August 9, 2019
TORONTO - Omar Medina has joined Manulife Investment Management's team as Managing Director, Institutional Sales. Based in Manulife's Toronto office, Mr. Medina will report to Adam Neal, Head of Institutional Distribution, Canada, effective August 6.
Mr. Medina will be responsible for growing Manulife Investment Management's asset management business in the small and mid-sized foundation and pension plan markets in Canada, along with taking the lead in promoting the company's Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) solution.
'We are excited to welcome Omar to Manulife Investment Management,' said Adam Neal. 'He is a highly respected individual in our industry with vast experience supporting institutional, retail and high net-worth clients. We are confident that Omar will be a strong addition to the team.'
Mr. Medina joins Manulife Investment Management from SEI Investments. With more than 15 years of financial services experience, Omar has held various business development and relationship management roles providing advice-led and outcome-oriented investment solutions to clients. Most recently, Omar managed a portfolio of institutional clients under an OCIO framework where he advised clients on areas including new asset classes, asset allocation, goal setting, risk and return objectives and rebalancing activities.
About Manulife Investment Management
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, specialized equity, multi-asset solutions, and private markets teams-along with access to specialized, unaffiliated asset managers from around the world through our multimanager model. Our personalized, 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.
Headquartered in Toronto, we operate as Manulife Investment Management throughout the world, with the exception of the United States, where the retail and retirement businesses operate as John Hancock Investment Management and John Hancock, respectively; and in Asia and Canada, where the retirement business operates as Manulife. Manulife Investment Management had $837 billion in assets under management and administration as of March 31, 20191. Not all offerings available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit our website at manulifeinvestmentmgt.com.
1. Source: MFC financials. Global Wealth and Asset Management AUMA at March 31, 2019 was $837 billion and includes $189 billion of assets
managed on behalf of other segments and $134 billion of assets under administration.
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2018, we had more than 34,000 employees, over 82,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 28 million customers. As of March 31, 2019, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$849 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States are where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.