Canadian Large-Cap Growth Equity Strategy

The strategy seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in Canadian large-cap securities with a growth bias.


The team believes that long-term outperformance comes from bottom-up selection of stocks of companies with excellent growth characteristics benefiting from strong long-term investment trends and from top-down sector allocation accounting for economic and market trends.

Managed by

Noman Ali, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Growth Equity

Noman leads the firm’s growth equity team and is responsible for managing Canadian and North American growth equity mandates. Previously, he worked on Manulife Investment Management’s U.S. equity team, where he was responsible for large-, mid-, and small-cap U.S. equity mandates for clients worldwide. Prior to joining the firm, Noman was head of research at AKD Securities in his native Pakistan. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. 

  • Education: M.B.A., Karachi University
  • Joined the company: 1999
  • Began career: 1995
Noman Ali, CFA

Luciano Orengo, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Growth Equity

Luciano is a member of the firm’s growth equity team and is responsible for managing Canadian and North American small- and mid-cap equity mandates. Prior to joining the firm, he was a research analyst for the Canadian Shareowner Association and for The Fund Counsel. Luciano holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

  • Education: B.A., Economics, Ottawa University; M.A., Economics, McGill University
  • Joined the company: 2001
  • Began career: 1997
Luciano Orengo, CFA


At Manulife Investment Management, we offer investment strategies through a variety of vehicles to suit a broad range of client needs. Contact our institutional sales or consultant relations team to find out if this strategy/vehicle is offered in your region. 

  • Separate accounts

    Our separate accounts and separately managed accounts (SMAs) are designed for institutions and high-net-worth clients seeking tailored investment solutions and direct ownership of securities. 

  • CITs

    Our professionally managed collective investment trusts (CITs) are available in certain qualified retirement plans.

  • Mutual funds

    Mutual funds are liquid, professionally managed portfolios which are available to both institutional and retail investors.


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