Heroes behind the funds

Investing has never been easier. Today, people have easy access to thousands of investment options. You may think that investing is so easy that just about anyone can do it themselves.

Here’s the truth: There’s a difference between access to investments and investing successfully. Managing money wisely is a full-time job which takes experts with significant experience and skill. We can’t all be heroes, right?

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio managers are the heroes behind our funds. They’re professionals who manage money on your behalf. They have a systematic hands-on approach to investment management, conducting extensive research to find the best investment opportunities for you. Their wisdom, experience and ability to navigate complex markets are what sets them apart. 

Hear from our portfolio managers

Manulife Investments partners with global money managers to open doors to a full range of solutions across asset classes and geographies – stocks, bonds, asset allocation, specialty solutions and alternative strategies – along with a variety of investment styles.


Manulife Asset Management has more than 348 investment professionals in 17 countries across the world to deliver “on the ground” investment perspectives and true global asset management. With teams equipped with in-depth knowledge of local markets and the global reach and resources of a financial services leader, Manulife Asset Management is uniquely positioned to search the world for investment potential. Assets under management are approximately US $370 billion1.

Meet the Manulife Asset Management portfolio management team


Dimensional Fund Advisors is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981. Guided by a strong belief in markets, Dimensional works to implement compelling ideas in finance for the benefit of clients. Assets under management are approximately US $518 billion1.

Meet the Dimensional Fund Advisors portfolio management team


Mawer Investment Management Ltd. is one of Canada’s most respected independently-owned investment management firms. Founded in 1974, Mawer built its enviable reputation by helping individual, high net worth, pension foundation and not-for-profit clients grow and preserve wealth. Assets under management are approximately CDN $44 billion1.

Meet the Mawer Investment Management portfolio management team


Standard Life Investments Limited is a leading asset manager with an expanding global reach. Their wide range of investment solutions is backed by their distinctive Focus on Change investment philosophy, disciplined risk management and shared commitment to a culture of investment excellence. Assets under management are approximately £583 billion2.

Meet the Standard Life Investments portfolio management team


Brookfield Asset Management is a global alternative asset manager with a 100-year history of owning and operating assets that focus on property, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity. Assets under management are approximately US $250 billion1.

Meet the Brookfield Asset Management portfolio management team

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1As of June 30, 2017

2As of December 31, 2017

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments.  Please read the fund facts as well as the prospectus carefully before investing.  Mutual Funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Manulife Funds are managed by Manulife Investments, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited.

Any amount that is allocated to a segregated fund is invested at the risk of the contractholder and may increase or decrease in value. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company is the issuer of Manulife segregated fund contracts and the guarantor of any guarantee provisions therein.