Les is a Senior Director and Lead Client Consultant in bfinance’s Canadian operation. bfinance is an independent investment consultancy firm with a global reach whose specialty is assisting institutional investors with manager search and selection. Les has worked in financial services for over 30 years, with more than two decades of experience in asset management. He has experience on the buy-side, having managed the Scotia Alternative Asset Fund from 2001-2003 and Head of Operational Due Diligence for Scotia Capital. He has worked extensively with institutional allocators in a range of roles throughout his long and varied career. Prior to joining bfinance in 2017 he held senior roles at Scotiabank including Managing Director, Head of Cap Intro & Hedge Fund Consulting and Head of Global Alternative Asset Group. He began his career at Royal Bank of Canada and RBC Capital Markets. Les has been a frequent speaker at pension investment conferences on a wide range of topics. He holds an MBA from York University and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Toronto, Trinity College.