Prakash Chaudhari, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Essential Equity, Manulife Investment Management

Prakash is a senior portfolio manager for the firm’s essential equity team. The team manages multiple strategies for institutional and retail clients, including Canadian all-cap equity, Canadian large-cap value equity, Canadian focused equity, dividend income, U.S. dividend income, Canadian balanced, U.S. balanced, and global balanced. Prior to joining the team, Prakash completed Manulife Investment Management’s division rotational program. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. 

Education: M.B.A., York University

Joined Company: 2000

Began Career: 2000


1 On April 20, 2018, the Manulife Preferred Income Class merged into the Manulife Dividend Income Class. 2 Formerly Manulife Canadian Focused Class 3 Formerly Manulife Canadian Focused Fund 4 On April 20, 2018, the Manulife U.S. Dividend Income Registered Fund merged into the Manulife U.S. Dividend Income Fund.  5 On May 25, 2018, the Manulife Unhedged U.S. Monthly High Income Fund merged into the Manulife U.S. Monthly High Income Fund. 6 On August 3, 2021, the Manulife Value Balanced Class was renamed Manulife Global Monthly High Income Class. 7 On August 3, 2021, the Manulife Value Balanced Fund was renamed Manulife Global Monthly High Income Fund.

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