Martin Powis joined Manulife Asset Management as head of institutional sales and relationship management, U.K. and Ireland, said a spokesman for the firm.
The position is new. Mr. Powis is based in London. He reports to Claude Chene, global head of distribution, and oversees relationship development with private and public pension funds. He also works closely with the firm’s global consultant relations team.
Mr. Powis was previously director of U.K. institutional sales at AXA Investment Managers, covering private pension plans and third-party insurance relationships, said the release. A spokeswoman was not available to comment by press time.
Manulife also appointed Alan Burnett to the newly created role of head of wholesale sales and relationship management, U.K. and Ireland.