Manulife Asset Management, the asset management arm of Manulife Financial Corporation, has appointed Morten Simonsen as managing director and head of Distribution for Northern Europe.
Responsibilities include leading business development across both public and private markets, in the institutional and wholesale spaces. Simonsen will report to Marco Zanuso, head of Distribution, EMEA.
Simonsen previously was with Pioneer Investments as head of Nordic Region and CEO Denmark. Before that he was head of Nordic Region for Pinebridge Investments.
Key growth areas that he sees in the Nordic region include liquid alternatives, property, infrastructure, timber and farmland.