wealth fund and 501 (c)(3) client relationships.

Community Involvement

Brian is an acting member of the Steelcase Foundation investment committee. He also coached Varsity soccer at Grand Rapids Catholic Central from 2010 to 2017.