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Manulife Investment Management has appointed Kevin Headland and Macan Nia as co-chief investment strategists for its Canadian wealth business, effective immediately. 

Headland and Nia are veterans of Canada’s financial services industry and have held progressively senior roles at Manulife for the past decade, a Monday release said. Most recently, they both served as senior investment strategists at the company. 

“Kevin and Macan consistently deliver expert commentary and analysis, leveraging a behavioural approach to investing that helps our financial advisor partners chart a path for investors through a variety of economic cycles, from periods of rapid growth to ones marked by volatility and uncertainty,” said Catherine Milum, head of wealth sales, Manulife Investment Management, Canada.

Headland and Nia succeed Philip Petursson, who moved to IG Wealth Management in September to fill that firm’s first-ever chief investment strategist role. 

Manulife’s new co-chief investment strategists will work alongside macroeconomic strategists and portfolio management teams, offering commentary on strategies and asset allocation weighting.

According to the firm’s chief economist, Frances Donald, “… there’s no one better positioned to provide continuity and support to help our clients navigate markets and build better portfolios.”