Dan Budde, CFA

Senior Managing Director, Private Equity Funds, Manulife Investment Management


Dan is responsible for coordinating the firm’s private equity fund investment program and for sourcing, evaluating, negotiating, and monitoring private equity fund investments. Before joining Hancock Capital Management—now operating as Manulife Investment Management—he was a partner with ABRY Partners, where he was responsible for the investment activities of ABRY Mezzanine Partners. Prior to joining ABRY, he was a managing director and a member of John Hancock’s North American corporate finance group, where he spent 11 years focused on investments in the media, communications, and entertainment industries. He currently serves as limited partner advisory committee member for several private equity funds and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designations.

  • Education: B.A. in Economics, University of New Hampshire; M.B.A., Babson College
  • Joined the company: 1989; rejoined in 2005
  • Began career: 1984




Service Languages

  • English