Manulife Asset Management has acquired the assets of Optique Capital Management of Milwaukee, Wisc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the companies did say that Optique has $800 million in mutual fund and separately managed account assets under management.

Eight members of the former Optique team will join Manulife to form a new equity team. They will be led by Wendell L. Perkins, senior managing director and senior portfolio manager; and Margaret A. McKay and Edward T. Marraccini, both managing directors and portfolio managers. The team will report to Manulife Asset Management Chief Investment Officer, Global Equities Christopher P. Conkey.

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