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Viewpoints by Nathan W. Thooft, CFA, at Manulife Investment Management
Nate leads the asset allocation team, which is responsible for the development and growth of the firm’s asset allocation solutions for individual and institutional investors in the United States, Canada, and Asia. Solutions include target-risk and target-date products as well as a wide array of strategic, tactical, and absolute return multi-asset class portfolios. As head of the asset allocation team, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s asset allocation franchise, including portfolio management, research and development, product development, business development, and trading. Since joining Manulife in 2008, Nate has served in many senior asset allocation and research roles spanning Canada, Asia, and the United States. Previously, he worked at Fidelity Investments and, prior to that, at RBC Wealth Management, where he began his career in 2000. Nate holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA Institute.
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