Manulife Investment Management announces promotions and updates to fixed-income teams reflecting depth and strength of global franchise

News Release

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For Immediate Release
February 15, 2022

TORONTO (February 15, 2022) - A hallmark of Manulife Investment Management’s organization is the depth and strength of its global investment teams. This trait is evident in how talent is developed and nurtured through training and mentoring, advancement opportunities, and thoughtful succession planning. Consistent with these objectives, Manulife Investment Management is pleased to announce promotions and updates to its fixed-income investment teams, which the firm believes strengthens the global organization for today and for the years ahead.

“We’re excited to make these announcements to the global fixed-income franchise, a more than 150-person-deep bench of talented investment professionals who practice a team-based approach to portfolio management,” said Christopher P. Conkey, CFA, head of public markets, Manulife Investment Management. “We’re confident that the teams’ investment philosophies and collaborative processes will remain unchanged and will continue to help our clients reach their investment goals.” 

Updates to the global multi-sector team 

  • Daniel S. Janis III, head of global multi-sector fixed income, has announced his plan to retire on March 15, 2023.
  • Christopher M. Chapman, CFA, portfolio manager, has been promoted and named co-head of the team, effective immediately, to help ensure a smooth transition for clients over the next 13 months. Chris will report to John F. Addeo, CFA, CIO of global fixed income, Manulife Investment Management.
  • Dan will continue to oversee all portfolio management efforts through the transition in support of the team’s strategies and clients’ agreed-on investment objectives. Chris will become head of the team on Dan’s retirement. 

Newly formed global credit team

  • The U.S. high-yield and preferred income teams have been combined to form the global credit team. 
  • Caryn E. Rothman, CFA, is being promoted to senior portfolio manager and head of the global credit team, effective March 31, 2022.
  • John F. Addeo, CFA, will no longer be a listed portfolio manager on any of the team’s Canadian retail products. John will continue in his role as Global Fixed Income Chief Investment Officer, providing leadership and oversight of the entire Global Fixed Income Team.

“We congratulate Dan on his achievements over his 38-year career in the investment industry and thank him for his work on behalf of Manulife Investment Management and our clients. We have every expectation that the team will continue to build on his significant contributions,” said John Addeo. “These announcements reflect both the depth and talent of the investment teams and how the research and trading functions have enhanced the exchange of information and offered insight and perspective from all aspects of the fixed-income and currency markets to contribute to performance outcomes,” John added.

“I’m extremely proud of the team we’ve built over the past 23 years, the relationships we’ve formed, and the outcomes we've achieved for clients,” said Daniel S. Janis III, head of global multi-sector fixed income, Manulife Investment Management. “This is a truly robust global team that showcases the strength and diversity of our company.”  

About Manulife Investment Management

Manulife Investment Management is the global brand for the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than a century of financial stewardship and the full resources of our parent company to serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. Headquartered in Toronto, our leading capabilities in public and private markets are strengthened by an investment footprint that spans 18 geographies. We complement these capabilities by providing access to a network of unaffiliated asset managers from around the world. We’re committed to investing responsibly across our businesses. We develop innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing, collaboratively engage with companies in our securities portfolios, and maintain a high standard of stewardship where we own and operate assets, and we believe in supporting financial well-being through our workplace retirement plans. Today, plan sponsors around the world rely on our retirement plan administration and investment expertise to help their employees plan for, save for, and live a better retirement.

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About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services provider that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we provide financial advice and insurance, operating as Manulife across Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Through Manulife Investment Management, the global brand for our global wealth and asset management segment, we serve individuals, institutions and retirement plan members worldwide. Our principal operations are in Asia and Canada, and the United States, where we have served customers for more than 155 years. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong. In the previous 12 months we made CAD$31.8 billion in payments to our customers.

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