Manulife Investment Management Provides European Investors with Additional Funds Focused on Asia-Pacific Investment Strategies | State
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With over a century of experience investing in Asia, the society Asia ex-Japan and emerging market assets total more than $ 90 billion
BOSTON, September 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Manulife Investment Management, the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation, has announced the availability of two new Asia– funds focused on Europe: Manulife Global Fund Asian Small Cap Equity Fund and Manulife Global Fund China Total Return Bond Fund. The announcement reflects increased investor demand for Asia – Pacific investment strategies and Manulife Investment Management’s objective to grow in the European market through its Manulife Global Fund offering.
With over a century of investment experience in the field, teams in 10 developed and emerging Asian markets and over 160 investment professionals based in Asia, Manulife Investment Management has extensive investment capabilities in Asia. From June 30, 2021, his Asia ex-Japan and emerging market bond and equity assets totaled more than US $ 90 billion.
Endre Pedersen, Chief Investment Officer, Global Emerging Markets Fixed Income, Manulife Investment Management said, “As a leading provider of Asian fixed income strategies, we recognize the structural, political and demographic changes underway in the region. and are well positioned to take full advantage of it, deliver results to our clients around the world and now in Europe. “
In addition, the company has also made the Manulife Global Preferred Securities Income Fund available to European investors. The availability of these funds follows the offering of Manulife Asia Sustainable Bond, Manulife Dragon Growth and Manulife Asia Total Return Bond funds to European investors earlier this year.
Andrew G. Arnott, Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Manulife Investment Management, United States and Europe said: “This is an interesting time for investors Asia, and China, specifically. China bonds offer attractive nominal and real returns in a low yielding world, and investors can benefit from both lower volatility and diversification attributes. We are delighted to offer these opportunities to clients interested in the region as we work to increase the availability of our offering in Europe. ”
“Asia is increasingly important for investors and stakeholders looking to access high growth opportunities, ”added Todd cassler, responsible for institutional distribution, United States and Europe, Manulife Investment Management. “The investment teams take an active approach and are able to tap into the in-depth knowledge of the field Asia Research Team. We are delighted to have a wide range of Manulife Global Fund products for European investors. “
The Manulife Asian Small Cap Equity Fund aims to provide long-term capital growth, with at least 70% of its net assets invested in equities or small companies. Asia Pacific Region. Manulife China Total Return Bond Fund seeks to provide investors with broad exposure to China fixed income by investing in a combination of China offshore bonds (including bonds denominated in USD) and China onshore bonds to maximize returns. The Manulife Preferred Securities Income Fund aims to provide income and potential capital appreciation by investing in a single global preferred securities mutual fund.
All three funds are now available to professional investors across the UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Denmark, and Finland, supporting Manulife Investment Management’s priority of providing its broad range of specialized investment solutions to clients of Europe. In addition, following the offer of Manulife Sustainable Asia Bond, Dragon Growth Fund and Asia Total Return Bond Funds in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, earlier this year, Manulife Investment Management now extended the availability of funds to include Denmark and Finland. The funds are available in local currency share classes including GBP, EUR and Swiss franc.
To learn more about Manulife Investment Management, visit manulifeim.com/institutional.
About Manulife Investment Management
Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on over a century of financial stewardship and all of our parent company’s resources to serve individuals, institutions and pension plan members around the world. Based at Toronto, our cutting-edge capacities in public and private markets are reinforced by an investment footprint that covers 18 geographic areas. We complement these capabilities by providing access to a network of unaffiliated asset managers from around the world. We are committed to investing responsibly in all of our activities. We develop innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing, collaborate with the companies in our securities portfolios and maintain a high level of stewardship where we own and operate assets, and we believe in supporting financial well-being through of our workplace pension plans. Today, plan sponsors around the world rely on our pension administration and investment expertise to help their employees plan, save, and experience a better retirement.
From June 30, 2021, assets under management and administration of Manulife Investment Management, including assets under management for other segments of Manulife, totaled Canadian dollars. $ 1.0 trillion (WE $ 834 billion). Not all offers are available in all jurisdictions. For more information, please visit manulifeim.com.
Media Contact: Elizabeth Bartlett, Manulife Investment Management, [email protected]