Manulife Asset Management, the investment management arm of Manulife, has appointed Neil Summers as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) client service and sales support.
This is a new role for Manulife Asset Management, created as part of the firm's expansion in the EMEA region.
Summers will lead the initiative to build a team to service and support institutional and wholesale clients across the EMEA region.
Based in London and reporting to Lauren Fleming, head of global distribution services, Summers will play a key role in shaping and delivering the firm's approach to client service.
Claude Chene, global head of distribution, Manulife Asset Management, says: "This is an important hire, enabling us to work in close partnership with institutions and wholesale investors, as we continue to provide them with investment capabilities that help address complex issues in uncertain markets. Neil brings a deep knowledge of the investment management business and significant client service experience in the EMEA region."
Summers joined from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he spent 12 years, most recently as head of client service – EMEA. He has 20 years of asset management experience and has also worked at Deutsche Asset Management.