John Hancock Investment Management Announces Dr Hassell McClellan Named Mutual Fund Industry and ETF Awards Trustee of the Year

Posted: October 15, 2021 at 3:58 p.m. CDT|Update: 1 hour ago


BOSTON, October 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – John Hancock Investment Management, a Manulife Investment Management firm, today announced that Dr. Hassell mcclellan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the John Hancock Group of Funds Board, was named Trustee of the Year by Fund Intelligence at its annual Mutual Fund and ETF Industry Awards. The ceremony took place virtually on October 14, 2021.

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The Fund Intelligence Mutual Fund and ETF Industry Awards recognize fund management professionals and companies for their achievements in leadership, marketing, governance, and contribution to corporate performance. industry.1 Dr. McClellan is recognized as Trustee of the Year for working in the best interests of shareholders by executing operations and policies and serving as general manager of the board of directors of the John Hancock Group of Funds. Noteworthy is his personal passion and commitment to enhancing the innovative and strategic use of technology by the Board of Directors of John Hancock Funds and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DCI) efforts of John Hancock Investment Management, which had a positive impact on the company’s DEI journey. and the performance of the board during its tenure.

“I see Hassell as a mentor who has helped the John Hancock Group of Funds Board of Directors navigate fund management for most of the 21st century – through the great recession, fee wars, consolidations – and now the COVID-19 pandemic, ”said Andrew G. Arnott, CEO, John Hancock Investment Management and Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Manulife Investment Management, United States and Europe. “The environment has been tough and complex, but over the years there has never been a time that Hassell has not given a deep thought to our shareholders and our funds. We congratulate him on this well-deserved honor and recognition of his leadership. “

“I am deeply honored to have been selected by the judges and the Fund Intelligence and Pageant family for this recognition and award,” said Dr. McClellan. “I have found the role of director extraordinarily impactful and continue to be inspired by the intelligence, commitment and professionalism of all of my fellow directors. It is truly their support and collaboration, along with exceptional management teams, that making a fiduciary and generating results for our shareholders such a rewarding experience. “

Dr McClellan has been an independent member of the Board of Directors of the John Hancock Group of Funds Board since 2005 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2017. He has served as Professor of Finance and Policy and Associate Dean at Boston College Wallace E. Carroll School management and has served as a director of public and private companies. Dr. McClellan specializes in strategic management and holds a doctorate in business administration from the Harvard Business School, an MBA in finance and marketing from University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Fisk University. He is the author of several articles and case studies, as well as a book on the banking industry, Managing One-Bank Holding Companies.

1. Director of the year is awarded to directors who serve on boards of directors who oversee more than $ 30 billion in assets for outstanding achievement in working with their own board of directors or with the mutual fund industry in general. Achievements could include, but are not limited to, industry leadership, individual fund leadership, strong governance credentials and innovation.

About John Hancock Investment Management

A Manulife Investment Management company, we serve investors with a unique multi-manager approach, complementing our extensive in-house capabilities with an unrivaled network of specialist asset managers, backed by some of the most rigorous investment oversight in the industry. The result is a diverse range of proven investments by a leading asset manager with a heritage of financial stewardship.

About Manulife Investment Management

Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than 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 covers 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 pension administration and investment expertise to help their employees plan, save, and experience a better retirement.

From June 30, 2021, assets under management and administration of Manulife Investment Management, including assets under management for other areas of Manulife, totaled 1 trillion Canadian dollars ($ 834 billion). Not all offers are available in all jurisdictions. For more information, please visit

John Hancock Investment Management Distributors LLC is the principal underwriter and wholesale distribution broker for John Hancock mutual funds. FINRA member, SIPC.

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