Manulife Asset Management Expands U.S. Consultant Relations Team

BOSTON, June 26, 2015 /CNW/ -- Manulife Asset Management said today that it has expanded its global consultant relations team by appointing Yana Turner as a Managing Director and Casey Satterlee as Director, Consultant Relations. Both appointments are effective today. Ms. Turner and Ms. Satterlee report to Brian Torrisi, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Consultant Relations. Ms. Turner is based in the firm's Chicago office; Ms. Satterlee is Boston-based.

"We are very happy to welcome Yana and Casey to our global consultant relations team. As Manulife Asset Management continues to grow its institutional business, and as consultants play an ever-increasing role with our clients and prospects, we are committed to fielding a team that works effectively and efficiently with the consultant community," said Mr. Torrisi. "Yana brings with her 20-plus years of experience in investment consulting, institutional sales and relationship management. Casey has served in consultant relations and client service roles. Both individuals will be essential in managing consultant relationships and providing support to our team."

As Managing Director, Consultant Relations, Ms. Turner is responsible for helping to develop and execute the consultant relations plan for Manulife Asset Management. Previously, she was Executive Director and Head of Defined Contribution with MSCI, Inc. in Chicago. Prior to that she was Director, Consultant Relations Manager with UBS Global Asset Management, also in Chicago, and spent eight years as a consultant at several firms.  She holds a BS in Finance/Marketing from DePaul University in Chicago.

Ms. Satterlee most recently was with Dimensional Fund Advisors in Austin, Texas, as a consultant relations associate. Before that, she worked in global consultant relations for Wellington Management Company, LLP. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of San Diego.

About Manulife Asset Management

Manulife Asset Management is the global asset management arm of Manulife, providing comprehensive asset management solutions for investors. This investment expertise extends across a broad range of public and private asset classes, as well as asset allocation solutions. As at March 31, 2015, assets under management for Manulife Asset Management were approximately C$383 billion (US$302 billion).

Manulife Asset Management's public markets units have investment expertise across a broad range of asset classes including public equity and fixed income, and asset allocation strategies.  Offices with full investment capabilities are located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. In addition, Manulife Asset Management has a joint venture asset management business in China, Manulife TEDA. The public markets units of Manulife Asset Management also provide investment management services to affiliates' retail clients through product offerings of Manulife and John Hancock. John Hancock Asset Management and Declaration Management and Research are units of Manulife Asset Management.

Additional information about Manulife Asset Management may be found at ManulifeAM.com.

About Manulife

Manulife is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. We operate as John Hancock in the U.S. and as Manulife in other parts of the world. We provide strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for our customers' significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Assets under management by Manulife and its subsidiaries were approximately C$821 billion (US$648 billion) as at March 31, 2015.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife can be found on the Internet at manulife.com

SOURCE Manulife Asset Management

For further information: BETH MCGOLDRICK, 617-663-4751, Beth_mcgoldrick@manulifeam.com, http://manulife.com


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