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Financial Intermediary
Learn about asset management solutions designed for Retirement Plan Advisors, TAMPs/Outsourcing Providers, Subadvisory Program Sponsors, RIAs/Financial Advisors and Trust Institutions.
Learn about asset management solutions including: global index management, active equity and fixed income, target retirement date funds, and manager of manager programs.
Get answers to your investment challenges with asset management capabilities including alternatives, exchange traded funds, fixed income, mutual funds and tax-advantaged equity.
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Multi-Manager Programs


Get Creative Multi-Manager Programs Tailored to Your Investment Goals.

To meet the needs of sophisticated investors such as pension plans, insurance companies, private investors, foundations and endowments—Northern Trust creates multi-manager investment programs that are completely customized.
For more than 20 years Northern Trust have designed our multi-manager investment programs to give investors superior results. How do we do this? We first establish a clear understanding of the investor's objectives. Only then do we design a tailor-made investment program. And that program features individualized services, innovative products and cutting edge technology that seek to meet the investor's evolving needs—from capital markets research to investor education.

Learn more about our creative Multi-Manager programs that are tailored to meet your investment goals:

Multi-Manager Solutions
We create customized investment programs—from niche solutions to a complete investment management program for your total fund. These include actively managed international and U.S. equity, and fixed income, emerging and minority manager, family investment programs, and alternative investments. 

Manager Oversight
Using our experience in developing unique solutions for investors, our Implementation and Oversight offering allows you to outsource key elements of your investment program to an independent expert.

Liability Driven Investing (LDI)
Liability Driven Investments provides plan sponsors the opportunity to understand and manage the risk inherent in their pension plans.  

Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO)
Our outsource chief investment officer strategies deliver a complete, customized multi-manager investment program for your total fund. And you may find a significant cost savings with our bundled solutions.   

Emerging Manager Programs
Northern Trust has offered Emerging Manager Programs for over ten years.


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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