Manulife Asset Management Names Robert Corbally to Lead Product in Europe

TORONTO and LONDON, Dec. 7, 2015 /CNW/ -- Manulife Asset Management has named Robert Corbally to a new position leading product in Europe and supporting its distribution initiative there. Mr. Corbally joined the firm as a Managing Director on the Global Product Team based in London, effective November 2, and reports to Ian Filderman, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Product.

"As we continue to build our business in Europe, we are confident that Robert's extensive experience with product development and management in Europe will help us accelerate our business plans and expand our global product offerings for our clients," said Mr. Filderman. "Robert has developed and managed an array of investments, including both traditional assets and alternatives, and we are pleased to welcome him to Manulife Asset Management."

Most recently, Mr. Corbally was with Standard Life Investments Limited as a Senior Product Development Manager, and prior to that had similar roles with Ignis Asset Management and with Aviva investors UK. He also worked on the product side with Prudential and Skandia Global Funds and he holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

Furthering its business expansion into Europe, Manulife Asset Management has taken several additional major steps recently, including the appointment last summer of Claude Chene as its London-based Global Head of Distribution. Late last year the firm added a new Global Emerging Markets Equity portfolio management team consisting of Kathryn Langridge and Philip Ehrmann, also based in London.

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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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 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 or


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