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About Manulife Financial Corporation

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that traces its roots and investment management experience back to the 1800s. As at 31 March 2021, assets under management and administration were over C$1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion)1.

Investment capabilities

Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than 150 years of financial stewardship to partner with clients across our institutional, retail, and retirement businesses globally. Our specialist approach to money management includes the highly differentiated strategies of our fixed-income, specialised equity, multi-asset solutions, and private markets teams—along with access to specialised, unaffiliated asset managers from around the world through our multimanager model. Our personalised, data-driven approach to retirement is focused on delivering financial wellness in retirement plans of all sizes to help plan participants and members retire with dignity. As of 31 March 2021, Manulife Investment Management’s assets under management and administration globally were approximately US$789 billion1

We are uniquely placed with our private assets capabilities with approximately US$115.9 billion2 as of 31 March 2021 in private assets across 6 strategies including timberland, farmland, infrastructure equity, private equity & private credit, real estate equity and real estate debt. Specifically, Manulife Investment Management is the world’s largest timberland investment manager for institutional investors3.

Worldwide reach

We have operations in 18 geographies. Offices with full investment capabilities are located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and in Asia, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. In addition, Manulife Investment Management has a joint venture fund management company, Manulife TEDA, in China and another joint venture, Mahindra Manulife Investment Management, in India. Singapore is one of the key hubs in Asia.

A commitment to sustainability

We believe sustainability drives financial value in today's markets and that ESG analysis is vital to understanding the true worth of our investments. That's why we put responsible investing at the heart of our business and culture, both as an asset manager and as a steward of our clients' capital.

Integration 

In all asset classes, we’re committed to continuing to integrate ESG analysis alongside our fundamental research process, and we seek to create a positive impact by engaging with investee companies to mitigate ESG-related challenges and enhance ESG-related opportunities. We believe that identifying and assessing material sustainability issues help us protect and enhance the value of the assets we own or operate.

Stewardship

To us, being a good steward in the financial markets means focusing on the long term, prioritizing the sustainability of our investments and operations, and expanding the view of what matters beyond financial value.

 

 

Collaboration

We help steer industry-changing sustainability initiatives across the global capital markets. Through collaborating with industry peers, we amplify our impact by working with other investors to address ESG concerns among the companies, industries, and markets in our collective orbit of influence.

Manulife Investment Management in Singapore

Manulife Investment Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. was incorporated in 2007 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife. With Singapore being a hub for wealth management in Asia, our principal function is to provide investment management and related services to Manulife Singapore, including the management of the General Accounts, and develop and deliver solutions to institutions, retail and high net-worth clients.

 

1. Source: MFC Statistical Information Package as of 31 March 2021, Manulife.
2. AUM information, on a fair value basis, represents real estate equity and debt, infrastructure, private equity and credit, private placements, oil and gas, timber and agriculture assets managed by Manulife IM on behalf of the Manulife General Account , $21.72B for external clients, and $233.78M of unfunded committed capital of Manulife IM Private Markets (US) LLC. The methodologies used to compile the total assets under management are subject to change and may not reflect regulatory AUM as reported on certain affiliates' Form ADV.
3. Source: www.htrg.com

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