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BOSTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --John Hancock Investments announced that it recently hired three new managing directors on its Institutional team. Geoffrey Johnson is Managing Director, Defined Contribution Investment Only (DCIO), for the
Northwestern United States;
John Lacey is Managing Director, DCIO, for the Southwest; and
Michael Reynolds is a Managing Director covering Registered Investment Advisors in the Southeast. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Lacey report to
Gene Huxhold, Senior Managing Director, DCIO, while Mr. Reynolds reports to
Todd J. Cassler, President of Institutional Distribution, John Hancock Investments.
"Over their careers Geoff, John and Mike have shown they are smart, technical and driven. These attributes, paired with our manager of manager investment model, create a very powerful combination as we build on our significant growth in the institutional channel," said Mr. Cassler. "We are excited to have them join John Hancock Investments."
Mr. Johnson most recently was with Merrill Lynch's Institutional Consulting Group as First Vice President of Investments – Wealth Management Advisor. Prior to that, he held several roles with Russell Institutional Services including Regional Director, Institutional Referral Program. Mr. Johnson served in
the United States Marine Corp from 1994 – 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from
Pacific Lutheran University.
Mr. Lacey formerly was Director, Investment Specialist Group DCI, with MFS Investment Management, working directly with platform wholesalers in the western U.S. Previously he was a Vice President, Regional Pension Consultant with Nationwide Financial, and a Vice President, Regional Retirement Coordinator, with Morgan Stanley. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from
California State University.
Mr. Reynolds most recently was Regional Vice President, Central States, for RidgeWorth Investments of
Houston, managing relationships with RIA, wirehouse and independent firms. Prior to that, he worked for Pioneer Investments,
Legg Mason (formerly Citigroup Asset Management), and American Express Financial Advisors. He attended the College for Financial Planning, and holds a BS in Business Administration from
About John Hancock InvestmentsJohn Hancock Investments provides asset management services to individuals and institutions through a unique manager-of-managers approach. We combine unbiased asset management with vigorous investment oversight to offer investors a deeper level of diversification and proven results across asset classes. A wealth management business of John Hancock Financial, we managed nearly
$100 billion in assets as of
June 30, 2013, across mutual funds, college savings plans, and retirement plans.
About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife Financial, a leading
Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in
the United States. Operating as Manulife Financial in
Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in
the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were
US$539 billion) as at
June 30, 2013. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at
The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in
the United States. John
Hancock offers and administers a broad range of financial products, including
annuities, fixed products,
long-term care insurance,
college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at
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