PH Head of Fixed Income is also among most astute investment managers for 2021
MANILA July 13, 2021 - Manulife Investment Management Philippines (Manulife IM [Philippines]) was recognized as one of the top investment houses in the country by leading Asia financial magazine The Asset at the recent 2021 Benchmark Research Awards.
“This year’s recognition reaffirms our strong commitment to create long-term value for our clients, especially as we navigate market volatility and economic uncertainties brought by the pandemic,” said Aira Gaspar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife IM (Philippines). “As one of the top investment houses in the Philippines, we continue to expand our distinct range of unit investment trust funds that provides access to local and global asset classes for different goals, needs and risk appetites to help our clients achieve their financial aspirations.”
Being part of a global wealth and asset management organization, Manulife IM (Philippines) provides actionable investment insights that investors can use to take advantage of investment opportunities across different market cycles. In the recent edition of the “Investing When Markets are Volatile” series, Manulife IM (Philippines) shared time-tested investment strategies that investors can apply to grow their wealth despite market volatility.
In the Asian region, Manulife Investment Management topped The Asset’s list in Hong Kong and Indonesia, and was hailed as “highly recommended” in Malaysia and Singapore.
Jean de Castro, Head of Fixed Income at Manulife IM (Philippines), was also recognized as one of the most astute investment managers in the country for 2021, making it her 12th consecutive year on the list. The award is given to the top 10 individuals who have shown extensive trading skills, knowledge of credits and markets, and greater awareness of market investment decisions.
The top five investment houses’ rankings in Asian local currency bonds are based on votes received from top-rated analysts, economists, and strategists, salespeople, and traders for investors in these institutions. The score is subject to a weighting methodology determined by the rating of the individual casting a vote for the investors. More than 300 different institutions across the region, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds, insurance companies, private banks, securities firms, and sovereign wealth/pension funds were evaluated to generate the 2021 rankings.
To learn more about Manulife IM (Philippines), visit their website at www.manulifeim.com.ph or call (02) 8884-7000 to start on your investment journey today.
About Manulife Investment Management and Trust Corporation
Manulife Investment Management and Trust Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. (Phils.) Inc. (Manulife Philippines). It acquired its trust and other fiduciary business license from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in 2017 and started operations in September 2017. It operates under the brand name of Manulife Investment Management, the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. For additional information, please visit www.manulifeim.com.ph.
About Manulife Philippines
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company opened its doors for business in the Philippines in 1907. Since then, Manulife’s Philippine Branch and later The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. (Phils.), Inc. (Manulife Philippines) has grown to become one of the country’s leading life insurance companies. Manulife Philippines is a wholly-owned domestic subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, among the world’s largest life insurance companies by market capitalization. Learn more about Manulife Philippines by visiting their website www.manulife.com.ph and following them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ManulifePH), Twitter (@ManulifePH), and Instagram (@manulifeph).
About Manulife Investment Management
Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than a century of financial stewardship and the full resources of our parent company to serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. Headquartered in Toronto, our leading capabilities in public and private markets are strengthened by an investment footprint that spans 17 countries and territories. We complement these capabilities by providing access to a network of unaffiliated asset managers from around the world. We’re committed to investing responsibly across our businesses. We develop innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing, collaboratively engage with companies in our securities portfolios, and maintain a high standard of stewardship where we own and operate assets, and we believe in supporting financial well-being through our workplace retirement plans. Today, plan sponsors around the world rely on our retirement plan administration and investment expertise to help their employees plan for, save for, and live a better retirement.
As of March 31, 2021, Manulife Investment Management had CAD $764.1 billion (US $607.6 billion) in assets under management and administration. Not all offerings are available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit manulifeim.com.
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services provider that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and our global wealth and asset management segment, Manulife Investment Management, serves individuals, institutions and retirement plan members worldwide. At the end of 2020, we had more than 37,000 employees, over 118,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 30 million customers. As of March 31, 2021, we had CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $31.3 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.
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