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Learn about asset management solutions designed for Retirement Plan Advisors, TAMPs/Outsourcing Providers, Subadvisory Program Sponsors, RIAs/Financial Advisors and Trust Institutions.
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Learn about asset management solutions including: global index management, active equity and fixed income, target retirement date funds, and manager of manager programs.
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Listening, understanding and finding investment answers

Understanding your needs and using our extensive global investment capabilities to help you to find the best solution, that's what our team of experts are focused on.

The secret of our success is our focus on listening to our clients and understanding their needs. Our team of experts can then use our extensive global investment capabilities to find the best solution to meet individual needs.

With experienced investment professionals located in all of our key offices around the world, we are positioned to work hand in hand with you to find the right answer to your investment needs.

Our range of pooled funds covers the spectrum from cash management through index management and active management to manager of managers. If a pooled fund solution does not meet your objectives, we are able to tailor a portfolio to your exact requirements.

David Lester

David Lester

Vice President
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David Lester

David Lester

Vice President
 

David Lester is a Vice President at Northern Trust Global Advisors. Based in the Toronto office, David leads the asset management sales effort at Northern Trust in Canada. With a focus on providing innovative investment and outsourcing solutions to the marketplace, David will be working closely with pension plan sponsors, charitable organizations, and other institutional investors. David started his investment career in 1996 with a retail mutual fund company. Prior to joining Northern Trust, David spent 12 years at SEI, most recently as the Director of National Accounts where he lead the firm’s institutional sales and marketing efforts.

David has authored a range of articles on pension-related topics in addition to speaking at industry conferences. He is a past chair of the Ontario Regional Council of the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute and is a member of the Toronto CFA Society.

David holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University where he was awarded the British Association Medal for Great Distinction. David graduated from INSEAD in Fontainebleau France with distinction, where he received a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

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