Robert J. Manning, retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MFS Investment Management, has been a director of the company since August 2022.
Mr. Manning retired as Non-Executive Chairman of MFS Investment Management in March 2022 after a 37-year career with the company. Under his leadership, MFS evolved into a global investment manager capable of adding value for individual and institutional investors worldwide. Mr. Manning joined MFS in 1984 as a Fixed Income Research Analyst and held several positions with increasing responsibility within the firm’s Investment division, including Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income Strategist and Director of Fixed Income Research. In 2004, he was named Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Manning added the chair role in 2010 and was named co-CEO in 2015. He had been Executive Chairman since 2017 and Non-Executive Chairman since 2021.
Mr. Manning is 58 years old and a member of the Compensation and Talent Development Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee.
With more than three decades of financial services experience and leadership, Manning brings a deep understanding of the investor community. Manning also has expertise in building corporate value and evaluating corporate capital allocation, operating systems and environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies.