TORONTO and HONG KONG, Jan. 28, 2016 /CNW/ -- Geoff Lewis has joined Manulife Asset Management as Senior Strategist, Asia, on the Capital Markets & Strategy team. The appointment was effective December 2, 2015. Mr. Lewis, who is based in Hong Kong, reports directly to Bob Boyda, team head in Boston, and locally to Peter Warnes, Senior Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Solutions Group, International.
"Geoff brings to our firm more than 40 years' experience as an economist, capital markets analyst and strategist. In his new role at Manulife Asset Management, he will be a key contributor to our capital markets, asset allocation and active management teams in Canada and the US, providing thought leadership insights centered on Asia across a wide array of equity, fixed income, currency and commodity markets. We are pleased to welcome him and look forward to working together for the benefit of our clients globally," said Mr. Boyda.
Most recently, Mr. Lewis was with JP Morgan Asset Management in Hong Kong, first as a bridge between investors and portfolio managers and more recently as Global Market Strategist focusing on Asia. He has been a familiar author and face across multiple media outlets including Bloomberg, Reuters and CNBC.
Prior to his role at JP Morgan, Mr. Lewis was Chief Economist for Dresdner, Kleinwort Benson and prior to that, Smith New Court Far East. His work has also ranged from policy development for the Economics division of the UK Treasury, to economic planning on behalf of a co-operative arrangement between the UK and Japan. He also served as the Chief Strategist for an asset management organization, where he played a critical client-facing role.
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 September 30, 2015, assets under management for Manulife Asset Management were approximately C$393 billion (US$294 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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Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group providing forward-thinking solutions to help people with their big financial decisions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2014, we had 28,000 employees, 58,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving 20 million customers. At the end of September 2015, we had $888 billion (US$663 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made more than $23 billion in benefits, interest and other payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong. Follow Manulife on Twitter @ManulifeNews or visit www.manulife.com or www.johnhancock.com.
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