Colby Takes Reins of Five Hancock Funds
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Friday, August 08, 2003

Colby Takes Reins of Five Hancock Funds

James T. Colby III has jumped aboard John Hancock Advisers as the portfolio manager for five of its municipal bond funds. As a vice president and senior portfolio manager, Colby will oversee the management of approximately $1 billion in assets in both the funds and the privately managed accounts area. He reports to Barry Evans, chief fixed income officer.

The five funds for which Colby is responsible include:

  • California Tax-Free Income Fund
  • High Yield Municipal Bond Fund
  • Massachusetts Tax-Free Income Fund
  • New York Tax-Free Income Fund
  • Tax-Free Bond Fund

    Before joining Hancock, Colby spent two years at Old Harbor Capital Management as a principal and senior fixed income portfolio manager. Earlier, he was a vice president, senior portfolio manager and co- manager of the municipal bond group at Evergreen Investment Management for eight years.

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