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Singapore : Manulife Asset Management consolidates Asia fixed income franchise with appointment of CIO, Fixed Income, Asia (ex-Japan).

As part of its continued commitment to the Asian fixed income market, Manulife Asset Management has announced that Endre Pedersen, Senior Managing Director, Asian Fixed Income with Manulife Asset Management, has been named Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Asia (ex-Japan).

In his new capacity, Endre will lead the company s local-market Asia ex-Japan fixed income teams and will maintain his role as manager of the Asia Total Return bond strategy, which celebrated its five year anniversary in September 2014. Manulife Asset Management has 60 fixed income investment professionals working on the ground across 10 Asian markets with US$45 billion in assets under management1.

"I want to congratulate Endre on his newly expanded role," commented Chris Conkey, Global Chief Investment Officer for Manulife Asset Management. "We consider our extensive Asian fixed income footprint a key competitive advantage. We believe the local market knowledge contributed by our on-the-ground investment professionals translates into an information advantage and can enhance returns. Endre will continue to work closely with his fixed income peers and local market Chief Investment Officers in the region to ensure consistent and effective application of the company s investment and risk management processes."

Endre has over 15 years of fixed income investment experience. This includes managing regional and global funds with active currency overlay and significant allocations to Asian sovereign and corporate debt. During his six years with Manulife Asset Management, Endre and his team have developed a series of pan-Asian bond solutions, including the Asia Total Return bond strategy.

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Date:Jan 28, 2015
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