Sam Sivarajan

Managing Director,
Head of Manulife Private Wealth

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Sam Sivarajan has almost 20 years of international experience in investment and private banking, as well as law and draws on this diverse experience to help address the challenges facing Manulife Private Wealth’s(MPW) clients.

Sam is currently the Managing Director and Head of Manulife Private Wealth. Prior to assuming this role, he was the Head of Investments and Head of Sales at MPW and was responsible for establishing Manulife Private Wealth’s investment platform. He previously held senior management roles at the Canadian subsidiary of an international bank, where he was responsible for the founding of the top-ranked ultrahigh- net-worth business in Canada and headed the team of advisors working with high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth Canadian clients. Earlier in his career, Sam was a senior mergers and acquisitions investment banker in the telecommunications sector in London, UK and Vienna, Austria, as well as a corporate lawyer for a leading Canadian international business law firm.

Sam currently serves on the advisory boards of the Canadian Club of Toronto, the Arthritis Society, and the New Life Centre and has been active as a fundraiser for the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Foundation and Princess Margaret Hospital. He has trekked the Andes and Eastern Himalayas, and has reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, and Gran Paradiso, the highest peak in the Italian Alps. Sam also completed the Boston Marathon in 2013. In 2015, he completed a 9 days, 1400 km cycling trip from London, UK to Monaco.

Sam published a well-received book on personal wealth management titled: “Money Talks: Lessons from Canada’s Wealthiest” and is regularly quoted in the media. He is currently undertaking a part-time doctorate in behavioural finance at the University of Manchester.

A graduate of University of Western Ontario (Economics), he also has his Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Toronto, and is a Certified Financial Planner (U.K.).


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