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Emerging Manager Programs

 
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Focus on What Really Matters

Northern Trust has offered Emerging Manager Programs since 1993, demonstrating superior knowledge of manager due diligence and program construction utilizing the unique strengths (and challenges) of smaller firms.

Northern Trust provides access to a diversified group of up-and-coming performance-oriented managers. We can target these programs by location, type of ownership or other considerations you may have.

 Northern Trust offers the following advantages:

  • Depth of experience - Northern Trust has offered Emerging Manager Programs for since 1993, demonstrating superior knowledge of manager due diligence and program construction utilizing the unique strengths (and challenges) or smaller firms
  • Depth of resources - Northern Trust's vast resources result in significant commitment to technology and ongoing product development. Construction and ongoing management of multi-manager investment programs require significant investment in the latest quantitative tools
  • Variety of offerings - Northern Trust currently manages equity, fixed income, international, and best of breed mandates.

Experience Combined with Research
We have developed substantial experience in emerging multi-manager programs, which were first funded in the early 1990s.

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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