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International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Perkins was senior managing director and senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management. He was responsible for equity research, strategy and implementation for several international and global value equity strategies. Manulife Asset Management, which manages $343 billion globally, is wholly owned by Toronto-based Manulife Financial, one of the world’s largest life insurance companies. Most recently, Mr. Perkins was the president and chief investment officer of Optique Capital Management, prior to its acquisition by Manulife. He previously held analytical positions at the State of Wisconsin Investment Board in Madison, Wisconsin and Westinghouse Credit in Chicago. Mr. Perkins is a graduate of Colby College in Maine and earned an M.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a regular guest on CNBC, Fox News and Bloomberg. Mr. Perkins has been profiled in numerous publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron’s, U.S. News & World Report and the Financial Times

Education:

Colby College, BA in English Literature, 1985; University of Wisconsin-Madison, MBA in Finance, 1992

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