Formerly Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Strategist of John Hancock/Manulife, where he was responsible for the Company’s General Account Portfolios, Dr. Reitano managed the Global Investment Strategy Group of 50 investment and financial professionals and support staff organized into 7 teams in Boston and Toronto. Dr. Reitano was board member and Chairman of the Investment Committees for John Hancock Variable Life Insurance Company and Investors Partner Life Insurance Company; Chairman of the investment oversight committees responsible for the Company’s Pension Plans, 401(k) plans, and Variable Series Trust; board member of various John Hancock subsidiaries; and served as the Company’s Derivatives Supervisory Officer.
A frequent industry speaker and teacher, his research papers have appeared in the Journal of Portfolio Management, the North American Actuarial Journal, the Transactions of the Society of Actuaries and the Actuarial Research Clearing House. His research has won an Annual Prize of the Society of Actuaries and two biennial F.M. Redington Prizes awarded by the Investment Section of the Society of the Actuaries. His book, “Introduction to Quantitative Finance: A Math Tool Kit,” was published by MIT Press in January, 2010.
Dr. Reitano has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from M.I.T., is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, and a member of the International Actuarial Association. He has served on the Editorial staff and provides editorial support for several finance and actuarial journals, serves on the Committee on Financial Research of the Society of Actuaries, the Global Council and the Boston Chapter Steering Committee of the Professional Risk Managers International Association, as well as on non-profit Boards and investment committees.
Dr. Reitano is the Principal of Strategic Investment Risk Management, a consulting firm specializing in strategic investment responses to asset/liability risk management problems and objectives, as well as in staff training in the development, implementation and oversight of investment risk management solutions. He has provided consulting services in the life insurance, medical malpractice insurance and pension sectors.
He has been Visiting Professor in the MSIM Program at Reykjavik University Business School, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Mathematical Finance program at Boston University.