October 29, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – John Hancock Investments has hired three new managing directors for its Institutional team.
Geoffrey Johnson has been named managing director, defined contribution investment only (DCIO), for the Northwestern United States. John
Lacey has been named as managing director, DCIO, for the Southwest. Michael
Reynolds has been named managing director covering registered investment advisers
in the Southeast.
Johnson and Lacey will be reporting to Gene Huxhold, senior
managing director, DCIO, while Reynolds will report to Todd J. Cassler, president
of institutional distribution.
“Over their careers Geoff, John and Mike have shown they are
smart, technical and driven. These attributes, paired with our manager of
manager investment model, create a very powerful combination as we build on our
significant growth in the institutional channel,” said Cassler.
Johnson was most recently with Merrill Lynch’s Institutional
Consulting Group as first vice president of investments – wealth management adviser. Prior to that, he held several roles with Russell Institutional
Services including regional director of the institutional referral program. Johnson
served in the United States Marine Corp from 1994 to 2002. He holds a Bachelor
of Arts in business administration from Pacific Lutheran University.
Lacey was formerly director of investment specialist group
DCI, with MFS Investment Management, working directly with platform wholesalers
in the western United States. Previously, he was a vice president and regional pension
consultant with Nationwide Financial, and a vice president and regional retirement
coordinator, with Morgan Stanley. He earned a Bachelor's in communications
from California State University.
Reynolds was most recently regional vice president, central states region, for RidgeWorth Investments of Houston, managing relationships
with RIA, Wirehouse and independent firms. Prior to that, he worked for Pioneer
Investments, Legg Mason (formerly Citigroup Asset Management) and American
Express Financial Advisors. He attended the College for Financial Planning, and
holds a Bachelor's in business administration from Villanova University.