About Us

Christopher Hummer
Senior Investment Strategist FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds

Christopher Huemmer is Senior Vice President and Senior Investment  Strategist for FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). He is responsible for equity strategy and provides equity product development, investment strategy, and related ETF product expertise to the team. 

Christopher serves as the catalyst and conduit for turning Northern Trust  Asset Management’s investment thought leadership into successful ETF  products. He levers the firm’s portfolio management and construction skillsets and engages with client-facing partners to identify and develop innovative ETF investment strategies. 

Prior to being named Senior Investment Strategist for ETFs, Christopher worked at Zacks Investment Research for 12 years, where he served as  Director of Index Services, focusing on quantitative index strategies to be replicated in ETFs as well as other structured products. Christopher received a BS degree from Cornell University and is a CFA charter holder. He is a  member of the CFA Society of Chicago and the CFA Institute.

David Partain:
Head of Marketing
FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds

David oversees brand management and all marketing initiatives for FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds.
Prior assuming this role in 2015, he served as the Investment Marketing Manager for Northern Trust’s
Wealth Management division.

David has more than 20 years of broad experience in the industry and speaks regularly at industry
events. His insights have been published in Wealth Management, InvestmentNews and Wealth Advisor
among others.

He is a graduate of Wheaton College, the University of Pennsylvania’s Warton School’s Securities
Industry Institute Program, and Liberty University (M.A. in Leadership & Management). He has also held
a FINRA Series 7, 63 & 66 Licenses.