Manulife Asset Management Hires Othman Domiati as Head of Sales and Relationship Management, Middle East

TORONTO and LONDON, April 5, 2016 /CNW/ -- Manulife Asset Management has hired Othman Domiati as Managing Director and Head of Sales and Relationship Management, Middle East. Operating out of the firm's London office, Mr. Domiati reports to Marco Zanuso, CAIA, Head of Distribution for Europe ex-UK and the Middle East.

"Othman has varied and deep experience in asset management and capital markets, having been on the marketing and client facing side for the past 30 years," said Mr. Zanuso. "As we continue to build out our sales team for Europe and the Middle East, we are pleased to add someone of his caliber and expertise to our efforts." 

Most recently, Mr. Domiati helped establish Erste Bank of Austria's Capital Markets business in the Middle East. He previously served in a capital-raising role for ECM Asset Management and for Wells Fargo Asset Management, raising funds from the Middle Eastern region focusing on Sovereign Wealth Funds, government institutions and Central Banks.

Mr. Domiati has held various positions with Merrill Lynch, Abn Amro BANK, and UBS in London.

A native of Beirut, he speaks English, French, Italian, German and Arabic. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from Insead, Fontainebleau, France.

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 December 31, 2015, assets under management for Manulife Asset Management were approximately US$301 billion (GBP£204 billion, EUR€277 billion, C$417 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 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 or


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