Separately Managed Accounts (Canada)
Separately Managed Accounts (Canada)
You are now entering the Manulife Asset Management global website. The information in this global website is intended for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer or solicitation to buy any investment product/service or to provide any investment advice or service in any jurisdiction. The global website is not intended to target any specific investor type from any specific jurisdiction and as a result the products and/or services mentioned on the global website may not be suitable or even authorized for sale in your jurisdiction for investment. You are therefore advised to seek independent financial and legal advice as to whether such products and/or services are suitable and appropriate for you in your jurisdiction to invest in. Please contact us if you would like further information or information on products and/or services available in regions not listed.
This website is operated by Manulife Asset Management, the global asset management arm of Manulife Financial. Manulife Asset Management entities provide comprehensive asset management solutions for institutional investors and investment funds in key markets around the world. This investment expertise extends across a broad range of asset classes including equity, fixed income and alternative investments such as real estate, timber, farmland, as well as asset allocation strategies. Country-specific sections of this website are operated by the Manulife Asset Management entity identified in those sections. Country-specific sections may only be used as directed/permitted in those sections. It is your responsibility to be aware of and to observe all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction. If you wish to access and use this website, you must accept and agree to be bound by and comply with these global terms and conditions of use (the "Global Terms"), which apply to all parts of the Manulife Asset Management website, including the country-specific sections operated by a local Manulife Asset Management entity. If you do not agree to these Global Terms, then you must refrain from accessing or using the website. All Global Terms will apply irrespective of the specific use made by internet users of this website. Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of these Global Terms, and has the same force and effect as a signed agreement. You confirm having read, understood and accepted these Global Terms.
The following information is important and is for your protection. This website is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security that may be referenced on or through this website. Nor does this website constitute an offering or recommendation by Manulife or any of its affiliates described herein of any security, investment management service, or advisory service. No representation is given that the securities, products, or services discussed on, or accessible through, this website are suitable for any particular investor. You acknowledge that your use of this website and requests for information are unsolicited, and the provision of any information through this website shall not constitute or be considered investment advice.
This website should not be considered as communicating any invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity.
The website’s home page and its contents are operated by Manulife Asset Management. Country-specific sections of this website are operated by the Manulife Asset Management entity identified in that section.
Manulife Asset Management does not claim that any funds or strategies described herein or any products or services referenced on this website may be offered in any particular jurisdiction. No security or other product or service is offered or will be sold in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful under the securities laws or other laws of such jurisdiction. No such security, insurance or other product or service is offered or will be sold in any jurisdiction in which registration, licensing, qualification, filing or notification would be required unless such registration, license, qualification, filing or notification has been effected. All Manulife Asset Management products and services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of any applicable agreements, including Manulife Asset Management approval.
This website, including the country-specific sections, is not directed at children, is not intended to market any product or service to children, and does not seek to solicit or obtain personal information from children.
Yes. This website may also cover information on certain asset managers that are part of Manulife Asset Management. The products and services referred to on this website may be offered by one or more of the following firms that are affiliated with Manulife Asset Management as described below (listed by country in alphabetical order):
Canada: Manulife Asset Management Limited and Manulife Asset Management (North America) Limited 1China: Manulife TEDA Fund Management Company Ltd.
Hong Kong: Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited
Indonesia: Pt Manulife Asset Manajmen Indonesia
Japan: Manulife Asset Management (Japan) Limited
Malaysia: Manulife Asset Management (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Philippines: The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. (Phils.), Inc.
United Kingdom: Manulife Asset Management (Europe) Limited
United States: Manulife Asset Management (US) LLC 2 and Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc. 3 Taiwan: Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.
Thailand: Manulife Asset Management (Thailand) Company Limited
Singapore: Manulife Asset Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Vietnam: Manulife Vietnam Fund Management Company Ltd.
Each of the asset management companies described in this website is affiliated with one another through common control and ownership by Manulife Financial. While some of the affiliates are authorized or licensed to conduct business in one or more jurisdictions, they are not authorized to offer their investment advisory services in all jurisdictions. Thus, an investor's access to such affiliates may be limited to certain products and/or services.
No warranty is made in respect to the information contained in this website. Manulife Asset Management believes that the information contained and opinions expressed in this site are accurate at the date of publication, but does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, currency or authenticity of any site content.
No. Nothing contained within this website should be construed as investment, insurance, securities, tax or legal advice, and you agree that this website will not be used by you for these purposes. The website does not contain any advice as to the value of securities or as to the advisability of investing in, purchasing, or selling securities or insurance products. Decisions based on information contained in this website are the sole responsibility of the user. The information contained in this website is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security or any investment or insurance product or service.
An investment in any fund or strategy described herein may not be suitable for all investors. Investment in any funds or strategies described in this website should only be made on the basis of the relevant offering documents and/or investment policy statements and applicable terms and conditions.
Past performance is no guide to future returns. Please note that the price of any units or shares of any fund described herein and the income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Income receivable may vary from the amount of income projected at the time of making the investment.
Exchange rate fluctuations may affect the value of an investment and any income derived from it.
If you exercise any right to cancel, you may not get back the amount initially invested if the unit or share price has fallen since you invested.
Deductions for charges and expenses, particularly the initial charge, are not made uniformly throughout the life of the investment, so if you redeem out of the investment during the early years, you may not get back the amount invested.
There can be no guarantee that the tax position or proposed tax position prevailing at the time of an investment will not change.
Dividends and capital gains on securities issued in a fund may be subject to withholding taxes imposed by the countries in which a fund invests.
You must read any relevant offering document(s) and/or investment policy statement for any fund or strategy for all the relevant risk factors pertaining to your investment. You are responsible for ensuring that you are appropriately informed about any securities, taxation or other legislation or law that could affect your decision to invest in any fund or strategy described herein.
Yes. Through this website, you may have access to market data such as news reports, third-party analyst reports, research, last sale transaction data, securities price quotations, and other information relating to securities and the securities markets ("Market Data"). Manulife Asset Management may obtain this Market Data from third parties who are independent of Manulife Asset Management. Even though the sources of the Market Data provided on this website are believed to be reliable Manulife Asset Management is not responsible for, and makes no warranty with respect to the contents, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability, or reliability of the Market Data.
The Market Data is provided "as is" and on an "as available" basis. Manulife Asset Management will not be responsible for lost profits, trading losses, or any other damages resulting from inaccurate, defective, or unavailable Market Data or other information. Manulife Asset Management is not obligated to update or to continue to offer Market Data or other information accessible through this website.
You agree that your use of the website shall be on an "as is" basis entirely at your own risk. Limitations of liability - Manulife Asset Management makes no warranty or representation that the website, including the country-specific sections, can be accessed at all times. The website, or portions of the website, may, without notice, be temporarily unavailable or restricted for administrative or other reasons.
You will indemnify all Manulife Asset Management entities (including their parent companies, and affiliated or associated companies) and their officers, directors, employees and agents in respect of any third-party claim, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, for any injury, loss, damage or expense occasioned by or arising directly or indirectly from the operation, use or supply of information to a third party provided in breach of any of your obligations under these Global Terms.
If you transmit any communication through this website to Manulife Asset Management directly or through any third-party internet or other service provider, you shall be responsible and liable for any omissions or failures that may be made while transmitting or receiving communications using this website. This website is not designed for the transmission of time sensitive instructions - this means that if you use this website to transmit time sensitive instructions, you will be responsible and liable for any loss that may arise, and you transmit such time sensitive information at your own risk.
You agree that neither Manulife Asset Management, nor any officer, affiliate, manager, member, director, agent or employee of Manulife Asset Management, or any Manulife Asset Management affiliate, will be liable to you or any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of profits, loss of earnings, loss of business opportunities, damages, expense, or costs resulting directly or indirectly from, or otherwise arising in connection with, the use or inability to use the website by you or any third party, including without limitation any of the following:
A. Reliance. Damages resulting from or arising from any reliance on the website or any content on the website, or the mistakes, omissions, interruptions, errors, defects, delays in operation, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, transmissions, eavesdropping by third parties, or any failure of performance of the website or any content.
B. Infringement, Etc. Any allegation, claim, suit, or other proceeding based upon a contention that the use of the website by any user or a third party infringes the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, confidentiality, privacy, or other intellectual property rights or contractual rights of any third party.
C. Force Majeure. Any delay or failure of Manulife Asset Management to perform due to government restriction, strikes, war, any natural disaster or any other condition beyond Manulife Asset Management's control.
Unless otherwise indicated, Manulife Asset Management or its affiliates owns the copyright and any other intellectual property rights subsisting anywhere in the world to the information on this website. You may not copy, reproduce, duplicate, modify, adopt or lend, sell, disseminate or otherwise transfer, in whole or in part, any of the information, contained in this website, except for the purpose of accessing the website and producing print-outs for your own personal use, or making a reasonable number of copies of such pages for internal use within your organization in accordance with these Global Terms. Users shall not remove, alter, or obscure any copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights notices appearing in or on the website, and shall reproduce all such notices on any copies of content made by or on behalf of users.
We do not recommend or endorse and accept no responsibility for the content of any website not operated by Manulife Asset Management which you may visit by following a link from this website. You acknowledge and agree that Manulife Asset Management is not responsible for the availability of such third-party sites or resources, and do not endorse, approve, investigate or verify, and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further agree that Manulife Asset Management shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, products or services available on such external sites or resources. These links are provided as a convenience and solely for informational purposes. Manulife Asset Management is not making any recommendation to invest in, purchase, or sell any securities or other products or services issued by the companies with the linked sites, nor has Manulife Asset Management sought to verify or confirm the information contained in the linked sites. Accordingly, Manulife Asset Management disclaims any responsibility for the linked sites.
No other website, without the prior written permission of Manulife Asset Management, is authorized to link to any part of this website.
Names, phrases, logos, icons, graphics, images or designs, including the design marks above, used throughout the website may be trade names, registered or unregistered trademarks or services marks ("Trademarks") of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, its subsidiaries or affiliates. The display of Trademarks on this website is not an implied license to any third party for use of the Trademarks.
Any retransmission or alteration of Trademarks or other form of unauthorized copying may be a violation of the law and such users may be subject to legal action.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Global Terms at any time without notice to website users. Similarly, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove the content of this website, including the country-specific sections, or to terminate the website in whole or in part. You must check these Global Terms periodically for changes. Any changes, modifications, or additions to, or deletions from these Global Terms shall be effective upon posting on this website. If you access this website, including the country-specific sections, after we post changes to the Global Terms, you further acknowledge the Global Terms as changed and agree to be bound by them.
You consent to the processing by Manulife Asset Management of the personal data submitted by you through the website and/or created in the course of the business relationship with Manulife Asset Management, and to the transmission of such personal data to other companies within the Manulife Asset Management and/or Manulife Financial corporate umbrella (by the internet or otherwise) for purposes connected with marketing and customer administration.
Some of our business areas may offer or promote their other financial products and services, or those of our affiliates and select third parties, that we believe may be of interest to you. We will share personal information with our affiliates for these purposes, only if the law permits it. Please note that we do NOT give your personal information, without your consent, to any organization outside of our member companies, for the purpose of that organization marketing their own products or services directly to you.
If you do not wish your information to be used in this way, you should advise Manulife Asset Management in writing.
For further reference on Manulife Financial’s policy, please read the
“Statement of Corporate Privacy Principles”.
Please note that if you telephone Manulife Asset Management, calls may be monitored or recorded to maintain and improve services.
You acknowledge and confirm that the internet is not a secure medium where privacy can be ensured, and that complete security and confidentiality over the internet is not possible at this time. Your confidential use of the website cannot be guaranteed and you acknowledge that your use of the website (including information you transmit to the website) may be subject to access by, or disclosure to, other persons. Without limiting any other disclaimer herein, Manulife Asset Management shall not be responsible or liable for any harm that you or any other person may suffer in connection with any such breach of confidentiality or security.
You agree that you are solely responsible for your actions, and the content of its transmissions through or posting on the website and that such actions will abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations in use of the website. You also agree not to (i) upload or distribute in any way files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer; (ii) interfere or disrupt networks connected to the website; (iii) use any device, software or routine in an attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the website or any transactions being offered at the website; and (iv) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the website's infrastructure.
In the event that any provision of these Global Terms shall, in whole or in part, be determined to be invalid, unenforceable or void for any reason, such determination shall affect only the portion of such provision determined to be invalid, unenforceable or void, and shall not affect in any way the remainder of such provision or any other provision of these Global Terms. Manulife Asset Management and user authorize a court or arbitrator to replace such an invalid, unenforceable or void provision with a valid provision which is as similar as possible in substance to the invalid, unenforceable or void provision. Manulife Asset Management's failure to act with respect to a breach by user or others does not waive their right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
The laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein shall govern as to the interpretation, validity and effect of this agreement and any use of the website, other than the country-specific portions of the website, which shall be governed as indicated therein. You hereby consent and submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario in any action or proceeding instituted under or related to this agreement or your use of the website. In the event of any conflict between foreign laws, rules and regulations and those of Canada, the laws, rules and regulations of Canada shall govern.
These Global Terms and any modifications hereto constitute the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior understandings and agreements, whether written or oral, as to such subject matter. Nothing contained in these Global Terms shall be deemed to constitute either party as the agent or representative of the other party, or both parties as joint ventures or partners for any purpose.
1 Manulife Asset Management (North America) Limited also operates in the United States under the names “John Hancock Asset Management” and “John Hancock Asset Management a division of “Manulife Asset Management (North America) Limited”
2 Manulife Asset Management (US) LLC also operates in the United States under the names “John Hancock Asset Management” and “John Hancock Asset Management a division of “Manulife Asset Management (US) LLC”. Sovereign Asset Management, is a division of Manulife Asset Management (US) LLC.
3 Hancock Timber Resource Group, Hancock Agricultural Investment Group and Hancock Renewable Energy Group are each division of Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc.
You are being directed to another website operated by one of our Manulife or John Hancock partners.
President & CEO, Manulife Asset Management and Executive Vice President, Global Head of Wealth and Asset Management
Mr. Sotorp is President and CEO
of Manulife Asset Management and Executive Vice President, Global Head of
Wealth and Asset Management. He is a
member of Manulife’s Executive Committee and Management Committee, and
is responsible for growing and developing the Company’s wealth and asset
management operations globally. Mr. Sotorp,
who brings 25 years of international financial services and asset management
experience, most recently worked with UBS Global Asset Management as Chief
Executive Officer, Asia Pacific. He was also UBS Group Managing Director and
member of UBS Global Asset Management’s Executive Committee. Based in Hong Kong,
he oversaw US$120 billion in assets under management and 495 employees. Previously,
Mr. Sotorp had also spent eleven years with UBS Global Asset Management in a
variety of roles, including Group Managing Director based in Chicago, CEO
Americas and member of UBS’ Group Managing Board, Regional Head Asia Pacific,
and President of UBS Global Asset Management (Japan). Prior to UBS, Mr. Sotorp was with American
International Group as President, AIGGIC Japan, and with Kemper Financial
Services as an Executive Vice President. He holds an
MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration from Boston University. Mr.
Sotorp is fluent in English, German, Norwegian and Japanese.
Canadian Head of Sales and Relationship Management
Adam Neal is Canadian head of sales and relationship management at Manulife Asset Management. He is responsible for expanding the company’s foothold in the Canadian institutional marketplace and nurturing strong relationships with our institutional and affiliated clients. Adam has more than 20 years of sales and relationship management experience in the Canadian market. Prior to joining Manulife Asset Management, he was responsible for Pyramis Global Advisors’ institutional investment management sales focused on the defined benefit, foundation, and endowment marketplace in Ontario and Western Canada. Previously, he was vice president, sales and relationship management at Fidelity Investments Canada, where he played a key role in expanding the defined contribution record-keeping business. He has also held Senior Sales and Relationship Management roles at Open Access and Thomson Reuters.
Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Consultant Relations, Manulife Asset Management
Brian E. Torrisi, CAIA, is a senior managing director and
the global head
of consultant relations at Manulife Asset Management. He is
responsible for the development, implementation and management of the
organization’s relationships with investment consultants. Prior to joining
Manulife Asset Management, Brian was a partner and director of consultant relations
for Lee Munder
Capital Group. Earlier in his career, he was a principal with Boston Partners
Asset Management, and a vice president with Putnam Investments. He holds the
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and FINRA Series 7
registered. Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from University of Massachusetts - Amherst.
Global Chief Investment Officer
Christopher Conkey, CFA, is the global chief investment officer of Manulife Asset Management. In this role, he is responsible for the investment performance of all Manulife Asset Management equity, fixed income and asset allocation strategies.Chris is a member of the Manulife Asset Management Executive Committee and brings 31 years of investment management experience to his role. Before joining Manulife, he was chief investment officer of Evergreen Investment Management Company, where he had overall management responsibility for $180 billion in assets. He was also the chair of the Investment Strategy Committee, and led several distinct teams in managing fixed income, equity and alternatives strategies.Prior to his role as CIO, Chris spent three years as Evergreen's equity chief investment officer, following a merger between Keystone Investments and Evergreen. He spent 13 years at Keystone, where he held several investment management positions, culminating with the role of president and chief investment officer. Chris holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Clark University and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University.
Global Head of Distribution, Manulife Asset Management
Claude Chene is the global head of distribution at Manulife Asset Management. He is responsible for the vision, strategy and oversight of all sales and relationship management activity for Manulife Asset Management on a global basis. Mr. Chene is a member of the Manulife Asset Management Executive Committee and brings more than 30 years’ experience to his role.
Before joining Manulife, Mr. Chene spent almost three years as global head of distribution and board member for Ignis Fund Managers in London. Prior to that, he served for 13 years at Alliance Bernstein in a number of roles in New York and London, including, in London, as chief executive officer, Europe, and Head of Institutional Sales. Before that, he was vice president, European Asset Management Sales with UBS Asset Management in New York. He started his career at Irving Trust Company in New York where he served as vice president, International Securities Service Sales.
Claude holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University.
Head of Distribution, US & Latin America
Frank Saeli is the head of distribution, US & Latin America, for Manulife Asset Management. He is responsible for building and executing new business development and client management strategies. In addition to overseeing Manulife’s distribution teams in the US and Latin America, Frank also has a global sales leadership role focused on ensuring best practices and common standards of excellence in each of the company’s geographies. Frank is a member of Manulife's Distribution Global Leadership Team and the Product Steering Committee. Before joining the organization in 2008, Frank was a vice president and principal at State Street Global Advisors, responsible for institutional sales and relationship management. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Boston Partners Asset Management where he was a partner and managing director focused on institutional sales and client service in the US and Canada. Frank began his career with The Boston Company, where he held institutional sales, product specialist and client service roles during his eight years with the firm.Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fairfield University in Connecticut.
Head of Institutional Business and Relationship Management, Asia
Based in Hong Kong, James is Head of Institutional Business and Relationship Management, Asia for Manulife Wealth and Asset Management. He is responsible for overall leadership of the company’s institutional sales teams in Asia including Japan, expanding the company’s institutional business in Asia and for cultivating long-term relationships with top-tier institutional clients. James also oversees the product management, consultant relations, relationship management and sales administration teams within Asia.
James has over 20 years of asset management industry experience. Before joining Manulife Asset Management, he was Managing Director of Vision Investment Management, an Asian alternative asset manager. His duties included asset gathering and establishing global distribution relationships. His clients included Asian, US and European pension plans, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds and family offices. Prior to Vision, James was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Vice President at Scudder Kemper Investments. James started his career with Jardine Fleming Unit Trusts in Hong Kong in 1993.
James holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. James also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Senior Managing Director and Global Head, Portfolio Specialist team, Manulife Asset Management
Jeffrey Santerre, CAIA, is a senior managing director and
portfolio specialist team, for Manulife Asset Management. As
the global head of the portfolio specialist team,
he is responsible for a team of individuals organized by asset class and
located in Manulife Asset Management’s main investment centers including
Toronto, Boston and Hong Kong. Members of the Global Portfolio Specialist team
are responsible for working with the Firms investment
teams to support our client facing teams in the effective communication and
positioning of our investment strategies with clients, prospects and
consultants. Prior to joining the organization, Jeff was a
vice president on the global product development team of State Street Global
Advisors. He also spent eight years at Putnam Investments, primarily in the
product management area, and over two years in Putnam's London office with
global and international equity product management responsibilities. Earlier in
his career, he worked in the Performance Measurement Group at Evaluation
Associates. Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Western Connecticut State University.
Head of Distribution, EMEA ex UK
Marco Zanuso, CAIA, is a managing director and the head of distribution, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) ex-UK, for Manulife Asset Management. Marco is responsible for leading Manulife’s business growth efforts in the EMEA ex-UK region, and he oversees a team of distribution specialists building business relationships with institutional and wholesale investors. Previously, he was the head of business development, EMEA, at Sandell Asset Management. Marco brings 19 years of sales and product development experience in both traditional and alternatives investments, including senior roles at FRM (Man Group), SEI Investments and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). Marco is fluent in both English and Italian, and he speaks some Spanish.Education: University of Parma (Italy), BA in Finance and Business Administration, 1997; SDA Bocconi School of Management, executive courses, 2001-2006; The Wharton School, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, Alternative Investment Strategies program, 2012
Head of Institutional Sales and Relationship Management, UK & Ireland
Martin Powis is the head of institutional sales and relationship management, UK & Ireland, at Manulife Asset Management. He is responsible for working with a range of institutional investors, focusing on pension plans, as well as overseeing Manulife’s relationship with consultants in the UK and Ireland. A highly experienced sales director, Martin has almost 20 years of experience in fund management distribution in the UK, including senior roles at DB Advisors, Ignis Asset Management and Gartmore Investment. Most recently, he was director of UK institutional sales at AXA Investment Management, covering corporate pension plans and third party insurance relationships. Martin holds an Investment Management Certificate (IMC) from the CFA Society UK.
Executive Vice President, Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Asia and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong)
Located in Hong Kong, Michael is Executive Vice President, Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Asia and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong). He is a member of Manulife Asset Management’s Executive Committee and of Manulife’s Asia Division Executive Committee.
Michael leads the wealth and asset management businesses in Asia to address the large and growing wealth management market opportunity in the region. In this capacity, his responsibilities include setting the strategic direction for continued growth across the retail and institutional markets in the region. He is also responsible for business development, regulatory and business risk management, client relationship management and local operational efforts for the asset management franchise in Asia.
Prior to his current appointment, Michael was President, International Asset Management for Manulife Asset Management. Previous to this, he headed Manulife's investment operations in Asia (ex-Hong Kong). Before relocating to Asia, he was based in Boston, where he led the firm’s institutional spread-based business product development efforts from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining Manulife in 2001, Michael was based in New York, London and Sydney as the head of various units of a global rating agency that covered leveraged finance and asset-backed securities.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and management science from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA.
Head of Sales and Relationship Management, MiddleEast
Othman Domiati is managing director, business development, Middle East at Manulife Asset Management, responsible for sales, relationship management and distribution services. His focus is on business development across the region. Othman brings 30 years of asset management and capital markets experience to his role, having covered a number of countries across Europe and the Middle East.Prior to joining Manulife, he worked with Erste Bank, helping establish their capital markets business in the Middle East. He previously served in capital-raising roles for ECM Asset Management and Wells Fargo Asset Management, raising funds from the Middle Eastern region. On the capital markets side, Othman held positions with Merrill Lynch International, London; The Union Bank of Switzerland, London; and ABN-AMRO Bank, London. Othman speaks English, Arabic, German, French and Italian.Education: American University of Beirut, Bachelor of Civil Engineering, 1982; INSEAD, MBA, 1985
Global Chief Operating Officer and President Canada, Manulife Asset Management
Roger Renaud, CFA, is the global chief operating officer of Manulife Asset Management and president of Manulife Asset Management Canada. As global COO, Roger chairs the Global Operating Committee and, with his team, helps oversee the business to ensure the firm has the right level of connectivity and operational processes. He is also responsible for Product Innovation, Product Management, Investment Solutions, Capital Markets and Strategy, Marketing and Communications Teams across the globe. In addition, Roger leads the development and implementation of Manulife’s asset management strategy and business in Canada. Roger is a member of the Manulife Asset Management Executive Committee.
Prior to joining Manulife, Roger was president of Standard Life Investments in Canada and was a director on the board of Standard Life Canada and that of Standard Life Investment Limited, the global investment manager. Previous to his post at Standard Life Investments, he was senior vice president, group savings and retirement, at Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada and also served as vice president, sales at Standard Life Mutual Funds. Roger is a CFA charterholder.
Roger holds a B.Sc. (Actuarial Science) from Université Laval and a CFA designation. He completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Investment Division Manulife Financial
Tim is responsible for leading the global Finance and Operations teams for the Investment Division spanning Insurance General Account, Manulife Asset Management Public Markets and Private Market. In addition to the Finance and related M&A due diligence responsibilities for the Division, Tim is accountable for the implementation of a global operating model to service these businesses to enable a more customer centric operating environment, bring additional transparency and strategic insight to business leaders and provide a scalable foundation for further growth.
Previously, Tim was Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management at Manulife with oversight of operational risk, economic capital and integrated risk measurement models, and company-wide risk reporting for Manulife. Prior to this, he held increasingly senior roles in Corporate Finance including Senior Vice President and Chief Accountant.
Prior to Manulife, Tim was a Director at PWC LLP in the Global Capital Markets Group (GCMG) in Toronto and London UK, where he assisted large global Financial Institutions with M&A transactions, cross border securities offerings, accounting advisory support as well as leading numerous International Financial Reporting Standards implementation projects.
Tim is an Ontario Chartered Professional Accountant and a U.S. Certified Public Accountant. In 2013, he was presented the Award of Distinction from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario for career achievements and contributions to the community. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Queen’s University and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Art of Time Ensemble.