Capital Markets Strategy

Navigating markets and building better portfolios

Our insight

The Capital Markets Strategy team, under Manulife Investment Management, has a range of investment strategy responsibilities, from market and economic analysis to investor education. The team analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Manulife Investment Management. They work with the portfolio management teams and provide clients and investment intermediaries with commentary on strategies and asset allocation weightings. Their expertise spans across multiple asset classes and geographic regions.

Meet the team

Philip Petursson, CIM

Chief Investment Strategist, Manulife Investment Management

As chief investment strategist, Philip has a range of investment strategy responsibilities, from market and economic analysis to investor education. He analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Manulife Investment Management, and works with the portfolio management teams to provide clients and investment intermediaries with guidance and commentary on strategies and asset allocation weightings.

Education: Bachelor of Commerce, McMaster University

Joined Company: 1999

Began Career: 1994

Kevin Headland, CIM

Senior Investment Strategist, Manulife Investment Management

As senior investment strategist, Kevin has a range of responsibilities, from market and economic analysis to investor education. He analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Manulife Investment Management, and works with the portfolio management teams to provide clients and investment intermediaries with guidance and commentary on strategies and asset allocation weightings.

Education: Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Major, Concordia University

Joined Company: 2002

Began Career: 2000

Macan Nia, CFA

Senior Investment Strategist, Manulife Investment Management

As senior investment strategist, Macan has a range of responsibilities, from market and economic analysis to investor education. He analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Manulife Investment Management, and works with the portfolio management teams to provide clients and investment intermediaries with guidance and commentary on strategies and asset allocation weightings.

Education: Honors Business Administration, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

Joined Company: 2008

Began Career: 2011


Capital Markets Strategy Insight

The output of the team's work is through written reports, audio and video recordings, conference calls, and webcasts. The team regularly contributes to Manulife Investment Management’s publications.

Team members are often asked to share their insight on radio and television, and are regularly quoted in the press.

Market Intelligence

Our quarterly report provides an outlook on capital markets, identifying trends, opportunities, and risks. It gives meaning to metrics in key markets for Canadian investors, including Canadian equities, U.S. equities, international equities, and fixed income.

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In*vest*ments: Unplugged

These insightful and lively podcasts are hosted by Philip Petursson, chief investment strategist at Manulife Investment Management, and are designed to give you access to ideas and insight from a range of market experts. They help you analyze and interpret the economy and markets.

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Investment Notes

Our commentary offers a regular analysis of key market events and examines the implication for investors.

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