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Paul R. Lorentz

President and CEO, Manulife Investment Management
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Paul is a member of Manulife’s executive leadership team and is the head of global wealth and asset management. In this role, Paul has direct oversight over our wealth and asset management business, including retirement, retail, and asset management solutions offered worldwide. He’s accountable for creating stronger global alignment by bringing these areas together into one single global organization. Prior to his current role, Paul served as general manager of individual wealth management and insurance for the firm’s Canadian division, overseeing Manulife Investments, Manulife Securities, Manulife Private Wealth, and Manulife Insurance. In this role, he was responsible for delivering industry-leading advice and investment and insurance solutions to Canadians. He joined Manulife in 1993 and has held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility throughout the firm’s Canadian operations. Paul is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

Education: B.Math., Mathematics, University of Waterloo

Joined the company: 1993       

Began career: 1993

Andrew G. Arnott

Global Head of Retail, Manulife Investment Management

Andrew G. Arnott is global head of retail, Manulife Investment Management, president and CEO, John Hancock Investment Management, and head of wealth and asset management, United States and Europe. Andrew is responsible for retail across all businesses and channels on a global scale. He’s also president of the John Hancock Group of Funds Board and a member of the board of directors of John Hancock Worldwide Investors. Andrew brings a wealth of organizational and industry expertise to his current roles, including more than 25 years of experience in the asset management industry.

Since 2012, Andrew has led all aspects of John Hancock Investment Management’s business, from investments, sales, marketing, finance, and product development to operations and technology. Prior to that, he held a variety of leadership positions at John Hancock with increasing responsibility.

Andrew earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and a M.S. in Finance from Northeastern University, and he holds the FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

Outside of John Hancock, Andrew serves on the board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, the board of directors for The Boston Foundation, the board of the Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy, and the ICI Board of Governors.

Stephen J. Blewitt

Global Chief Investment Officer, Private Markets, Manulife Investment Management

Steve is responsible for developing and commercializing Manulife Investment Management’s private markets assets for the benefit of the firm’s clients. The private markets platform offers long-term solutions for clients by leveraging the firm’s expertise across private equity, private credit, timberland, farmland, real estate, infrastructure, and private placement debt. Steve joined Manulife in 1982 and was most recently head of Hancock Capital Management (HCM), where he was responsible for the team’s private equity and private credit investment programs. Prior to joining HCM, he spent 12 years as the team leader and member of the industrial and consumer products team of John Hancock’s North American corporate finance group, and 6 years in John Hancock’s group pensions department.

Education: B.A., Economics, University of Chicago; M.B.A., Boston University

Joined the company: 1982

Began career: 1982

Joëlle T. Metzman

Global Chief Risk Officer, Manulife Investment Management

Joëlle is responsible for overseeing key risk exposures across the Global Wealth and Asset Management platform.  In addition, she is charged with operational risk oversight for Manulife’s general account. Prior to joining the firm, Joëlle was the Chief Risk Officer of PGIM, the investment management division of Prudential Financial. At PGIM, she implemented and maintained a risk management framework across all asset management businesses, including public fixed income, equity, real estate, mortgages, private debt, international investments, and PGIM’s mutual funds’ manufacturing and distribution platform.

Previously, Joëlle was the global head of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and operational risk at Lazard Frères, where she developed and implemented a global SOX program upon the firm’s initial public offering, as well as an operational risk program across all business lines, including investment banking and asset management.

Additionally, Joëlle spent over 10 years in internal audit with Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, where she was responsible for managing regional and global audits of various fixed-income, equity, and investment banking units, as well as support functions. She started her career with KPMG and worked in audit and consulting with the Paris, Philadelphia, and New York practices.

Joëlle holds a Master of Management degree with a concentration in Finance (Oxford), a “Diplom Kaufmann in Betriebswirtschaftslehre” (graduate degree in Economics, Berlin), and a “Diplôme des Grandes Écoles de Commerce” (Paris) from E.S.C.P. Europe, as well as a Baccalauréat in Mathematics and Physics. 

Christopher P. Conkey, CFA

Global Chief Investment Officer, Public Markets, Manulife Investment Management

Chris is responsible for all aspects of Manulife Investment Management Public Markets investment processes and the investment performance of its equity, fixed-income and solutions-oriented strategies.  He is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s investment philosophy, risk management approach and ESG integration.  He sets the “tone from the top” to ensure a strong and effective compliance and risk culture.  Chris is responsible for the attraction, development and retention of high-performing talent consistent with Manulife’s DEI commitment.  He represents the organization as a thought leader across all client segments.

Chris is responsible for the development and execution of Manulife Investment Management Public Markets business strategy, including prioritization of capital and resources across investment capabilities, including the development of new capabilities.  He drives leverage of resources across all public market asset classes, including effective use of technology, ensuring that teams have resources to deliver on investment plans.

Chris is a member of the Global Wealth & Asset Management Leadership Team, contributing to the creation and execution of its strategic vision.  He brings more than 35 years of investment management experience to his role. Before joining Manulife, he was chief investment officer (CIO) of Evergreen Investment Management, leading several distinct teams in the US and Europe managing fixed-income, equity, and liquid alternative strategies. Prior to his role as CIO at Manulife, Chris spent 3 years as Evergreen's equity CIO, following a merger between Keystone Investments and Evergreen. He spent 13 years at Keystone, where he held several portfolio management positions, culminating in the role of president and CIO. Chris holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

  • Education: B.A., Economics, Clark University; M.B.A., Boston University
  • Joined the company: 2010
  • Began career: 1983

Lee Ann E. Murray

Global Chief Information Officer, Manulife Investment Management

Lee Ann is responsible for the oversight and management of application services and information risk management across the Global Wealth and Asset Management business, which includes digital, platform services and support, application development, architecture and cloud, emerging technologies, and outsourcing activities. She also plays a leading role in the firm’s global optimization program, a multi-year, digital transformational initiative to design a global technology platform and operating model.

Prior to joining Manulife in 2017, Lee Ann was the CIO/managing director of investments, technology, and operations at MetLife. She previously held progressively senior positions over her tenures at J.P. Morgan/Bank One, RBC, and Bank of Butterfield.

Lee Ann earned an associate’s degree in business from Memorial University in Newfoundland.

John D. Danello

Global Chief Counsel, Manulife Investment Management

John is responsible for overseeing the firm’s Global Wealth and Asset Management legal teams for Asia, Canada, the European Union, and the United States. Prior to joining Manulife/John Hancock in 2005, John served as chief counsel for the life insurance and asset management businesses at Allmerica Financial. Prior to that, he was managing director and general counsel for the asset management business at Freedom Securities, a holding company of broker-dealers and investment management firms.

Earlier in his career, John was associated with the law firms Goodwin Procter and Squire Patton Boggs; he also clerked for the chief judge of the U.S. Federal District Court in Ohio’s Northern District.

John earned an A.B. from Duke University and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University. 

Kristie M. Feinberg, CFA

Global Chief Financial Officer and Global Head of Strategy, Manulife Investment Management

Kristie is responsible for financial accounting, management reporting, planning, forecasting and analysis, internal controls, and global strategy for Manulife’s wealth and asset management business globally. She’s also accountable for financial due diligence and transaction structuring on new acquisitions and transactions for the global business. Kristie provides strategic financial advice to the president and CEO of global wealth and asset management, as well as managing the relationships of a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including external auditors, regulators, insurance operating divisions, and various corporate functions.

Prior to joining the firm, Kristie was chief financial officer for the Americas and global head of treasury for Invesco; prior to that, she held progressively senior finance roles at OppenheimerFunds, including business controller and corporate treasurer. Kristie holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.

Education: B.A., Economics, St. Cloud State University; M.B.A., Finance, Columbia University

Joined the company: 2021

Began career: 1998

Michael F. Dommermuth

Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Asia, Manulife Investment Management

Based in Hong Kong, Michael is a member of Manulife Investment Management’s executive committee, its Asia division executive committee, and its global management committee. He leads the wealth and asset management businesses in Asia to address the region’s large and growing wealth management market opportunity. In this capacity, Michael's responsibilities include setting the strategic direction for continued growth across the region’s retail and institutional markets. He’s also responsible for business development, regulatory and business risk management, client relationship management, and local operational efforts for the asset management franchise in Asia.

Prior to his current appointment, Michael was the firm’s president of international asset management and, prior to that, headed Manulife Financial's investment operations in Asia (ex-Hong Kong). Before relocating to Asia, Michael was based in Boston, where he led the firm’s institutional spread-based business product development efforts from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining the company in 2001, he was based in New York, London, and Sydney as the head of various units of a global rating agency that covered leveraged finance and asset-backed securities.

Michael earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Management Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Aimee R. DeCamillo

Global Head of Retirement, Manulife Investment Management

Aimee is accountable for the strategy, growth, and overall financials of Manulife Investment Management’s retirement business around the globe. While aligning overall strategy with the nuances of local markets, she drives the efficiencies, best practices, and collaboration enabled by the firm’s global scale.

Before joining Manulife Investment Management, Aimee served as chief commercial officer and a member of the executive leadership team at Jackson Financial, Inc., leading its sales, marketing, and product organizations to deliver growth. Prior to that, Aimee was president and head of retirement plan services for T. Rowe Price. She also spent several years in leadership roles at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, including head of personal retirement solutions.

In addition to her work in the retirement industry, Aimee has been a leading presence with multiple industry associations, including the LIMRA/LOMA Secure Retirement Institute, where she served as chair of the board, and the SPARK Institute, where she was a governing board member. Aimee has also played major roles with diversity initiatives at prior firms and within the financial services industry.

Aimee earned a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University. She holds her series 24, 7, and 66 FINRA licenses.

Douglas S. Jackson

Global Head of Human Resources, Manulife Investment Management

Doug is responsible for supporting the Global Wealth and Asset Management business and general account investments. In his role, he provides overall HR leadership and strategic HR planning to these global operations. As a member of the leadership team, Doug ensures that the talent strategy aligns with the strategic plans for the business, and he partners with the Centers of Expertise and Shared Services within HR to design and deliver products, solutions, and services to managers and employees globally.

As a member of Manulife’s HR senior leadership team, Doug contributes to the overall strategy, programs, policies, and initiatives for the global HR function. He’s also a member of Manulife’s global leadership team and leads a global team of HR partners responsible for liaising with business leaders and the global HR function to attract, develop, and engage employees to execute the strategic plans of the business.

Reporting to Doug in North America are teams of HR partners based in Boston, Toronto, Montreal, and Waterloo, and across Asia in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan. Doug joined the investment division in 2004 as a senior HR consultant and was promoted to vice president in 2010, following a steady progression in responsibility; he joined the division from John Hancock, the retirement plan services team, U.S. division. Prior to that, Doug held a variety of roles in both HR and the insurance business across the corporate, Canadian, and U.S. divisions of Manulife. 

Gerry Peterson

Global Head of Operations, Manulife Investment Management

Gerry is head of general account operations, supporting the firm’s global wealth and asset management business and is responsible for managing global operations, including on-balance-sheet assets, public markets, affiliated wealth management clients, and the global retirement business. He leads the design, implementation, and management of the data governance and information management program.

Gerry has held several global leadership roles across several geographies throughout his 20-year career with Goldman Sachs (GS), including significant experience in Asia. Most recently, he was the firm’s global head of operations banking, investing and lending, where he was responsible for setting up a new operations business and managing the group, with teams located in New York, Dallas, London, Bengaluru, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. During his time at GS, he also managed multiple initiatives, including driving automation and digitization across several parts of the business. Prior to his current role, he served as Asia co-head of operations, managing Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Korea, China, Australia, India and Taiwan, leading a global team that supported all GS revenue-producing areas, plus strategic initiatives to build out GS’s footprint and capabilities across Asia.

Gerry holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics & Business Administration from Rhodes University, South Africa.

Leo Zerilli

Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Canada, Manulife Investment Management

Leo is responsible for the firm’s wealth and asset management business in Canada, one of three key regions in which the firm operates globally. Previously, he was the firm’s global head of investment product, overseeing all investment product development, asset manager selection, and ongoing oversight of global performance and risk across a wide range of investment vehicles. Prior to his appointment to that position in 2017, Leo was with the firm’s U.S. retail business, John Hancock Investment Management, where he served as head of investments and chief investment officer after holding diverse roles of steadily increasing responsibility within the organization dating to 1997. He currently serves as a director of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada.

Education: B.A., Political Science and Economics, Colgate University; M.B.A., Boston University

Joined the company: 1997

Began career: 1997