Manulife Investment Management appoints Myron Zhu as Head of Private Markets, Asia

News Release

For Immediate Release
September 5, 2019


Hong Kong – As part of its commitment to providing a comprehensive range of investment solutions for investors, Manulife Investment Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Myron Zhu as Head of Private Markets, Asia, effective August 26th, 2019.

Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Zhu will be responsible for enhancing Manulife’s Private Markets franchise in Asia, with a focus on developing and executing third party strategies that will distinguish its specialized investment capabilities to address investors’ needs.

Reporting to Stephen Blewitt, Global Head of Private Markets, Mr. Zhu will work closely with team members in North America to expand and deliver a diverse range of private asset offerings to investors globally.

Mr. Zhu brings over 20 years of industry experience to the team. He was previously Co-Head of Private Equity, Asia Pacific at Aberdeen Standard Investments, and before that was Executive Director and Head of Alternative Investments of Chief Investment Office, Asia at JP Morgan Chase Bank. He was previously on the private equity teams of DBS Bank in Hong Kong and AIG Capital Partners in New York.

“We are pleased to have Myron leading our private markets efforts in Asia. As a growth engine of today’s global economy, Asia is a significant business and investment opportunity for us,” said Mr. Blewitt. “We believe Myron’s extensive experience will help strengthen our private assets business in the region and unlock new and exciting investment opportunities for our clients.”

“I am excited to become part of the team that already holds a strong global reputation in private market investments,” said Mr. Zhu. “I look forward to contributing to the growth of Manulife Investment Management’s private markets business in the region and to buildout our range of investment solutions to clients.”

Michael Dommermuth, Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Asia said, “Manulife’s commitment to Asia is reflected in our ongoing effort to provide specialized services and investment solutions to meet our clients’ needs. We believe that with Myron joining the organization, the development of our on-the-ground private markets capabilities and expertise will accelerate our private assets offering in this region. ”




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1. Source: MFC financials. Global Wealth and Asset Management AUMA at June 30, 2019 was C$844 billion and includes C$191 billion of assets managed on behalf of other segments and C$136 billion of assets under administration.



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