Manulife Asset Management announced a couple of key personnel appointments this week. Megan E. Greene is the new managing director and chief economist. The private asset management arm of Manulife announced that Michael J. McNamara has been named senior managing director and global head of real estate investments.
Ms. Greene will be responsible for forecasting global macro-economic and financial trends and analyzing the potential opportunities and impacts to support the firm's investment teams around the world. She will be based in Manulife Asset Management's Boston office, as a member of the Portfolio Solutions Group (PSG), which specializes in global asset allocation portfolio management. She reports to Robert Boyda, Senior Managing director and co-Head of global asset allocation.
For the past several years, Ms. Greene ran her own London-based economics consulting practice, Maverick Intelligence. Previously, she was director of European economics at Roubini Global Economics, where she conducted macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, with a focus on the Eurozone. She holds a M.Sc. in European Politics from Oxford University, Nuffield College, and a bachelor's degree with honors in Political Economy from Princeton University.
In New York City Mr. McNamara will report to Kevin J. E. Adolphe, president and CEO of Manulife Asset Management Private Markets and Manulife Real Estate. Mr. McNamara will be responsible for the development and execution of the company's global real estate investment strategy, with a combined focus on institutional investor accounts as well as Manulife's general fund. He brings "34 years of experience in commercial real estate investments” according to the presser.