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.
Robert J. Baillie is President and CEO of Northern Trust, Canada and Chairman, President, and CEO of NT Global Advisors, Inc. In this role, he has overall responsibility for the operations and strategic direction of Northern Trust’s asset servicing and asset management businesses in Canada.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Mr. Baillie spent 12 years with The Royal Bank of Canada in several senior management positions. He began his career with a global leader in the Information Technology field where he held various leadership roles.
Mr. Baillie is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. He is involved with various industry associations, advisory boards and is actively engaged with Sick Children’s Hospital Foundation "Leaders Program" in Toronto.
Dianna Price is the Vice President, Business Development for The Northern Trust Company, Canada In this role, Dianna is responsible for the growth of Northern’s asset servicing businesses in Canada.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Dianna spent more than 20 years in the mutual fund industry . She worked in business development roles for several investment management firms including Fidelity Investments Canada, Guardian Group of Funds Ltd. and Peter Cundill & Associates Ltd. Dianna has also held management positions in marketing and client service departments at an investment management firm.
Dianna is a graduate of the University of British Columbia.