Manulife Investments Announces Change to Portfolio Management Team

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TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Manulife Investments today announced that Jaime Ramos Martin will replace Stephen Weeple, who has left Standard Life Investments (SLI), as portfolio manager of the Manulife Global Equity Unconstrained Fund and Manulife Global Equity Unconstrained Class, effective immediately. Jaime joins the five-person Global Equity Team and will report to Mikhail Zverev, Head of the Global Equity Team who has been managing assets in this strategy since 2010. The Global Equity Team at SLI draws on the research and analysis done by the broader Equity Team globally which consists of over 60 talented investment professionals. The team's Focus on Change approach remains unchanged.

Jaime Ramos Martin has 17 years of experience, 10 of which have been with SLI and follows a team-based approach. He has been responsible for managing a US equity mandate, along with having analyst responsibility for the US insurance and medical technology sectors and idea generation for the team. 

About Manulife Investments

Manulife Investments, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited, builds on 125 years of Manulife's wealth and investment management expertise in managing assets for Canadian investors. As one of Canada's leading integrated financial services providers, Manulife Investments offers a variety of products and services including segregated fund contracts, mutual funds, annuities and guaranteed interest contracts. 

About Manulife

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 September 2016, we had $966 billion (US$736 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made more than $24.4 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 manulife.com or johnhancock.com.

SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation

For further information: Media contact: Bev MacLean, Manulife, 416-852-8501, Beverley_Maclean@manulife.com, @ManulifeNews

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