Personal Biography


Stephen J. Blewitt


Stephen J. Blewitt


Global Head of Private Markets

Asset Manager

Steve is responsible for developing and commercializing Manulife Investment Management’s private markets assets for the benefit of the firm’s clients. The private markets platform offers long-term solutions for clients by leveraging the firm’s expertise across private equity, private credit, timberland, farmland, real estate, infrastructure, and private placement debt. Steve joined Manulife in 1982 and was most recently head of Hancock Capital Management (HCM), where he was responsible for the team’s private equity and private credit investment programs. Prior to joining HCM, he spent 12 years as the team leader and member of the industrial and consumer products team of John Hancock’s North American corporate finance group, and 6 years in John Hancock’s group pensions department. 

  • Education: B.A. in Economics, University of Chicago; M.B.A., Boston University
  • Joined the company: 1982
  • Began career: 1982