Viewpoints by Nathan Thooft, CFA, at Manulife Investment Management
Nathan Thooft, CFA, is a senior managing director, senior portfolio manager and global head of the Asset Allocation Team at Manulife Investment Management. The Asset Allocation Team is responsible for the development and growth of Manulife’s asset allocation solutions for individual and institutional investors in the US, Canada and Asia. Solutions include target risk, target date as well as a wide array of strategic, tactical and absolute return multi-asset class portfolios. During his time with Manulife, Nathan has served in many senior asset allocation and research roles spanning Canada, Asia and the US. As head of the Asset Allocation Team, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Manulife’s asset allocation franchise, including portfolio management, research and development, product development, business development and trading. Previously, Nathan was vice president and director of investments, Investment Management Services (IMS), for John Hancock Financial, the US division of Manulife Financial Corp. Nathan was responsible for leading manager research efforts, asset class research, and for the development and daily monitoring of investment platforms in the US and Asia. Prior to joining John Hancock, Nathan was a senior portfolio analyst within the investment management division of Fidelity Investments, where he was responsible for research and investment communications for the small- and midcap equity teams. Nathan also served as vice president, senior product consultant at RBC Wealth Management, a leading US broker dealer. In that role, he developed customized asset allocation and investment strategies, evaluated traditional and alternative investment managers, and consulted for a large national brokerage force. Nathan is a CFA charterholder, and he is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA Institute.
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