John Hancock Investments builds ETF team, naming Neil Kay to lead West Coast effort

Nino Balduzzi and Jackson Fallon promoted in RIA channel

BOSTON, June 12, 2017—John Hancock Investments said today that it has named Neil Kay as managing Director, ETFs, for the West Coast, as part of the firm’s expansion of its ETF team. Mr. Kay, who joins from Lattice Strategies/Hartford Funds in San Francisco, reports to Michelle Fuller, senior managing director, institutional sales, ETF distribution for John Hancock Investments. He is based in San Francisco.

“With the addition of Neil, our ETF specialist team is now fully staffed,” said Ms. Fuller. “We are pleased to welcome Neil to the firm and look forward to his contributions as we continue building our momentum in the ETF marketplace.”

Prior to Lattice Strategies, Mr. Kay worked as an iShares ETF specialist at BlackRock and at Fisher Investments. He is a finance graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

In other moves, the firm named Nino Balduzzi as senior managing director to lead the RIA team, and also promoted Jackson Fallon to managing director RIA, West Coast. Mr. Fallon reports to Mr. Balduzzi.

“These key team appointments will be very important for us as we provide sales support across our product line and distribution channels,” said Todd Cassler, president, institutional distribution at John Hancock Investments.

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