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Benjamin W. Forssell, CFA, is a managing director and global multi-asset client portfolio manager at Manulife Investment Management. Benjamin supports investment capabilities within Manulife’s multi-asset solutions team (MAST). The multi-asset solutions team is tasked with the design, delivery and management of bespoke cross-asset class investment solutions that include pension and retirement solutions, risk management- and outcome-oriented solutions, and multi-manager portfolios including both public and private assets. Solutions may be absolute return, peer- or benchmark-relative and are delivered in many formats including mutual fund (including fund-of-fund), pooled, segregated and customized. Asset allocation solutions include target risk, target date and a wide array of strategic, tactical and absolute return multi-asset class portfolios.
Benjamin heads up the North American client portfolio manager team supporting MAST and his responsibilities include all aspects of product management, assisting client facing teams in the effective communication and positioning of Manulife IM’s asset allocation capabilities with clients, prospects and consultants.
Prior to joining Manulife’s asset management organization, Benjamin was assistant vice president & head of platform development for Manulife’s Asia wealth management team based in Hong Kong, managing fund selection and development for Manulife’s wealth management businesses in Asia. Prior to joining Asia wealth management, Benjamin worked for Manulife/John Hancock in the United States in various roles including fund selection for Manulife’s US-based wealth management businesses and a role in sales, selling separately managed accounts to independent financial advisors targeting high net worth individuals. Benjamin started his career at Lord, Abbett & Company selling mutual funds, retirement plans and separately managed accounts to financial advisors across the United States. Benjamin is a CFA charterholder.
Education: Colgate University, BA in Philosophy and Religion, 2000
Joined Company: 2013
Began Career: 2000