John Hancock Investments adds key personnel in continued build-out of ETF and UCITS businesses

Montag, 28.11.2016 16:30 von

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BOSTON, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Investments has named Luji Brock and Brad Feeley as new members of its institutional sales team. Ms. Brock, CMFC®, AIF®, is a managing director supporting the firm's UCITS business, while Mr. Feeley is managing director and ETF Specialist.

Ms. Brock, based in Houston, joined John Hancock one year ago as a vice president and strategic relationship manager for the firm's Retirement Plan Services business. Previously she served as the UCITS sales specialist for Eaton Vance. She reports to Todd Cassler, president of institutional distribution.

"We're confident Luji will be a vital resource for our UCITS business," said Mr. Cassler. "She will primarily focus on decision makers within Latin American-focused private banks, RIAs, and wealth management firms. We're pleased to welcome her to John Hancock Investments."

Mr. Feeley, based in Chicago, is focused on retail and institutional channels at John Hancock Investments, acting in a specialist capacity with existing salespeople as well as covering ETF-centric firms directly. Most recently he was with Guggenheim Investments, where he sold UITs and ETFs in the Midwest region across a range of channels. Prior to that, he was with Invesco in various roles. He reports to Michelle Fuller, managing director, ETF distribution.

"Brad's expertise will prove valuable to us as we continue to build out our ETF product line amid the strong momentum we've already created for this business," said Ms. Fuller. "We're delighted to have him join our team."

About John Hancock Investments
John Hancock has helped individuals and institutions build and protect wealth since 1862. Today, we are one of America's strongest and most-recognized brands. As a manager of managers, John Hancock Investments searches the world to find proven portfolio teams with specialized expertise for every fund we offer, then we apply vigorous investment oversight to ensure they continue to meet our uncompromising standards and serve the best interests of our shareholders. Our unique approach to asset management has led to a diverse set of investments deeply rooted in investor needs, along with strong risk-adjusted returns across asset classes.

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife
John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada, and the United States. Operating as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, our group of companies offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents, and distribution partners. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were CAD$966 billion (US$862 billion) as of September 30, 2016. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at manulife.com.

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