Hugues Rinfret, CFA®, FRM

Managing Director, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Agriculture, Manulife Investment Management


Hugues is responsible for the development and execution of agriculture investment strategies and growth initiatives, working closely with the Global Head of Agriculture. Hugues is also responsible for identifying and mitigating risk exposures related to Manulife Investment Management’s agriculture Investment process, products and client investments. Hugues is a member of the Natural Resource Investment Committee (NRIC). He oversees portfolio construction and management function, and ensures investment processes and policies are current across the platform. He also plays a lead role in investment entity governance and appropriate risk framework for our clients. Additionally, he manages the Economic Research, Portfolio Management & Client Service (PMCS) and Global Water Resource.

Hugues previously served as Global Head of Valuation, managing the valuation team, financial models, investment plans and analyses for the firm’s global agriculture clients across the US, Canada, Australia and Chile. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Hugues served as the Director of Research with MetLife Agricultural Investments and as a Senior Industry Analyst with SunTrust Bank, where he developed a market risk analysis platform for the food and agribusiness portfolios. Hugues holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations. He also grew up on a dairy and cash crop farm near Montreal, Canada.

  • Education: A.D., Farm Management, B.S., Agronomy, M.S., Agricultural Economics, McGill University
  • Joined the company: 2017
  • Began career: 1993



United States

Service Languages

  • English
  • French