Avere Hill has been named vice-president and head of institutional sales for Asia at Manulife Asset Management and MFC Global Investment Management. Shirley Lam has been named chief administrative officer of Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited for investment operations. Both are based in Hong Kong.

In his role, Hill is responsible for business development and sales initiatives across Asia to grow funds under management for Manulife. He has nearly 20 years experience in sales and relationship management functions in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Manulife, he was based in London as managing director for a US financial services company, where he was responsible for the bankÆs largest asset management relationships in Europe.

In her role, Lam oversees all investment finance, accounting, risk management and operations activities across Asia, and is responsible for the improvement and upgrading of these functions to support the growth of ManulifeÆs business in the region. She has had
exposure in the financial services industry both in Hong Kong and Canada, with extensive work experience included managing back office operations, front line sales and relationship management. Most recently, she worked in a US financial institution, where she was responsible for the sales and client relationship management for its securities services business for Asia.

Manulife Asset Management is part of Manulife Financial, which manages around CAD$399 billion ($398.065 billion) worldwide.