Lisa Welch

LISA WELCH is a Second Vice President and Portfolio Manager at
John Hancock Funds. As a member of John Hancock’s financial
institutions team, she specializes in small to mid-sized banks
and thrifts. Her work supports several funds, including the John
Hancock Financial Industries Fund, John Hancock Regional Bank
Fund, John Hancock Bank and Thrift Opportunity Fund and John
Hancock Financial Trends Fund, Inc. Prior to joining John Hancock
Funds in 1998, she was a senior supervisory analyst for the Bank
Supervision and Regulation Division of the Federal Reserve Bank
of Boston. Before that, she was the senior bank examiner for the
Federal Bank of New York. She has been in the banking business
since 1986. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Economics
from Boston College and also earned an MBA in Finance with high
honors from Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts. She has
participated in the Greater Boston Area Executive program at the
MIT Sloan School of Management.

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