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Assets Revenues Trusts 2012 Northern Trust second quarter Trust Estates A.M. Publishing Garbo Tale of Two Industries: Revenues Flat at Large Institutions, Up at Smaller Ones

(Sept. 21, 2012 --Chicago, IL) -- Gross revenues in the first half of 2012 tell the tale of two industries, according to Trust Performance Report's quarterly update, a sister publication of Trust Regulatory News..

While trust institutions with more than $10 billion in total assets reported on average flat revenues, the rest of the industry reported average revenue growth of 4 percent. There were exceptions among the largest institutions, notably the Northern Trust, which reported double digit revenue growth.

Total industry assets lost ground in the second quarter. For the six months ended June 30, assets were up an average 3 percent. However assets were up 7 percent in the first quarter.

The only account category to see asset gains in both the first and second quarters of 2012 were defined benefit plans. DB plans are one of three subcategory that comprise employee benefit trusts. The other two subcategories are defined contribution plans and "other" accounts (primarily IRAs and KEOGHs).

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