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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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Index Strategies

 
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Index Strategies at Northern Trust

Index Strategies at Northern Trust We construct and manage index portfolios through “intelligent indexing®"

Our highly diversified Global Index Management Team is comprised of experts from the leading indexing and quantitative firms in the business. The Team's unique familiarity with index construction and management allows us to create a methodology from industry best practices.

Our investment teams have broad knowledge and first hand experience of managing both equity and fixed income Passive portfolios across developed and emerging assets classes.

Capabilities
Northern Trust Investment Funds plc is a company incorporated with limited liability as an open-ended umbrella investment company with variable capital under the laws of Ireland. The 10 sub-funds are UCITs III complaint, Variable Capital Corporations.

  • We offer a variety of passive investment solutions to meet the demands of our clients.
  • We offer pooled solutions in the form of our Global Index Funds offering.
  • We also offer tailored solutions by managing separate accounts; we can further service your needs by considering your asset allocation preferences and develop customised portfolios accordingly.

Fact sheets for our Global Index Management Funds: 
Please refer to our Global Index Management fact sheets for information that includes fund investment objective, performance and asset breakdown.

      Equity Funds

 

      Fixed Income Funds

 

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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