Manulife adds strength to global fixed income for growth ahead

The update and promotions to the team come as one of its long-time leaders retires

Manulife adds strength to global fixed income for growth ahead
Steve Randall

Manulife Investment Management has announced some changes to some of the leadership of its global fixed-income investment teams.

It comes as Daniel S. Janis III, head of global multi-sector fixed-income, has announced his plan to retire on March 15, next year.

In the interim, he will be joined by portfolio manager Christopher M. Chapman, CFA, as co-head of the team with immediate effect. He will succeed Janis on his retirement.

"We congratulate Dan on his achievements over his 38-year career in the investment industry and thank him for his work on behalf of Manulife Investment Management and our clients. We have every expectation that the team will continue to build on his significant contributions," said John Addeo, chief investment officer of fixed-income.

Image: Daniel Janis. Copyright Manulife

Global credit team

The firm has also announced a new global credit team, led by Caryn E. Rothman, CFA, who is being promoted to senior portfolio manager and head of the global credit team. This is effective March 31, 2022.

The new team is formed from the combination of the US high-yield and preferred income teams.

"We're excited to make these announcements to the global fixed-income franchise, a more than 150-person-deep bench of talented investment professionals who practice a team-based approach to portfolio management," said Christopher P. Conkey, CFA, head of public markets, Manulife Investment Management. "We're confident that the teams' investment philosophies and collaborative processes will remain unchanged and will continue to help our clients reach their investment goals."

Testament to talent

As part of the changes, John Addeo will no longer be a listed portfolio manager on any of the firm’s Canadian retail products but will remain as CIO for the entire Global Fixed Income Team. 

"These announcements reflect both the depth and talent of the investment teams and how the research and trading functions have enhanced the exchange of information and offered insight and perspective from all aspects of the fixed-income and currency markets to contribute to performance outcomes," said Addeo.