Joan Uzdavinis oversees the Portfolio Management Team for the Manulife Real Estate Finance Group. The team responsibilities include: providing weekly pricing matrices, valuing option costs associated with proposed loans, allocating new loans, and determining economic value added for the activities of the Real Estate Finance Groups. The team also generates a number of portfolio risk measures. Additionally, the team is responsible for a variety of reporting, both internally and externally, on the entire North American Commercial Mortgage portfolio.
Ms. Uzdavinis joined the company in 1980, working in the Group Pension area on annual pension valuations, and on the actuarial research and pricing team. In 1987 she moved to the Investment Division and held positions of increasing responsibility within the Investment Strategy and Development Team. In 2005 she joined the Real Estate Finance Group.
Ms. Uzdavinis received her B.S. in mathematics and economics from the University of New Hampshire, and her M.S. in finance from Bentley College. She is also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.