John Hancock Investments Adds Geoffrey Johnson, John Lacey, and Michael Reynolds as Managing Directors on Institutional Team

Oct 28, 2013, 09:00 ET from John Hancock Investments

BOSTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --John Hancock Investments announced that it recently hired three new managing directors on its Institutional team.  Geoffrey Johnson is Managing Director, Defined Contribution Investment Only (DCIO), for the Northwestern United States; John Lacey is Managing Director, DCIO, for the Southwest; and Michael Reynolds is a Managing Director covering Registered Investment Advisors in the Southeast. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Lacey report to Gene Huxhold, Senior Managing Director, DCIO, while Mr. Reynolds reports to Todd J. Cassler, President of Institutional Distribution, John Hancock Investments. 

"Over their careers Geoff, John and Mike have shown they are smart, technical and driven. These attributes, paired with our manager of manager investment model, create a very powerful combination as we build on our significant growth in the institutional channel," said Mr. Cassler. "We are excited to have them join John Hancock Investments."

Mr. Johnson most recently was with Merrill Lynch's Institutional Consulting Group as First Vice President of Investments – Wealth Management Advisor. Prior to that, he held several roles with Russell Institutional Services including Regional Director, Institutional Referral Program. Mr. Johnson served in the United States Marine Corp from 1994 – 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University.

Mr. Lacey formerly was Director, Investment Specialist Group DCI, with MFS Investment Management, working directly with platform wholesalers in the western U.S. Previously he was a Vice President, Regional Pension Consultant with Nationwide Financial, and a Vice President, Regional Retirement Coordinator, with Morgan Stanley. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from California State University.

Mr. Reynolds most recently was Regional Vice President, Central States, for RidgeWorth Investments of Houston, managing relationships with RIA, wirehouse and independent firms. Prior to that, he worked for Pioneer Investments, Legg Mason (formerly Citigroup Asset Management), and American Express Financial Advisors.  He attended the College for Financial Planning, and holds a BS in Business Administration from Villanova University.

About John Hancock Investments
John Hancock Investments provides asset management services to individuals and institutions through a unique manager-of-managers approach. We combine unbiased asset management with vigorous investment oversight to offer investors a deeper level of diversification and proven results across asset classes. A wealth management business of John Hancock Financial, we managed nearly $100 billion in assets as of June 30, 2013, across mutual funds, college savings plans, and retirement plans.

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial
John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife Financial, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$567billion (US$539 billion) as at June 30, 2013. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at

The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers and administers a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, fixed products, mutual funds, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at

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