Manulife Asset Management Taps Walsh For Sub-Advisory Role

Sep 16 2016 | 8:49pm ET

Manulife Asset Management has named Oran Walsh as a managing director for institutional sales on its U.S. distribution team, focusing on sub-advisory relationships.

Walsh will specialize in sub-advisory and financial institutions, the company said in a statement. He will report to Frank Saeli, head of distribution, U.S. and Latin America, and operate out of the firm’s Boston office. The appointment was effective September 1st.

"Oran is a significant addition to our U.S. distribution team in this new business development role," said Mr. Saeli. "Manulife Asset Management is one of the leading global investment managers in the sub-advisory segment, and we are continuing to focus on this area and expand our client engagement."

Prior to his new role, Walsh was a national account manager on the retirement solutions team for Legg Mason, where he placed investment mandates in the sub-advisory and DCIO marketplace. Beforehand, he held positions at Neuberger Berman and Lazard Asset Management.

Headquartered in London, Manulife Asset Management is the global asset management arm of financial services behemoth Manulife. The firm, which operates in the U.S. under the John Hancock brand, provides comprehensive asset management solutions across a broad range of public and private asset classes, as well as asset allocation solutions. As of June 30, 2016, assets under management were approximately $334 billion.

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