Oliver S. Williams IV, CFA®

Global Head of Agriculture Investments


Oliver leads Manulife Investment Management’s institutional agriculture investment program, overseeing investment underwriting and portfolio management, acquisitions and dispositions, resource planning and analysis, client account management, economic research, and property management. He’s a member of the senior management team for the firm’s timberland and agriculture businesses and serves on the executive committee. He also leads the farmland management team, serves on the farmland investment committee, and chairs company boards for the firm’s Australian investment vehicles. Previously, Oliver served as head of Hancock Agricultural Investment Group, where he was responsible for client account management, acquisition and disposition activity, integrated farm operations, and asset management. Prior to that, Oliver served as director of asset management.  Prior to joining the firm in 1997, he spent several years with First Pioneer Farm Credit, where he was responsible for evaluating and appraising farmland and farm businesses for potential loans. Oliver is a CFA® charterholder and is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and of the CFA Society Boston. 

  • Education: B.S., Agricultural Economics, Cornell University
  • Joined the company: 1997
  • Began career: 1993



United States

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  • English