Capital Markets Strategy

Navigating markets and building better portfolios

Capital Markets Strategy insights

The output of the team's work is through written reports, audio and video recordings, conference calls, and webcasts. The team regularly contributes to Manulife Investment Management’s publications. Team members are often asked to share their insight on radio and television, and are regularly quoted in the press.

  • Investments Unplugged

    An insightful and lively podcast hosted by our Capital Markets Strategy team, that gives you access to ideas and insight from a range of market experts from Manulife Investment Management.

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  • Investment Notes

    Our commentary offers a regular analysis of key market events and examines the implications for investors.

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Get to know the Capital Markets Strategy team

The Capital Markets Strategy team, under Manulife Investment Management, has a range of investment strategy responsibilities, from market and economic analysis to investor education. The team analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Manulife Investment Management. They work with the portfolio management teams to provide clients and investment intermediaries with commentary on strategies and asset allocation weightings. Their expertise spans across multiple asset classes and geographic regions.

Kevin Headland, CIM

Co-Chief Investment Strategist, Manulife Investment Management

As Co-Chief Investment Strategist, Kevin has a range of responsibilities, from market and economic analysis to investor education. He analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Manulife Investment Management, and works with the portfolio management teams to provide clients and investment intermediaries with guidance and commentary on strategies and asset allocation weightings.

Education: Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Major, Concordia University

Joined company: 2002

Began career: 2000

Macan Nia, CFA

Co-Chief Investment Strategist, Manulife Investment Management

As Co-Chief Investment Strategist, Macan has a range of responsibilities, from market and economic analysis to investor education. He analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Manulife Investment Management, and works with the portfolio management teams to provide clients and investment intermediaries with guidance and commentary on strategies and asset allocation weightings.

Education: Honors Business Administration, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

Joined company: 2008

Began career: 2011


Three investment themes you need to know for the rest of 2023

Rising costs and high inflation, recession, fluctuating markets—these things are top of mind for many investors. What can you do to protect and grow your portfolio during uncertain times? There are three investment topics you need to know about.
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Episode 86: Back to school—studying three investment themes

Many topics waltz across the minds of investors. They twirl through our thoughts and sometimes step on our toes. Two things have been leading us lately: the rise of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and its role in the markets, and the recent surprise Bank of Canada interest rate hike. We won’t dance around the subjects—there are relevant inquiries that we need to address.
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Economy dodges recession, but warning signs remain

Manulife Investment Management co-strategists Macan Nia and Kevin Headland explain why inflation and jobs data point to further weakening ahead.
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