JOHN SNYDER is Executive Vice President for Sovereign Asset Management
Corp. He manages several billion in retail and institutional assets for
John Hancock Funds, and is a co-portfolio manager of the Hancock
Sovereign Investors Fund and Hancock Balanced Fund. Mr. Snyder joined
Hancock in 1991 when it acquired the Sovereign Investors Fund. He has
managed the fund since 1984. Sovereign Asset Management is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Hancock Funds. Before joining the firm, Mr. Snyder
was a partner, senior vice president and money manager for Hopper
Soliday & Co., Inc. He has been in the investment business since 1971.
He earned a BS degree in Finance from the University of Richmond and an
MA degree in Economics from the University of New Mexico.
John Snyder - Sovereign Asset Management Corporation
December 22, 2003