Personal Biography


Frances Donald


Frances Donald


Global Chief Economist and Global Head of Macroeconomic Strategy, Multi-Asset Solutions Team

Career Start Date


Frances forecasts global macroeconomic and financial trends, analyzes the economy and capital markets for potential opportunities and risks, and serves as a thought leader both within the firm and externally. As a senior member of the firm’s multi-asset solutions team, she coordinates global macro research, assists in the team’s return forecasting process, and contributes to portfolio positioning views.

Prior to joining Manulife, Frances worked as a financial economist for Scotiabank in Toronto, and before that as a global macro analyst for Pavilion Global Markets in Montreal. Earlier in her career, she held various positions at Deloitte, Roubini Global Economics, and Bank of Canada. Frances is a frequent public speaker and regularly appears in international media, including Bloomberg and CNBC. 

  • Education: B.A. in Economics, Queen's University; M.A. in Economics, New York University
  • Joined the company: 2016
  • Began career: 2008