Manulife Investments, a division of Toronto-based Manulife Asset Management Ltd. (MAM), has appointed the following new subadvisors and portfolio managers for 11 mutual funds on its platform:
> Kenglin Tan replaced Linda Csellakas as lead portfolio manager for Manulife Asia Equity Class, effective Aug. 1. Kenglin is a member of the Asia-Pacific ex-Japan investment team and has 18 years of investment industry experience. She joined MAM in 2006.
> Manulife Asset Management (U.S.) LLC will become the portfolio subadvisor for Manulife Global Dividend Growth Fund and Manulife Global Dividend Growth Class effective on or about Sept. 4. Paul Boyne of MAM U.S. will be the new lead portfolio manager. He manages Manulife Global Dividend Fund and Manulife Global Dividend Class and has led the global Equity team since joining MAM U.S. in 2013. Standard Life Investments Ltd. and Standard Life Investments (USA) Ltd., now doing business as Aberdeen Standard Investments, will no longer act as subadvisors to these funds.
> MAM U.S. also will become the portfolio subadvisor for Manulife Global Equity Unconstrained Fund and Manulife Global Equity Unconstrained Class effective on or about Sept. 4. Jonathan White, managing director and senior portfolio manager, and Sandy Sanders, senior managing director and senior portfolio manager, will manage these funds. Standard Life (USA), now Aberdeen Standard Investments, will no longer act as subadvisor to these funds.
> Switzerland-based Pictet Asset Management Ltd. will become portfolio subadvisor for Manulife International Value Equity Fund and Manulife International Focused Fund effective on or about Oct. 31. Fabio Paolini, head of EAFE equities, and Benjamin Beneche, senior investment manager, at Pictet will manage these funds. MAM U.S. no longer act as subadvisor to these funds.
> Boyne will continue as lead manager for Manulife Global Dividend Fund, Manulife Global Dividend Class, Manulife Global Strategic Balanced Yield Fund and Manulife Global All Cap Focused Fund during the fourth quarter (Q4) of the year as Doug McGraw, managing director and portfolio manager, has decided to leave the firm. McGraw will be staying on as portfolio manager into Q4 to help manage the transition.