Viewpoints by Alan Wicks, CFA, at Manulife Investment Management
Alan Wicks is a senior managing director and senior portfolio manager for Manulife Investment Management. Alan is founder and team leader for the Value Equity team. The team has won numerous investment awards and accolades over the past 20 years. 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. Alan is the lead manager for all Balanced Strategies. After joining Manulife Asset Management in 1996, Alan held positions of progressive responsibility in equity investment analysis and management before assuming leadership of Value Equity team. Alan is a CFA charterholder.
“Past performance does not guarantee future results” is a truism in the investment business, and for good reason. But the past does rhyme, and it therefore gives us clues about the future direction of markets.Read more
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