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Altaf is responsible for managing client portfolios for the Canadian fixed-income team; his specialties include investment-grade corporate debt investments and asset allocation. He represented the firm, for a two-year term, as the only Canadian member on the Fixed-Income Advisory Committee of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a committee of international representatives mandated to deliver research, tools, and events to support PRI signatories globally; he’s also a member of the firm’s Sustainable Investment Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Altaf was head of Canadian credit research at RBC Capital Markets. Other previous roles include working as a senior financial analyst at DBRS and as a financial analyst and manager with the Canadian government’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Altaf holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Education: M.B.A., Schulich School of Business, York University; B.A., Economics and History, University of Toronto
Joined the company: 2014
Began career: 1998
1 On April 6, 2018, the Manulife Canadian Monthly Income Class was renamed the Manulife Fundamental Income Class. On April 20, 2018, the Manulife Canadian Opportunities Balanced Class merged into the Manulife Fundamental Income Class. 2 Formerly Manulife Canadian Monthly Income Fund. On May 25, 2018, the Manulife Canadian Opportunities Balanced Fund merged into the Manulife Fundamental Income Fund.
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