Mr. Robert J. Manning is an Executive Chairman at MFS Charter Income Trust, an Executive Chairman at MFS High Yield Municipal Trust, an Executive Chairman at MFS Investment Grade Municipal Trust, an Executive Chairman at MFS Municipal Income Trust, an Executive Chairman-Trustees Board at MFS Government Markets Income Trust and a Non-Executive Chairman at Massachusetts Financial Services Co.
He is on the Board of Directors at Investment Company Institute, Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund, MFS California Municipal Fund, MFS High Income Municipal Trust, MFS Intermediate High Income Fund, MFS Intermediate Income Trust, MFS Multimarket Income Trust, MFS Special Value Trust, Massachusetts Investors Trust and MFS Institutional Trust.
He works closely with the MFS Management Committee, the firm's clients and the board of directors at MFS' parent company, Sun Life.
He was named executive chairman in January 2017.
He was named CEO in 2004, chairman in 2010 and co-CEO in 2015.
He held the title of president and chief investment officer from 2004 to 2009. Prior to that, he led MFS' Fixed Income Division from 2001 to 2004. From 1992 to 2001, he held several senior fixed income positions, including chief strategist, director of research and portfolio manager.
He joined MFS in 1984 as a research analyst in the High Yield Bond Group.
Mr. Manning was previously employed as a Chairman by University of Massachusetts and a Trustee by MFS InterMarket Income Trust I.
He received a Master of Science degree in finance from Boston College (1987) and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts -- Lowell (1984).