BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Investments said today that Philip G. Casparius has joined the national accounts team as senior managing director for wire-house strategy and alliances. The appointment was effective October 17. Mr. Casparius will report to Robert C. Burrow, senior vice president and head of national accounts, and to Todd J. Cassler, president of institutional distribution.
Mr. Casparius' hiring reflects the continuing build-out of John Hancock Investments' national accounts team. He will be working with that team and with sales management to set strategy and build senior relationships across all functional areas with the firm's wire-house partners.
"Phil's expertise will be instrumental in taking a broad-based, institutional approach to these complex firms, as we further develop the ongoing success and focus we have had in the wire-house channel in recent years," said Mr. Burrow.
Mr. Casparius has more than 25 years' experience in product manufacturing and wire-house broker-dealer strategy in the asset management business. Most recently, he was with UBS as managing director and head of retail distribution. He also held positions with Fred Alger Management and Fidelity, and he spent 15 years at Morgan Stanley in various roles.
Mr. Casparius is a graduate of Northeastern University.
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.
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, investments, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com.
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