Jan. 6, 2002 — Former Pioneer Investments Inc. money manager Robert Junkin has joined crosstown Boston rival John Hancock Funds.
Junkin became part of the team that oversees the $388-million J Hancock Large Cap Equity Fund/A (TAGRX). The team’s other members are lead manager Paul Berlinguet, and co-managers Robert Uek and Thomas Norton.
At Pioneer, Junkin had helped run Pioneer Growth Shares/A (MOMGX) and Pioneer Mid Cap Growth Fund/A (PITHX) from November 2001 to last November. Eric Weigel continues as the sole manager of both portfolios. Pioneer has no plans to replace Junkin, a company spokeswoman said.