Laura Hanichak Gregg is Senior Vice President, Director of Practice Management and Advisor Research at FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds, managed by Northern Trust. She is focused on leading the firm’s proprietary advisor and investor research and building programs to engage advisors and asset managers through industry intelligence and best practices to help them grow their businesses. Laura speaks regularly at industry events on a range of business building strategies. Her insights have been published in Barron’s, U.S. News & World Report, Investment News, Financial Advisor Magazine, Wealth Management Magazine and CIO Magazine and other industry trade publications. She is a host of The Flexible Advisor podcast where she regularly speaks with industry experts, advisors of all types and experts on a wide range of advisory topics. Laura has more than 20 years of asset management experience in a variety of roles including conducting industry research, as a relationship manager, marketing and communications director, leader of a sales enablement team and as an investment product specialist. She has expertise in a broad range of investment products and has worked closely with financial professionals and financial institutions throughout her career focusing on distribution and marketing strategies. Laura joined Northern Trust in 2008 and has previously worked for Claymore Securities (now part of Invesco) and Deutsche Asset Management. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN and holds FINRA 7 and 63 licenses. Laura assists in guiding strategy for the Chicago chapter of Women Investment Professionals, sits on a membership committee with the Money Management Institute and is a member of Women in ETFs.