Asian Footprint

Representing more than 100 years of Manulife operations in Asia, Manulife Asset Management has approximately 100 investment professionals on-the-ground in 10 markets across the region.

Fast Facts

  • Approximately 100 investment professionals across 10 markets in Asia - Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines
  • We offer a wide range of regional and single country strategies to institutional investors in Asia and globally.
  • In addition, we offer a wide range of onshore equity and fixed income funds in 10 local markets in Asia. 

Our operations in Asia

Ability to harness outperformance potential of domestic investment management

We believe that domestic managers in emerging markets have the potential to generate superior returns with less volatility than managers based offshore. We believe that many of these markets are under-researched and our local, onshore teams have the advantage of being on the ground, researching and managing investments in these markets day-to-day, helping to turn this local market intelligence into outperformance potential.

Interconnected teams feeding local investment expertise into regional and global strategies

Our local teams in each location in Asia are interconnected and form part of our global network of investment professionals, spanning 16 countries worldwide. This means that they share the best investment ideas from 10 markets across Asia and that our regional and global strategies benefit from the real time information, market and policy insight and investment know-how that only this local presence can provide.

Recent business highlights in Asia

 1996
  • PT Manulife Asset Management Indonesia established in Jakarta
 
1999
  • Asset management office established in Japan
 
2000
  • Investment office in Hong Kong established
 
2005
  • Manulife Asset Management Vietnam office opens
 
2007
  • Manulife Asset Management Thailand office opens
 
2008
  • Manulife Asset Management offices in Malaysia and Singapore open
  • Acquisition creates Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) 
 
2009
  • Launches first I-share class strategy 
  • Launches flagship Asia fixed income strategy
 
2010
  • Joint venture acquisition creates Manulife TEDA Fund Management Co. Ltd in Beijing, China 
  • Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) funds launched 
  • Rebrands globally from MFC Global Investment Management to Manulife Asset Management
 
2011
  • Announces successful completion of QFII quota