Manulife Asset Management is expanding its presence with new European headquarters in the City of London.
The company which has doubled its headcount in London over the past 18 months to almost 40 staff says it will be establishing its new European HQ at 1 London Wall.
Currently based at 18 St Swithin’s Lane, the company is taking 15,000 sq ft of space at the office property which was completed in 2003 and designed by Fosters & Partners. It sits opposite the current Museum of London building, midway between St Paul’s and Barbican serviced offices in the City stations.
Claude Chene, Global Head of Distribution, Manulife Asset Management, commented:
“The business recognises that to serve the global investor community, it is critical to have a well-developed and robust European presence to complement its growing North American and Asian businesses. With the resources to continue to make the necessary investments in people and infrastructure and the patience required to build a successful business in Europe, this is a unique opportunity for us.”