TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Manulife Asset Management announced that it has hired Dario Di Napoli as Managing Director, Institutional Sales. The appointment was effective August 17. Based in the firm's Toronto office, Mr. Di Napoli will report to Adam Neal, Senior Managing Director, Canadian Head of Institutional Sales & Relationship Management.
In this position, Mr. Di Napoli will manage central- and eastern-Canada opportunities with plan assets below $100 million. He will also assist with Manulife Asset Management's larger defined contribution plan sponsor relationships, working closely with the firm's Group Retirement Solutions affiliate.
"We are excited to welcome Dario to Manulife Asset Management," said Mr. Neal. "He brings experience working with institutional clients, family offices, and strategic alliance partners. Dario's drive, creativity, and character will be a complement to the team."
Mr. Di Napoli has experience in sales and service to both defined benefit and defined contribution plan sponsors. Most recently, he led the institutional sales effort as Director, Asset Management and Client Services with Westcourt Capital Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Di Napoli was Manager, Business Development, Institutional Investments, with Invesco. Mr. Di Napoli holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts, Political Science degree from the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He has also completed level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and recently obtained the Certificate in Pension Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
About Manulife Asset Management
Manulife Asset Management is the global asset management arm of Manulife, providing comprehensive asset management solutions for investors. This investment expertise extends across a broad range of public and private asset classes, as well as asset allocation solutions. As at June 30, 2015, assets under management for Manulife Asset Management were approximately C$390 billion (US$312 billion).
Manulife Asset Management's public markets units have investment expertise across a broad range of asset classes including public equity and fixed income, and asset allocation strategies. Offices with full investment capabilities are located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. In addition, Manulife Asset Management has a joint venture asset management business in China, Manulife TEDA. The public markets units of Manulife Asset Management also provide investment management services to affiliates' retail clients through product offerings of Manulife and John Hancock. John Hancock Asset Management and Declaration Management and Research are units of Manulife Asset Management.
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