manulife am enters european institutional market
By Chang Lin Zhu, 26 Nov 13
Manulife Asset Management, the global asset management arm of Canada-based Manulife Financial has expanded its sales network into the European institutional market.
The company has expanded the role of James Chen to head of institutional business and relationship management, international, from head of institutional business & relationship management, Asia. It has also hired James Wheeler as head of institutional sales, Europe & Middle East.
"Based in the company's Hong Kong office, Wheeler will draw on his extensive institutional sales experience in the European market to deliver our increasingly diverse range of public market and private asset investment opportunities to institutional investors in the region," Chen said.
Manulife Asset Management's European market entry "builds on its success in Asia, where its broad investment capabilities and product offerings have helped it secure a string of institutional wins that include central bank, sovereign wealth fund and public pension fund mandates,” the company said.
Wheeler has more than 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. He spent the past nine years with Legal & General Investment Management in London, including the last six years as senior client sales & relationship manager focusing on European institutional clients.
As of 30 September, assets under management for Manulife Asset Management were US$258bn (£159.69bn).
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