Manulife Investment Management has signed an agreement to acquire multisector alternative credit manager CQS.
Upon completion of the transaction, Manulife Investment Management will acquire the CQS credit platform and the CQS brand. Manulife Investment Management will acquire the CQS brand and intends to align it with the Manulife brand as a co-branded logo — Manulife | CQS Investment Management — where permitted. The CQS credit platform has approximately $13.5 billion in assets under management as of Oct. 31, 2023.
CQS will continue to be led by Soraya Chabarek, CEO, CQS, and her fellow senior partners, Craig Scordellis, CIO Credit, and Jason Walker, CIO ABS.