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Transition Management


A customised plan to restructure your assets

When transitioning your portfolio, you want to make sure all the associated costs, risks and operational issues have minimal impacts. Northern Trust's Transition Management team works with you to fully understand your needs and prepare a customised plan to restructure your assets in the most cost-effective and timely manner possible.

At Northern Trust we believe a successful transition management service is one combining team expertise with a world class methodology around strategy design and execution.

Critical to the delivery of any transition or restructure is the ability to project manage the entire experience in order to provide a fully integrated experience to your organisation.

The key areas for your consideration when choosing a transition manager, namely:

The Team
At Northern Trust we select, structure and develop our team to provide you with a depth of expertise, complete client focus and a risk-focused approach.

The Methodology
We pride ourselves in developing a truly customised strategy for any assignment that delivers cost efficiency whilst minimising your financial and operational risks from commencement to completion.

Project Management
Our transition management team will manage the entire assignment; engaging the different parties and working within the current processes of your organisation to ensure a smooth but transparent implementation.

Risk Management, Compliance and Reporting
Completion of a successful transition is not only about ensuring an efficient process but also minimising risk and providing complete transparency before, during and after the event.

Northern Trust has been assisting and managing client restructures since 1987, and transition management is recognised by senior management as a core offering to our client base.

We would be delighted to discuss any aspect of Northern Trust's transition management service or provide further information that you may require.

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.

Insights & Research

Helping you anticipate and address change

This material is directed to eligible counterparties and professional clients only and should not be relied upon by retail investors. It is issued by Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom. Registered office: 50 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5NT, registered in England 03929218.

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