Leadership Team

Kenneth L. Lester

Managing Director, Portfolio Management

Committees: Member, Investment and Management Committees

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 Investment Services of America, Inc., which he joined in 1990. He is authorized to trade fixed income, equity, and derivative instruments.

Prior to that, 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.