Our goal is to be a trusted asset manager who understands that the solutions best suited to your investment objectives also must fit your risk-management needs. To help dampen volatility, investments spanning multiple asset classes may be most appropriate for you.
Northern Trust can create a balanced, integrated portfolio for you based on equities, fixed income, cash or other asset classes that also may draw upon our diverse range of asset servicing capabilities.
Searching for a customized multi-manager program? With us as a manager of managers, you’ll find unsurpassed expertise in manager research, selection and monitoring.
Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and socially responsible investment (SRI)
You’ll find our expert team is experienced in managing socially responsible portfolios and can help build a complete portfolio using socially screened strategies.
Outsourced Chief Investment Officer
As an outsourcing partner, we offer you outstanding skills with deep expertise in the design and implementation of sophisticated investment programs and a fiduciary approach to program oversight.
When restructuring your investment portfolio, we can help minimize the direct or indirect costs and risks associated with buying or selling securities.
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.