Awards: Manulife Investment Management retains spot as one of the country’s best investment houses

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Manulife Investment Management Philippines (Manulife IM [Philippines]) was recognized as one of the top investment houses in the country by leading Asia financial magazine The Asset at the recent 2021 Benchmark Research Awards

“This year’s recognition reaffirms our strong commitment to create long-term value for our clients, especially as we navigate market volatility and economic uncertainties brought by the pandemic,” said Aira Gaspar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife IM (Philippines). “As one of the top investment houses in the Philippines, we continue to expand our distinct range of unit investment trust funds that provides access to local and global asset classes for different goals, needs, and risk appetites to help our clients achieve their financial aspirations.” 

Being part of a global wealth and asset management organization, Manulife IM (Philippines) provides actionable investment insights that investors can use to take advantage of investment opportunities across different market cycles. In the recent edition of the “Investing When Markets are Volatile” series, Manulife IM (Philippines) shared time-tested investment strategies that investors can apply to grow their wealth despite market volatility. 


In the Asian region, Manulife Investment Management topped The Asset’s list in Hong Kong and Indonesia and was hailed as “highly recommended” in Malaysia and Singapore. 

Jean de Castro, Head of Fixed Income at Manulife IM (Philippines), was also recognized as one of the most astute investment managers in the country for 2021, making it her 12th consecutive year on the list. The award is given to the top 10 individuals who have shown extensive trading skills, knowledge of credits and markets, and greater awareness of market investment decisions. 

The top five investment houses’ rankings in Asian local currency bonds are based on votes received from top-rated analysts, economists, and strategists, salespeople, and traders for investors in these institutions. The score is subject to a weighting methodology determined by the rating of the individual casting a vote for the investors. More than 300 different institutions across the region, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds, insurance companies, private banks, securities firms, and sovereign wealth/pension funds were evaluated to generate the 2021 rankings.

To learn more about Manulife IM (Philippines), visit their website at or call (02) 8884-7000 to start on your investment journey today.

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