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Les Beale

Head of EMEA Product Management

Les joined Northern Trust in 2011 as Head of Investment Operations Outsourcing Product. He is now responsible for Product Management in EMEA, driving the strategy and development of our future services for both global fund managers and institutional investors.

Les began his career at Hill Samuel Asset Management in 1981 working in the back office supporting the investment management process. In 1992, he became Head of Operations, and oversaw several integrations which culminated in the SWIP operation being lifted out by State Street in 2001 in their first European lift out.

At State Street he was responsible for their European IMS operations overseeing their growth and integration of several large lift out clients. In 2007, he moved to South Africa for two years to run the office and transition the client business onto the core State Street platform.