Global Healthcare

The strategy invests in healthcare companies worldwide, seeking long-term growth of capital by focusing on healthcare companies that meet the team’s guiding principles. This approach allows for a diversified portfolio of high-conviction stocks within the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, healthcare equipment and supplies, healthcare services, and life sciences subsectors.


The team believes consistent outperformance can be achieved by investing in healthcare companies that address unmet medical needs, pursue underappreciated market opportunities, and demonstrate an ability to bend the healthcare cost curve. The team believes investment opportunities that meet these objectives, purchased at a discount to intrinsic value, should lead to outperformance over a full market cycle.

Managed by

Steven G. Slaughter

Portfolio Manager, Capital Appreciation

Steven is a managing director and portfolio manager at Manulife Investment Management, and is the lead portfolio manager for the global healthcare strategy, providing dedicated research on the healthcare sector for all diversified strategies managed by the company’s capital appreciation team. Before joining the company, Steve was a portfolio manager at Oak Ridge Investments. and worked at UBS Global Asset Management, where he directed healthcare investments for U.S. core and global portfolios. He has a background in private equity, and held various corporate management roles within the healthcare industry, including Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Labs, and Elan Pharmaceuticals.

  • Education: B.S. in Biology, University of Notre Dame; M.B.A., Northwestern University
  • Joined the company: 2018
  • Began career: 1986
Steven G. Slaughter

William Hamlyn, ASIP

Senior Investment Analyst, Capital Appreciation

Will is a senior investment analyst for Manulife Investment Management (Europe), responsible for the analysis of European equities; he’s also part of the portfolio management team of the global healthcare strategy. Previously, Will worked at Citigroup and AXA Investment Managers.  He holds the Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals designation, and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the U.K.

  • Education: B.A. in Economics, Manchester University; M.A. in Finance, Exeter University
  • Joined the company: 2007
  • Began career: 1996
William Hamlyn, ASIP


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