Barry H. Evans, CFA, is the President of North American Asset Management and Global CIO of Asset Allocation at Manulife Asset Management and is a member of Manulife Asset Management’s Executive Committee. Barry joined the firm in 1986 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Barry is responsible for all North American investment business functions and Asset Allocation strategies managed by Manulife Asset Management across the globe. As President, he is responsible for developing and executing Manulife Asset Management’s strategy in North America. Additionally, he is President of Manulife Asset Management Trust Company, LLC and President of Declaration Management & Research LLC. Barry brings 26 years of global investment experience managing investment organizations, investment teams and institutional clients’ assets. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA in finance and of Northeastern University where he earned a Masters of Business Administration. Barry also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Chris 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 and fixed income investment strategies. Chris is a member of the Manulife Asset Management Executive Committee and brings 28 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.
Jacqui Allard is Head of Operations and Chief Information Officer of the Investment Division of Manulife Financial. As Head of Operations and Chief Information Officer, Jacqui is responsible for all investment operations and information technology functions globally for the Investment Division, which includes Manulife Asset Management, Private Asset Management and the General Fund investment businesses of Manulife. Jacqui is a member of Manulife Asset Management's Executive Committee and our Product Steering Committee. Jacqui joined the firm in 2008 and is located in Toronto, Canada. Jacqui joined Manulife from State Street Corporation, where she was Senior Vice President and Regional Head of State Street's Global Technology Services (Americas). Prior to this she held a variety of senior operational and technology roles for State Street in Boston, Sydney and London, and worked as an institutional client relationship executive at Bank of Ireland Asset Management in Dublin. Jacqui holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management from Bentley Graduate School of Business in Massachusetts and an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics and History from Queen's University in Ontario. Jacqui is Chair of the Advisory Council of "Serve!" and is Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC). She is also a member of the Advisory Committee of Women in Capital Markets.
Anthony G. Ostler, MBA, CFA, FRM, is the Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer for Manulife Asset Management. He has global responsibility for marketing and communications, strategy and business development and product development. Product management, sales support and consultant relations also report to Anthony with a dual reporting relationship into local sales leadership.Previously, Anthony was Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, for Manulife Financial. As part of the Management Committee, Anthony acted as the Company’s primary liaison with the investment community. Anthony joined Manulife in 2010 from Canaccord Financial Inc. where he held the position of SVP, Enterprise Information & Risk Management. Earlier at Canaccord, he was SVP, Investor Relations & Communications, during which he successfully led the equity IPO of the company. Prior to Canaccord, Anthony was with the Royal Bank of Canada within the Corporate Treasury group and Investor Relations. Anthony’s extensive experience also includes tenure at A.T. Kearney Ltd. Anthony is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Financial Risk Manager with the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He is the Chair of the Board of the Ivey Alumni Association and has held a number of leadership volunteer roles in support of social services agencies in British Columbia and Toronto.
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.
James is based in Hong Kong and oversees Asia’s Institutional Sales, Product Management, Client Relationship and Sales Administration teams within the region.James is a veteran investment professional with over 18 years' experience in Asia's asset management industry. He joins Manulife Asset Management from Vision Investment Management (Asia) Limited, where he spent over 10 years as Managing Director. His duties included asset gathering, client servicing and establishing global distribution relationships. His clients included major pension plans, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds and family offices globally. Prior to Vision, James was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC and Sales Director at Scudder Kemper Investments (Asia) Limited. James started his career with Jardine Fleming Unit Trusts Limited in Hong Kong.
James holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Finance and Marketing) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
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