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Fund Manager Team

Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Deputy CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Education and Experience:

Sumetha joined Manulife Asset Management (Thailand) in August 2020.

Sumetha brings over a decade of experience in the finance and asset management industries, with a deep and broad knowledge of the Thai and regional asset management business. Most recently, he served as Deputy CEO & Chief Investment Officer of MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited. Prior to this role, he held several positions at Franklin Templeton Investments from 2010 to 2019, his last role being Country Head for the Thai office of Templeton Asset Management, overseeing Thai equities strategies and portfolio management for Templeton Thailand funds. Prior to joining Templeton, Sumetha worked for Myo Capital Advisers, a Hong Kong based hedge fund, where he specialized in private equity, special situations and distressed debt restructuring for ASEAN markets.

Sumetha holds a master’s degree (M.Phil) in Economics from University of Oxford and bachelor's degrees in Commerce and Engineering with first-class honors from University of Melbourne. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Management (FRM) charter holder.

 

Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Director, Fixed Income Fund Management Division

Education and Experience:

Vasu has over 20 years of experience in capital market. Vasu was a fund manager at Asset Plus Fund Management where he was responsible for managing fixed income private and mutual funds and also involved in setting up new Foreign Investment Funds (FIFs); entailing: Equity Feeder Funds, Euro Commercial Paper (ECP) Funds, Credit Linked Note (CLN) Funds and Korean Gov’t Bond Funds. Prior to that, he was a bond trader and a dealer at IB Securities and BOA Asset Management respectively.

Vasu holds a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance from Thammasat University and a Master of Business Administration specialized in Finance from the George Washington University, USA.

 

Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
Fund Manager, Equity Fund Management Division

Education and Experience:

Peerasith joined Manulife Asset Management (Thailand) in October 2020.

Peerasith brings over 5 years of experience in capital market and asset management industries. Prior to joining Manulife Asset Management (Thailand), he served as Vice President in President Division at MFC Asset Management. Before that, he was Portfolio Assistant and Senior Portfolio Analyst in Emerging Market Group at Franklin Templeton Investments where he assumed responsibility in Thai equity research. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments, he worked as Analyst at The Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Peerasith holds an MBA degree majoring in Finance from University of South Florida, USA. He completed a Bachelor of Economics at Thammasat University.

 

 

List of Fund Managers by Fund

As of October 2020

Fund Name Fund Manager Name
Manulife Strength - Money Market Fund (MS-MONEY) Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Manulife Strength - Core Equity Fund (MS-CORE EQ) Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
Manulife Strength - Equity Dividend Fund (MS-EQ DIV) Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
Manulife Strength - China Value Foreign Investment Fund (MS-CHINA VALUE)

Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
(Master Fund : Manulife Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited)

Manulife Strength - Emerging Eastern Europe FIF (MS-EE EURO)

Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
(Master Fund : Fiera Capital (UK) Limited)

Manulife Strength - Asian Small Cap Equity FIF (MS-ASIAN SM)

Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
(Master Fund : Manulife Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited)

Manulife Strength - European Growth FIF (MS-EUROPE)

Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
(Master Fund : T. Rowe Price International Ltd.)

Manulife Strength - Healthcare FIF (MS-HCARE)

Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
(Master Fund : Manulife Investment Management (US) LLC)

Manulife Strength - Core Long-Term Equity Fund (MS-CORE LTF)

Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol

Manulife Strength - Flexible Retirement Mutual Fund (MS-FLEX RMF)

Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol

Manulife Strength - Asian Small Cap Equity RMF (MS-ASM RMF) Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
(Master Fund : Manulife Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited)
Manulife Strength - India Equity FIF (MS-INDIA) Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
(Master Fund : Manulife Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited)
Manulife Asia Pacific Property REIT Fund (MN-APREIT) Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
(Sub Fund Manager : Manulife Investment Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)
Manulife US Bank Equity FIF (MN-USBANK) Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
(Master Fund : Manulife Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited)

Manulife NextStep Balanced Growth FIF (MN-BALANCE)

Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
(Master Fund : Franklin Advisers, Inc. , Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. and Franklin Templeton Investments (Asia) Limited )
Manulife Asian Equity Plus FIF (MN-AEPLUS) Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong
Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai
Mr. Peerasith Triratpadoongphol
(Master Fund : First Sentier Investors (Hong Kong) Limited)