Manulife Investments announced today the launch of two new mutual funds, Manulife Global Thematic Opportunities Fund and Manulife Global Thematic Opportunities Class.
Manulife says the funds invest in companies “set to benefit from megatrends – large, social, economic, political, environmental or technological changes that will impact the way we live, how society operates, or how business is done.”
The funds will be sub-advised by Pictet Asset Management's Hans Peter Portner and Gertjan Van Der Geer.
"Pictet Asset Management is a true leader in the thematic investing space with a proven track record of uncovering opportunities that capitalize on the megatrends and themes that shape our world," said Bernard Letendre, Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Canada. "This strategic relationship reaffirms Manulife's commitment to offering best of class differentiated investment solutions and provides us the opportunity to bring this strategy to Canada."