Manulife Investment Management launches Manulife Real Assets Fund for accredited Canadian investors

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TORONTO, January 10, 2022 / CNW / – Manulife Investment Management announces the launch of the Manulife Real Asset Fund. The fund is a solution for accredited Canadian investors providing access to a combination of global private and public investments in real assets, combining the advantages of broad exposure to private assets with the liquidity advantages of allocation to public markets. .

With 154 billion Canadian dollars1 in private assets under management, Manulife Investment Management is a trusted partner with over 95 years of experience managing private assets on behalf of institutional clients and the Manulife General Account.

“The Manulife Real Assets Fund expands Manulife Investment Management’s existing offering to meet the growing and diverse needs of investors,” said Leo Zerilli, Head of Wealth and Asset Management Canada. “By providing innovative access to investments in real estate, timber, farmland, infrastructure and other private assets, as well as public procurement allocations, this fund creates a value-added solution for clients. .

The potential benefits of exposure to the real assets of the Manulife Real Assets Fund include:

  • Improved risk-adjusted returns;
  • Protection against inflation; and
  • Stable income alternative to low bond yields.

The Manulife Real Assets Fund will open for quarterly subscription starting in May. The fund will be managed by Manulife’s Multi-Asset Solutions team. The management of the fund will be led by Eric menzer, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Head of OCIO and Fiduciary Solutions.



Assets under management are presented at fair value; comprises $ 73.6 billion in general fund assets and $ 427 million in unfunded committed capital of Manulife IM Private Markets (US) LLC. The methodologies used to compile total assets under management are subject to change and may not reflect regulatory assets under management as indicated on the Form ADV of certain affiliates. “

About Manulife Investment Management
Manulife Investment Management is the global brand for the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on over a century of financial stewardship and all of our parent company’s resources to serve individuals, institutions and pension plan members around the world. Based at Toronto, our cutting-edge capacities in public and private markets are reinforced by an investment footprint that spans 18 geographic areas. We complement these capabilities by providing access to a network of unaffiliated asset managers from around the world. We are committed to investing responsibly in all of our activities. We develop innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing, collaborate with the companies in our securities portfolios and maintain a high level of stewardship where we own and operate assets, and we believe in supporting financial well-being through of our workplace pension plans. Today, plan sponsors around the world rely on our expertise in pension administration and investment to help their employees plan, save and experience a better retirement.

From September 30, 2021, assets under management and administration of Manulife Investment Management, including assets under management for other segments of Manulife, totaled Canadian dollars. $ 1.1 trillion (WE $ 835 billion). Not all offers are available in all jurisdictions. For more information, please visit

About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international provider of financial services that helps people make decisions easier and live better lives. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we provide financial advice and insurance, operating as Manulife in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and mainly like John hancock in United States. Through Manulife Investment Management, the global brand of our global wealth and asset management segment, we serve individuals, institutions and pension plan members around the world. By the end of 2020, we had over 37,000 employees, over 118,000 agents and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 30 million customers. From September 30, 2021, we have had $ 1.4 trillion Canadian (US $ 1.1 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and over the past 12 months we have made 31.6 billion Canadian dollars in payments to our customers.

Our main operations are in Asia and Canada, and United States, where we have served our customers for over 155 years. We trade under the name “MFC” on the Toronto, New York, and Philippine stock exchanges and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong. Not all offers are available in all jurisdictions. For more information, please visit

This communication is not and should in no way be construed as an invitation to make an investment in Manulife Real Assets Fund (the “Fund”), nor does it constitute a public offer for the sale of securities of the Fund. The offering of units of the Fund is being made in accordance with its confidential offering memorandum only to investors in certain jurisdictions of Canada who meet certain eligibility conditions. Applications for investment in the Fund will only be considered on the terms set out in the confidential offering memorandum, a copy of which can be obtained from us.

Eligible investors should read the confidential offering memorandum carefully before deciding to purchase units and should note that alternative investments may involve significant risks. The Fund is not guaranteed, its values ​​may change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. This document is intended for general information only. It should not be interpreted as specific legal, accounting, tax or investment advice. The information in this document is subject to change without notice and Manulife Investment Management Limited and its affiliates make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of this information and assume no responsibility for its reliance.

SOURCE Manulife Investment Management

For further information: Media contact: Sajni Khera, Manulife, 647 226 9049, [email protected]

Michael J. Birnbaum