Warren A. Thomson
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Manulife
Chairman, Manulife Asset Management
Warren Thomson is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Manulife and Chairman of Manulife Asset Management. He is a member of Manulife's Executive and Management Committees.
He is responsible for Manulife's world-wide investment operations which manage, on behalf of the company's general fund and external clients, assets of nearly $700 billion*. Assets under management include fixed income and equity securities and alternative assets such as real estate, timberland, agricultural land and oil and gas properties. The general fund sources and manages on-balance sheet assets for Manulife. Manulife Asset Management is a global leader, providing asset management services for retail mutual funds and segregated funds for individuals, and asset management for pension funds, sovereign investors, endowments and high net worth clients.
Prior to becoming Chief Investment Officer in 2009, Mr. Thomson was responsible for managing Manulife Asset Management. In addition to being responsible for Manulife Asset Management’s fixed income and equity security management subsidiaries, he also had oversight of Manulife Real Estate, Declaration Management & Research, Hancock Timber Resource Group, Hancock Agricultural Investment Group, and NAL Resources.
Previously, Mr. Thomson was responsible for overseeing the management of all U.S. fixed income portfolios, including public bonds, private debt and mortgages for John Hancock.
Mr. Thomson rejoined Manulife as Senior Vice President, Investments in 2001 after working in the investment banking business focusing on infrastructure financings and international assets. He previously worked for Manulife between 1987 and 1994 as Taxation Vice President. Mr. Thomson started his career in public accounting.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and has his Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant designations from The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
*as at September 30, 2016, Canadian dollars