Manulife Asset Management Adds Jason Fromer as Head Currency Trader

BOSTON, July 27, 2015 /CNW/ -- Manulife Asset Management said that it has hired Jason Fromer as Managing Director and Head Currency Trader, a new position at the firm. The appointment was effective July 6. Based in the firm's Boston office, Mr. Fromer reports to John F. Addeo, CFA, Senior Managing Director and Deputy CIO US Fixed Income.

"Jason's hiring represents a significant commitment of resources to our firm's currency management and trading capabilities, and we are pleased to welcome him to Manulife Asset Management," said Mr. Addeo. "He will round out our global currency trading capability, working closely with our Strategic Fixed Income team – Dan Janis, Kisoo Park and Chris Chapman. In addition to his strong buy-side and sell-side relationships, Jason has experience in trading system development, which is important to us as the complexity of our product suite and trading capability continues to expand."

Mr. Fromer has extensive product knowledge in derivative markets, commodities, currencies and debt. Most recently he was with State Street Global Markets where he was a VP of Foreign Exchange Sales. Prior to that, Mr. Fromer was Head Currency Trader at Putnam Investments. In addition, he worked on the macro trading desk at Soros Fund Management. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Bryant University.

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.

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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

SOURCE Manulife Asset Management

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