Former Wellington-Altus leader joins Manulife to lead retail intermediary team

Jordy Chilcott stepped down from Wellington-Altus last months after 2 years with the firm

Former Wellington-Altus leader joins Manulife to lead retail intermediary team
Steve Randall

Manulife Investment Management has hired former Wellington-Altus Private Wealth president Jordy Chilcott as head of retail intermediary distribution.

Chilcott left his previous role, which included executive vice president of at Wellington-Altus Financial Inc. citing personal reasons. During his two years at the firm, he played a key role in the business’s growth from $10 billion to more than $25 billion in AUA.

In his new role at Manulife IM, he will be responsible for delivering on the firm’s business strategy in Canada and will leverage his extensive knowledge of the industry to help inform opportunities across the global retail business.

His wealth of experience includes senior leadership roles at Sun Life Global Investments, Scotiabank, and Dynamic Funds as CEO.

“Jordy’s previous experience has given him important insight on both asset management and wealth management business models, and he has a proven track record of assembling and enabling high-performing teams while empowering an entrepreneurial spirit to connect with clients on investment opportunities and find mutual success,” said Leo M. Zerilli, CIMA, head of wealth and asset management, Canada, Manulife Investment Management.

Chilcott will analyze and optimize the firm’s distribution footprint and develop new investment products as well as managing key account strategy and strategic partner relationships.

“I’m thrilled to join Manulife Investment Management and ensure its continued success in Canada, working closely with our distribution teams and colleagues across the organization to bring our investment capabilities to clients,” he said.