Manulife AM names head of liquid alternative strategies

Manulife Asset Management, a North American firm that is investing to expand its European business, has appointed Chris Fellingham to the newly created role of head of liquid alternative strategies.

Based in London, Fellingham will also be a senior managing director and he is charged with developing the strategic asset allocation business that the firm’s portfolio solutions group manages.

He will report to Chris Conkey, global chief investment officer. The role commences on June 13.

The portfolio solutions group manages target-date and target-risk strategies, as well as alternatives, and oversees £74 billion (€94.2 billion) in assets.

Prior to joining Manulife, Fellingham was CIO of Ignis Asset Management, which was acquired by Standard Life Investments in 2014.

He also served as CEO and partner of Soros Fund Management UK, and held various positions with Mercury Asset Management, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and BlackRock.

As of March 31 2016, Manulife Asset Management manages assets of $325 billion (€287 billion).

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