Viewpoints by Oliver S. Williams IV, CFA, at Manulife Investment Management
Oliver is responsible for the overall direction and growth of Hancock Agricultural Investment Group’s (HAIG’s) institutional farmland investment program. He is a member of the senior management team of Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) and serves on its executive committee. He also leads the management team for HAIG, serves on HAIG’s investment committee, and chairs company boards for HAIG’s Australian investment vehicles. Previously, Oliver headed HAIG’s asset management function and was part of the HAIG senior management team. Prior to joining the firm in 1997, he spent five years with the First Pioneer Farm Credit, where he was responsible for evaluating and appraising farmland and farm businesses for potential loans. Oliver holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, the Association for Investment Management and Research, and the Boston Security Analysts Society.
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