The Best Ideas From the Best Talent Worldwide through Northern Trust's Multi-Manager Program
Northern Trust offers a comprehensive range of manager-of-managers programs to institutional clients and families.
What is more, we create customized investment programs—from niche solutions to a complete investment management program for your total fund. These include actively managed international and U.S. equity, and fixed income, emerging and minority manager, family investment programs, and alternative investments.
To get top tier results, we find superior investment talent. And our manager selection process identifies top talent, worldwide. We perform exhaustive qualitative and quantitative reviews of a firm, including more than 800 face-to-face visits with individual management firms a year. Only those firms who pass these reviews are eligible for placement within a portfolio, based on a thorough assessment of the firms' style emphasis and the market cycle.
David Lester is a Senior 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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