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Manulife Asset Management appoints Head of Equities, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 2 January 2018 – Manulife Asset Management today announced the appointment of Chan Hock Fai as Head of Equities, Singapore. Hock Fai’s primary responsibilities are to lead all of the Singapore-based equity strategies and have oversight of the local team of equities investment professionals. The team will continue to work closely with the broader Asian Equities team across the region.

Ronald Chan, Chief Investment Officer, Equities, Asia (ex-Japan), said, "We are very pleased with Hock Fai’s joining. Hock Fai’s extensive equities background and his considerable achievements in this asset class mean he is well-placed to lead the charge for our equities capabilities in Singapore. His experience in this asset class will ensure that we continue to develop strategies and initiatives to offer investors the powerful mix of regional investment expertise and local market insight."

Wendy Lim, Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Asset Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd said, "I want to welcome Hock Fai to the Singapore equities team. His extensive experience in Singapore makes him an ideal leader for the local team as they generate investment ideas to help deliver alpha for our institutional mandates and our mutual fund and insurance-linked investment clients."

Hock Fai has over 20 years of industry experience and deep knowledge of Singapore’s asset management landscape. Prior to joining Manulife Asset Management, Hock Fai was Director of Investment for Amundi Asset Management in Singapore where he managed Singapore, regional (Asia Pacific ex-Japan) and global multi-asset portfolios. Hock Fai began his career as a software engineer with Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.

Under Manulife Asset Management’s team based approach to managing investment portfolios, the Asia equities team as a whole currently comprises over 80 on-the-ground investment professionals across 10 Asian markets.