Leadership Team

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Kenneth L. Lester

Managing Director, Portfolio Management

Committees: Co-Chair, Investment Committee; Member, Management Committee

Ken is a managing director and member of NISA’s Investment and Management Committees. He is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the Fixed Income and Derivatives Portfolio Management Group. Ken joined NISA at its inception in 1994 following a reorganization of NISA’s predecessor, National, which he joined in 1990.

Prior to National, Ken was a member of the Financial Strategies Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Ken holds a BA and an MAE in Quantitative Economics from the University of Michigan.