We seek to make equity investments in core and core-plus infrastructure assets focusing on mid-market opportunities predominantly in the United States. Operating as the John Hancock infrastructure team, part of Manulife Investment Management's private markets platform, we’ve been investing in and managing diversified portfolios of infrastructure investments for more than 30 years. We raised our first infrastructure equity fund, John Hancock Infrastructure Fund, for institutional clients in 2018.
US$2.5 billion in renewable energy private equity investments are managed by our infrastructure team
Global Head of Corporate Finance and Infrastructure
John directs the firm’s U.S. and Canadian investment teams in the origination, analysis, and management of investments in public bonds, private placement debt, and private equity. John is also an approving officer for all private equity investments made by the firm’s Boston-based investment teams, and he sits on the global credit committee of parent company Manulife. In addition, John is a portfolio manager of John Hancock Infrastructure Fund, a closed-end fund that allows third-party investors to invest alongside Manulife. Prior to his current role, he led the U.S. investment teams, and prior to that, he led the firm’s power and infrastructure investing team. Before joining Manulife in 2001, he worked for 10 years in the New York and London offices of JPMorgan Chase, where he led teams that advised on bond market financing.
Portfolio Manager, Head of Infrastructure Investments
Recep oversees the firm’s infrastructure investments group and is a portfolio manager of infrastructure-related closed-end funds that allow third-party investors to invest alongside Manulife. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for Enel North America, acquiring and developing renewable energy projects in the United States and Canada and also taking an international assignment for privatization bids in Poland and France. Prior to Enel, Recep managed the strategy and planning group at InterGen, where he worked on the development and financing of U.S. thermal plants. Recep holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Financial Risk Manager designations and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.
1 Investment advisory services to external accounts in the United States are offered by Manulife Investment Management Private Markets (US) LLC (“Manulife IM PM (US)”), a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission registered investment adviser and subsidiary of Manufacturers Investment Corporation. Members of the John Hancock Infrastructure Team manage assets directly for the John Hancock U.S. General Account and separately manage assets for private fund clients and certain affiliate accounts through Manulife IM PM (US). The inception date of Manulife IM PM (US)’s first external account mandate was 2018. Manulife IM PM (US) manages US$3.3B of infrastructure equity assets on a discretionary basis as of March 31, 2022.
2 ESG data as of December 31, 2021 in USD. The infrastructure team manages renewable energy related private equity investments on behalf of external clients and the insurance business of Manulife. All other data is as of March 31, 2022, unless otherwise indicated. AUM figure is as of Q1 2022, and is provisional and contingent on auditors’ review.