Manulife Mutual Funds announces upcoming change in Co-Managers
WATERLOO - Effective March 31, 2010, Gerald
Cooper-Key, co-manager of the Manulife Mawer World Investment Class, will
withdraw from day-to-day activities as co-manager of the Fund.
While Mr. Cooper-Key will no longer be co-manager of the Manulife Mawer
World Investment Class after March 31, 2010, he will continue to maintain an
active role with Mawer Investment Management Ltd., providing broad input into
the Fund, as Chair of Mawer's Global Equity working group. The Global Equity
working group is being formed in conjunction with the upcoming launch of the
Manulife Mawer Global Equity Class and will provide co-ordination and input
across Mawer's global/international large and small cap mandates sub-advised
for Manulife Mutual Funds, a division of Elliott & Page Limited.
David Ragan will continue as co-manager of the Manulife Mawer World
Investment Class. Mr. Ragan has been working closely with Mr. Cooper-Key
since joining Mawer in 2004, and has been co-manager of the Fund since 2007.
In addition, Jim Hall, Mawer's Director of Research, is joining David
Ragan as co-manager of the Fund. Mr. Hall brings over 15 years of investment
experience, including 12 years with Mawer, to his role as co-manager of
international equities. As Director of Research since 2004, Mr. Hall has
provided oversight on all asset classes and brings a wealth of knowledge to
the international equity team. Mr. Ragan and Mr. Hall are supported by the
full team of fifteen portfolio managers and analysts in Mawer's Research
department. The increasing depth of the Mawer Investment Management research
team and the consistency of the investment approach across all asset classes
will enable this transition to be both professional and seamless.