Global multi-sector fixed-income team
The Manulife global multi-sector fixed-income team has an average 30 years of experience managing portfolios for retail investors, with portfolio managers located in Boston and Hong Kong.
The global multi-sector difference
- Constant vigilance—Using the global resources of the team and strength of Manulife’s global footprint of supporting traders, research analysts, and risk managers located on the ground in Boston and Hong Kong, funds are managed 24 hours a day 6 days a week.
- Flexibility—Fund mandates are highly flexible and dynamic in nature, which allows the team to take advantage of changing credit and currency markets
- Risk managers first—The team focuses on four key risks: interest rate, credit, currency, and liquidity while adhering to a disciplined investment approach that combines fundamental top-down and bottom-up analysis.
Get to know the Manulife global multi-sector fixed-income team
The sun never sets on the funds the team manages. Team members are located in Boston and Hong Kong, and combined with Manulife’s global footprint of supporting traders, research analysts, and risk managers, funds are managed 24 hours a day, 6 days a week (markets are closed on the weekend, but due to a time difference, Asian markets are open while it’s still Sunday in Boston).
Team members see themselves as risk managers first and foremost. Every decision they make is focused on the four key risks of fixed-income investing: interest-rate, credit, currency, and liquidity risk. Their funds tend to be highly flexible, incorporating dynamic asset allocation and active currency management which allows them to take advantage of changing credit and currency markets. Few competitors in Canada can match this team’s expertise in managing currency risk. They employ both risk-reducing and return-enhancing hedging strategies.
Meet the team behind the funds
Left to right:
Senior Investment Analyst, Boston
Investing since 2008
Charles C. Tomes
Director and Associate Portfolio Manager, Boston
Investing since 2008
Thomas C. Goggins
Senior Portfolio Manager, Boston
Investing since 1987
Daniel S. Janis, III
Head of Global Multi-Sector Fixed Income, Boston
Investing since 1984
Portfolio Manager, Hong Kong
Investing since 1986
Christopher Chapman, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Boston
Investing since 1999
Global Macro Strategist, Boston
Investing since 1992
Christopher Smith, CFA, CAIA
Director and Senior Portfolio Analyst, Boston
Investing since 2008
Team members and responsibilities listed are as of August 1, 2021.
The team aims to generate returns by investing primarily in a portfolio of global government and corporate bonds, including emerging markets and high-yield securities. Currency management enables them to further diversify the portfolio, mitigate risk, and potentially add returns. By expanding the investment universe to include multiple sectors and currencies, they look to increase potential return while reducing risk.
The process allows the team to focus on the management of four key risks to the portfolio—credit, liquidity, interest rate, and currency—while being able to access the most attractive opportunities from any fixed-income asset from any area in the world.
Portfolio managers may use some or all of the techniques described. No investment strategy or risk management technique can guarantee returns or eliminate risk in any market environment. Characteristics, guidelines, and constraints are for illustrative purposes only. They may change at any time and may differ for a specific account.
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