September 23, 2020

Carrier Discussion

Wondering how the current state of the economy and capital markets are impacting carrier portfolios and investments, and what that means for new business? Tod Nasser of Pacific Life and Henry Wong from John Hancock engaged in a panel discussion sharing their unique perspectives about their general accounts, and what trends we might see in the future.

Henry Wong & Tod Nasser

Henry Wong
Sr. Managing Director
John Hancock Life Insurance Company

Henry H. Wong is head of U.S. Portfolio Management and Trading, overseeing our USD fixed income investments and derivatives portfolios. Henry’s prior experience includes senior positions in liability valuation and pricing, asset and liability management, and as a credit officer specializing in banks, finance companies, and structured products. Henry serves on our Liquidity Risk Management and Derivatives Risk Oversight committees. He is on the Board of JHUSA, JHNY and JHLH. He joined John Hancock in 1992 and holds a B.S. from M.I.T.  

Tod Nasser
Senior Vice President, Investment Management
Pacific Life Insurance Company

Mr. Nasser oversees Pacific Life’s general account portfolios and advises Pacific Life’s product divisions and subsidiaries on product design, investment opportunities, and hedging strategies. Mr. Nasser joined Pacific Life in 1991. In 2004, he was named chief derivatives officer with responsibility for managing and coordinating all aspects of the use of derivatives at Pacific Life. He was promoted to senior vice president, Investment Management in 2008. He serves on Pacific Life’s Management Investment Committee and Enterprise Risk Committee.

Prior to working for Pacific Life, Mr. Nasser was employed by First Boston Corporation as vice president in charge of strategy for municipal bond sales and trading. He was also head strategist for Financial Futures and Options.