NU Online News Service, Feb. 2, 2005, 3:50 p.m. EST

A U.S. unit of Manulife Financial Corp., Toronto, has attracted an executive from Fidelity Management & Research Company, Boston.[@@]

The unit, John Hancock Investment Company Operations, Boston, has hired Frank Knox to be vice president and chief compliance officer.

Knox previously was a vice president at Fidelity. He also has served as Fidelity’s ethics and compliance officer, and he has worked in market surveilance at NASD, Washington.