BOSTON, March 7, 2016 /CNW/ -- Manulife Asset Management has appointed Diana Stockwell to a new position as Head of Latin American Sales and Relationship Management, supporting the firm's distribution initiative there. The appointment was effective February 16. Ms. Stockwell reports to Frank Saeli, Head of Distribution, U.S. & Latin America.
"As we continue to expand our global business footprint, we are confident Diana's extensive experience building relationships across Latin America will help us accelerate our growth plans and better serve our customers wherever they are based," said Mr. Saeli. "Diana has spent more than a decade working with clients in Latin America and more than 16 years in the asset management industry."
Prior to joining Manulife Asset Management, Ms. Stockwell was Vice President – Head of Latin American Sales and Relationship Management at State Street Global Advisors. She holds an undergraduate degree in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University and a Masters in International Business and Strategy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Furthering its global expansion, Manulife Asset Management has taken several other major steps recently, including last summer's appointment of Claude Chene as its London-based Global Head of Distribution, and in December of Robert Corbally to lead product in Europe and support its distribution initiative there.
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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 December 31, 2015, assets under management for Manulife Asset Management were approximately C$417 billion (US$301 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 2015, we had approximately 34,000 employees, 63,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving 20 million customers. At the end of December 2015, we had $935 billion (US$676 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made more than $24.6 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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