Manulife Asset Management Hires Richard Bonzagni as Managing Director on Global Consultant Relations Team

BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Manulife Asset Management today announced that Richard J. Bonzagni has joined the global consultant relations team, effective September 23rd. A Managing Director based in Boston, Mr. Bonzagni reports to Brian E. Torrisi, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Consultant Relations.

"Rich brings a record of demonstrated success and experience to our consultant relations team.  We continue to have significant demand for our investment strategies through institutional consultants, and we are confident he will be a strong contributor to this effort," said Mr. Torrisi.

Mr. Bonzagni spent the last 13 years with Cadence Capital Management, a Boston-based boutique investment manager. Most recently he was a Principal with consultant relations, sales and client service responsibilities. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and holds Series 6 and 63 licenses.

About Manulife Asset Management

Manulife Asset Management is the global asset management arm of Manulife Financial. Manulife Asset Management provides comprehensive asset management solutions for institutional investors and investment funds in key markets around the world. Manulife Asset Management also provides investment management services to affiliates' retail clients through product offerings of Manulife and John Hancock. This investment expertise extends across a broad range of asset classes including equity, fixed income and alternative investments such as real estate, timber, farmland, as well as asset allocation strategies.

Manulife Asset Management has offices with full investment capabilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. In addition, it has a joint venture asset management business in China, Manulife TEDA. It also has operations in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Uruguay. John Hancock Asset Management, Hancock Natural Resource Group and Declaration Management and Research are units of Manulife Asset Management. As at June 30, 2013, assets under management were C$260 billion (US $247 billion). Additional information about Manulife Asset Management may be found at ManulifeAM.com.

About Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$567 billion (US$539 billion) as at June 30, 2013. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial may be found on the Internet at manulife.com.

SOURCE Manulife Asset Management



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