Manulife is proud to be the recipient of many awards that recognize the Company for its overall excellence and specific achievements in areas such as corporate governance, communications, customer satisfaction, professional training and education, and charitable and community programs.
Hong Kong, December 31, 2010 Manulife (International) Limited Awarded Web Care Ruby Award Manulife (International) Limited has been awarded a Web Care Award in the Ruby Award category, for its dedicated efforts in providing a barrier-free website. This further demonstrates the Company's high standards in clarity of presentation and communication of ideas, succinct use of language and effectiveness of graphic design in its website. The Web Care Awards are part of Internet Professional Association’s (iProA) ongoing e-Inclusion Campaign, which aims to promote barrier-free Web sites that can be navigated easily by all people.
China, December 27, 2010 Manulife-Sinochem’s Beijing Branch Earns Honours Manulife-Sinochem’s Beijing Branch was named “The Strongest Insurance Company in 2010” by the Beijing Insurance Industry as part of the “Golden Policy” Yearly Appraisal Event.
China, December 20, 2010 Exemplary Product Award Manulife-Sinochem’s endowment product “Jin Fu Lian Lian” won the Shanghai Insurance Industry 2010 Exemplary Savings Product of the Year award.
San Diego, December 13, 2010 Manulife’s China-Canada Program wins communications award Manulife Financial received a Bronze Award in the League of American Communications Professionals’ (LACP) 2010 Magellan Awards for its
China-Canada Communications campaign. Manulife received a total score of 96 out of a maximum 100 points for its campaign and ranked in the top 50 out of more than 375 entries.
Toronto, December 2, 2010 Manulife Strategic Income Fund Honoured with Canadian Investment Award; Manulife Yield Opportunities Fund Recognized with Canadian Investment Marketing Award Manulife Mutual Funds took home two prestigious awards at the 16th annual Canadian Investment Awards gala on December 1st. One award was for excellence in investment management, while the other honoured the highly successful marketing campaign for the launch of a new fixed income fund, Manulife Yield Opportunities Fund. The Manulife Strategic Income Fund was honoured with a Bronze award in the Global Fixed Income Category. The Bronze award in the Canadian Investment Marketing category highlighted the marketing campaign for the January 2010 launch of a new Manulife fund, the Manulife Yield opportunities Fund.
New York, November 23, 2010 John Hancock Tops Global Equities Fund Ranking for 5th Time The John Hancock Global Opportunities Fund, managed by Timothy Malloy, Roger Hamilton and Chris Arbuthnot, topped Bloomberg's "Best Global Equities Funds" ranking for the fifth straight month. The ranking is based on Bloomberg's evaluation of long- and short-term returns.
Jakarta, November 18, 2010 Manulife Wins 1st Best Life Insurance Company in 2010 and Most Favorite Life Insurance Company 2010 The Indonesian Insurance and Reinsurance Broker Association (ABAI) have awarded Manulife Indonesia the 1st Best Life Insurance Company award for 2010 and Most Favorite Life Insurance Company for 2010. ABAI members represent policyholders in Indonesia and the awards reflect an appreciation of Manulife Indonesia as a reliable and trustworthy employee benefits provider.
Hong Kong, November 17, 2010 Manulife is “Best Company for Financial Planning Excellence” for fourth year running For the fourth consecutive year, Manulife (International) Limited (Manulife) has been designated Hong Kong’s “Best Company for Financial Planning Excellence” in the insurance sector of the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards. The awards, which are co-organized annually by the South China Morning Post (SCMP) and the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK) are highly prized in the worlds of insurance, banking and independent financial advice. Manulife has been the winner of this title since its inception in 2007 and the insurer that has consistently had the most awardees in the competition.
Philippines, November 16, 2010 Most Astute Investor in Local Currency Bonds by The Asset Benchmark Research Aira Gaspar, CFA, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Manulife Philippines has been named among the “Most Astute Investors in Local Currency Bonds 2010” in The Asset Benchmark Research survey. She was named among the Philippines’ most astute investors for the third consecutive year.
Hong Kong, November 9, 2010 Manulife’s Slimmed-Down eBook Wins Two Galaxy Awards Manulife’s Slimmed-Down eBook Wins Two Galaxy Awards
Manulife’s new eBook has earned two Galaxy Awards – bronze awards in the section “Brochures: Corporate” and “Public Relations: Special Purpose Project”. The decision was made by a jury of outstanding professionals from around the world who reviewed more than 500 entries. In addition to being a corporate marketing e-brochure, the Manulife in Hong Kong 2009-2010 eBook is designed to meet the needs of an increasingly web-savvy readership.
New York, November 3, 2010 Manulife Ranks as Top Canadian Company in World Ranking of Asset Management Companies A recent report published by Towers Watson looked at Pensions and Investments World 500 Rankings. Manulife led all Canadian asset-management companies with close to US$418 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2009. According to the report, Manulife’s rise to the top of Canadian asset managers is due to its growth of pension assets and retirement product sales as well as the merger with Boston-based John Hancock Financial Services Inc. in 2004.
Boston, November 2, 2010 John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Receives 12 Marketing Awards from the Insurance and Financial Communications Association John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) received 12 awards from The Insurance and Financial Communications Association for marketing and communications creativity, design and writing.
JHRPS was honored with six “Best in Show” awards:
Guaranteed Income for Life Select Plan Sponsor Brochure
Financial Representative Website
Market Dynamics Calculator
"Awards for Excellence" were awarded for:
Guaranteed Income for Life Plan Sponsor Video
Edward Jones Launch
JH StartSmart Demo
JHRPS also received three "Honorable Mentions":
Guaranteed Income for Life Select Participant Brochure
Plan Sponsor Web Commercial
Boston, October 15, 2010 John Hancock Wins Four Awards at In-House Agency Forum Creativity Awards For the second year in a row, John Hancock’s Brand Communications & Creative Services group was the only entrant to win awards in each of its areas of expertise (print, video and interactive). That group was joined by the John Hancock Mutual Funds Marketing team, which took Silver in the Sales Promotion category.
Beijing, October 14, 2010 Manulife Wins Award from Canada China Business Council Manulife was awarded “Member of the Year – Silver” at the Canada China Business Council’s (CCBC) Awards Gala held in Beijing, China on October 13, 2010. In recognition of Manulife’s significant contributions to the firm’s growth and business model, the award was based on the successful establishment of a joint venture partnership in 2010, Manulife TEDA Fund Management Company Ltd.
Hong Kong, October 7, 2010 Four MFC Global Investment Management portfolio managers named "Most Astute Investors" Four MFC Global Investment Management portfolio managers were named on the A list of The Asset magazine's 'Most Astute Investors in Local Currency Bonds' benchmark survey. Every year, The Asset magazine surveys sell-side analysts and asks them to nominate fixed income professionals for their knowledge of the markets, their understanding of credits and their investment acumen.
Boston, October 4, 2010 John Hancock Mutual Funds Named Among the “Category Kings” by the Wall Street Journal’s Quarterly Mutual Fund Review Several John Hancock mutual funds were named among the “Category Kings” by the Wall Street Journal in their Quarterly Mutual Fund Review for the Third Quarter of 2010. Included were:
• John Hancock Small Cap Intrinsic Value A (Small-Cap Core Equity Funds)
• JHF II Lifecycle 2010 A (Mixed-Asset Target 2010 Funds)
• JHF II Lifecycle 2020 A (Mixed-Asset Target 2020 Funds)
• JHF II Lifecycle 2030 A (Mixed-Asset Target 2030 Funds)
• JHF II Lifecycle 2035 A (Mixed-Asset Target 2035 Funds)
• John Hancock High Yield A (High Yield Taxable)
• John Hancock Bond A (Long Term Bond Funds)
Boston, September 29, 2010 John Hancock Life Insurance Wins Six Awards for Excellence in Sales Materials The John Hancock Life Insurance business unit won six awards including two “Best of Show” Awards from the Insurance and Financial Communicators Association (IFCA) for excellence in sales materials for distribution partners. The 2010 John Hancock Life Insurance Calendar and the John Hancock LifeCare Mailer both were named Best of Show, the highest award given by IFCA. Winning “Awards of Excellence” were John Hancock’s Advisor Brief, Key to Life Microsite, and Sales Incentive Conference Materials.
Boston, September 28, 2010 John Hancock Funds Web Site Ranks #2 in kasina's 2010 Top Ten Websites for Financial Intermediaries John Hancock Funds repeated its second place rank in kasina’s 12th annual report of the best web sites for financial intermediaries based on a three-tier methodology that objectively measured availability of content, quality of content and user experience. John Hancock Funds’ website was recognized for its strong branding throughout the site and the successful integration of content and tools to help advisers communicate better with their clients.
Boston, September 23, 2010 John Hancock Funds' Web Site Receives Top Award from Web Marketing Association John Hancock Funds' financial professional web site was recognized as “Best of Industry” in the Mutual Funds category in the 2010 WebAwards competition. The award marks the fourth year in a row that John Hancock Funds has taken top honors in the Mutual Funds category.
Hong Kong, September 15, 2010 Manulife receives Hong Kong's Best Company for Financial Planning Excellence in the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards Manulife has won Hong Kong’s “Best Company for Financial Planning Excellence” in the insurance sector of the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards for the fourth year running. Two of our outstanding advisors have placed among the top three winners in the insurance sector. The awards, which are co-organised annually by the South China Morning Post and the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong, are highly regarded in the industry.
Boston, September 3, 2010 John Hancock Global Opportunities Fund Named Top Global Equities Fund Two John Hancock Mutual Funds sub-advised by MFC Global Investment Management won top honours from Bloomberg Markets Magazine in its annual rankings. The John Hancock Global Opportunities Fund won the number one spot among global equities funds. In addition, the John Hancock Strategic Income Fund placed sixth among top global bond funds.
Thailand, September 1, 2010 Manulife Thailand receives Prime Minister's Award for Outstanding Management at an Insurance Company Manulife Thailand was presented a Prime Minister’s Insurance Award for the category “Insurance Company with Outstanding Management” for 2009. This is the second consecutive year Manulife Thailand has won a Prime Minister’s Award. For 2009, Manulife Thailand was selected for its excellence in overall management based on key business principles crucial to business success.
Indonesia, September 1, 2010 PT Manulife Aset Manajemen Indonesia picks up Shariah equity performance award PT Manulife Aset Manajement Indonesia, has picked up the “Best Islamic Equity Award” for its Shariah-compliant Indonesia equity fund, Manulife Syariah Sektoral Amanah. The award, which is presented annually by a leading local investment publication, Investor Magazine, is in recognition of the fund’s top-ranking performance over a one-year period. Launched in January 2009, the fund has returned 26.6% to investors over the one-year period to July 30, 2010 and beat competition from local funds to top the equity fund charts.
Kitchener, August 10, 2010 Individual Insurance wins Best of Show from IFCA The Individual Insurance communications team won “Best of Show” from the Insurance Financial Communicators Association (IFCA) for its 2009 Manulife Term Rocks campaign – a campaign which encouraged advisors to choose Manulife term insurance. The team also won an Award of Excellence for its advisor blog, Let's Talk Insurance and Honourable Mention for Spot the Opportunity online insurance game for advisor continuing education credits.
Japan, July 11, 2010 MFC Global Investment Management honoured for outstanding performance MFC GIM Japan has been honoured for outstanding performance at the 2010 R&I Fund Awards. The Awards honour outstanding performance achieved by investment managers in various product categories. Among these was MFC Global Investment Management Japan’s Japanese Core Fixed Income Active which was recognized in the “Japanese Active Fixed Income 3-Years category.”
Hong Kong, July 9, 2010 Top Service and Products make Manulife the Most Trusted and Emotive Brand among Consumers Manulife has won three well-known brand and service awards for its trusted products and image, namely the “Trusted Brands Gold Award” in the insurance industry category for Hong Kong organized by Reader’s Digest magazine; Next Magazine’s Tope Service Award in 2010 in the “Insurance Companies-Personal Financial Planning” category; and the Yahoo! Emotive brand Award in the insurance section.
Beijing, July 9, 2010 Manulife-Sinochem recognized at Best Customer Service in China Awards Manulife-Sinochem Co. Ltd. was an Award Winner in the "Best Service Features 2009-2010" Category of the Best Customer Service in China Awards, which demonstrates the firm's continued excellence in service and tradition of responsible leadership. The fifth annual rankings for Best Customer Service in China were announced on July 9, at a ceremony in Beijing that included 13 award categories: the event, considered a benchmark in evaluating customer service in China, is co-organized by the China Information Industry Association (CIIA) and the China Association of Trade in Services (CATIS).
Jakarta, July 1, 2010 Manulife Indonesia is 1st Runner Up Best Life Insurance Company 2010 Manulife Indonesia earned the 1st Runner Up Best Life Insurance Company 2010 award from Investor magazine in the category of life insurers with more than IDR10 trillion in assets. The ranking referred to companies’ financial statements from 2006-2009. This is the fourth consecutive time Manulife Indonesia has one this award.
Boston, June 29, 2010 John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (RPS) earns top rankings for client satisfaction in industry benchmark survey John Hancock RPS earned top rankings for its service from plan sponsors in an industry survey administered by Chatham Partners. According to the survey, John Hancock RPS earned 43 “best-in-class” rankings from clients in a broad range of industries and sectors which span the entire retirement plan services spectrum, from overall impressions of the company to the quality of client account representatives, phone support, administrative services for plan sponsors and more.
Bangkok, June 23, 2010 Manulife Thailand recognized for Best Professional Services in 2009 Manulife Thailand has earned the 2009 “Best Professional Service” award by the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The awards recognize, promote, and reward business excellence based on key business principles that are crucial for business success including excellence in general business achievements, entrepreneurial spirit, trade, technology, environment, community and social advancements, and Thai-Canadian linkages.
Philippines, June 22, 2010 Manulife Philippines is awarded the LOMA Excellence in Education Award for a third time Manulife Philippines was awarded the 2010 Excellence in Education (EIE) award by the Life Office Management Association (LOMA). It is one of only 39 LOMA member-companies to have been recognized with this honour worldwide. The company received similar awards in 1998 and 2008 for its ongoing commitment for the professional development of its employees.
Boston, June 21, 2010 John Hancock Funds Wins American Business Awards On Monday, June 21, The American Business Awards presented John Hancock Funds The "Stevie Award" for Best Creative Team. This award marked the fourth consecutive award in this category for the John Hancock Funds Creative Team.
Hong Kong, June 11, 2010 Manulife’s Wastewi$e Label upgraded to the level "Excellence" Hong Kong’s Environmental Campaign Committee has upgraded Manulife’s Wastewi$e Label to the level "Excellence". The award is part of the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence created to encourage businesses to take measures to reduce waste and develop “green” management.
Boston, June 9, 2010 John Hancock Annuities wins top rating from Annuity Monitor for client account information displays John Hancock Annuities received the highest rating from Corporate Insight’s Annuity Monitor for its approach to the account information displays offered to clients on its web site. In its May 27, 2010 issue, Annuity Monitor awarded John Hancock with an “A”, the highest grade due to its “strong account information display layout and excellent selection of contract information and performance data” among other attributes.
Kansas City, June 1, 2010 Manulife Investments receives process excellence award Manulife Investments Operations was presented with the 2010 AWD Process Excellence Award by DTS Technologies for its effective use of an imaging and workflow process system to make service improvements to advisor and customer transactions.
Boston, May 31, 2010 John Hancock Funds Honored By Money Management Executive Money Management Executive, an industry publication, honored John Hancock Funds President & CEO Keith Hartstein in the visionary leadership category, and John Hancock Signature Services received a Fund Operations award. These were given at the 8th Annual Fund Operations Awards, during the National Investment Company Service Association’s general membership meeting in Boston.
Tokyo, May 21, 2010 MFC Global Investment Management Japan's fixed income capabilities recognised by leading pension consultant Leading Japanese pension consultants, Rating & Investment Information Inc. (R&I), have chosen MFC Global Investment Management's Japanese Fixed Income Active as the best performing strategy in R&I's Japan Bond Performance Universe (DB universe/3 years track record ending March 2010).
Toronto, May 20, 2010 Manulife Financial Recognized on the 2010 Investor 500 Ranking Canadian Business magazine's Investor 500 is an annual report card on Canada’s 500 largest publicly traded companies. This year's Investor 500 ranks Manulife #1 in total revenue and #8 in market capitalization. In this year's list of large-cap companies, Manulife's stock performance ranks #25.
Boston, May 20, 2010 John Hancock Awarded Bike Friendly Silver Level Award from the City of Boston For the third year in a row, John Hancock Financial was recognized by the City of Boston and Mayor Thomas Menino at the annual Bike Friendly Business Awards for its “bike-friendly” efforts for its employees in Boston. The Bike Friendly Business award recognizes firms that take steps to “improve the climate for cycling in Boston,” such as providing bike rooms, outdoor bike racks, promotional information or guaranteed-ride-home services.
Hong Kong, May 19, 2010 Yahoo HK! Emotive Brand Award in the insurance category Manulife Hong Kong wins Yahoo HK! Emotive Brand Award (Insurance Category) for the seventh time. The awards set out to recognise companies that enhance awareness of the importance of excellent products and services in the market. A public ballot was involved, after nominations for 24 industry categories had been made by marketing and advertising executives and business leaders. A record-breaking two million votes were received during the poll this year.
Hong Kong, May 19, 2010 MFC Global Investment Management and Manulife scoop prestigious fund awards Manulife and MFC Global Investment Management both took home prestigious awards at the Asian Investor 2010 Investment Performance awards in Hong Kong. MFC Global Investment Management's US Small Cap Equity Opportunity Fund was singled out for the investment performance award in the small cap equity category. Meanwhile, Manulife picked up one of the event's flagship 'Marquee Awards' for Best Insurance Company fund/product distributor award.
Boston, May 17, 2010 John Hancock Funds Wins Three Internet Advertising Awards from the Web Marketing Association John Hancock Funds was recognized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA) for their Internet Advertising Competition Awards (IAC), in the categories of: Best Financial Services Interactive Application, for its Roth IRA Conversion Calculator; Best Financial Services Online Video, for its “Volatility”
e-mercial; and Best Financial Services Email message, for Portfolio Insight, a web-based tool that allows financial advisers to create detailed analyses of client portfolios in customized reports.
Jakarta, May 10, 2010 Manulife Indonesia Wins Net Promoter Customer Loyalty Award 2010 Manulife Indonesia was awarded with Net Promoter Customer Loyalty Award 2010 by Octovate Consulting Group and SWA magazine. Net Promoter Score is an exclusive and latest methodology developed by Satmetrix Systems Inc., Reichheld of Bain & Company. The method is a scientific measurement that is applied in measuring the improvement of marketing and corporate financial performance.
Jakarta, May 6, 2010 Manulife Indonesia Wins Service Quality Award 2010 Manulife Indonesia was awarded with 2 categories of Service Quality Award 2010 namely Diamond for health insurance category and Gold for life insurance category by Marketing magazine and Carre-CCSL (Center for Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty). As an Integrated Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality Consulting firm, Carre-CCSL conducts yearly Omnibus Survey for Customer Perception in Service Satisfaction. Those with excellent and exceptional performances will be awarded with the prestigious "Service Quality Award".
Boston, May 4, 2010 John Hancock Lauded by American Heart Association as a "Fit Friendly" Company John Hancock has been named a 2009 “Gold Level Award” recipient as a “Start! Fit Friendly Company” by the American Heart Association. This prestigious award recognizes the Company’s commitment to building a healthy workplace for employees by taking important steps to create a culture of physical activity. John Hancock has an extensive and growing number of programs under the umbrella of its HealthMatters initiative aimed at helping employees live healthy lives.
Hong Kong, May 3, 2010 Volunteer Movement Gold Award 2009 Manulife Hong Kong has just received Volunteer Movement Gold Award 2009 from the Social Welfare Department. This is the 6th consecutive year in winning this voluntary service award to recognize our volunteering efforts in the territory. We achieved more than 7,000 hours in voluntary service in 2009.
Hong Kong, April 29, 2010 Manulife Wins Reader's Digest Asia Trusted Brands Award Manulife was awarded with a Hong Kong Gold award by the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Survey. Carried out annually over the past 12 years, it is one of the most comprehensive, credible and transparent consumer surveys in Asia, based on scientific and structured research and has become a benchmark for consumers and companies to identify which brands appeal most to Asian consumers.
Burlington, April 21, 2010 Manulife Securities Wins Burlington United Way Campaign of the Year for 2009 Manulife Securities was honoured with the United Way Campaign of the Year – Burlington Award for businesses with over 100 employees. The award was presented at the Spirit of Community Awards hosted by the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton.
New York, April 21, 2010 Manulife recognized on Forbes Global 2000 List Manulife ranked 112th on the Forbes Global 2000; a list comprised of the most powerful listed companies in the world. The list recognizes global giants and uses an equal weighting of sales, profits assets and market value to rank companies according to size.
Toronto, April 8, 2010 Manulife Recognized as one of the Best Employers for New Canadians For the third consecutive year, Manulife has been named one of the Best Employers for New Canadians. This national competition recognizes employers who offer unique programs and initiatives, helping new Canadians integrate into the workforce. Manulife was recognized for several of our initiatives, including our partnerships with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and CareerBridge, a program connecting professional-level immigrants with Canadian companies.
Boston, April 7, 2010 John Hancock Leads Industry in Survivorship Life Insurance Sales in 2009 John Hancock Life Insurance led the industry in total survivorship life insurance sales in 2009, according to a recent survey of 79 major life insurers by LIMRA International. With survivorship sales of $147.9 million in premium in 2009, John Hancock maintained its number one ranking and also increased its industry-leading market share to almost 20 percent, according to LIMRA’s survey. John Hancock also led the industry in variable life (including variable universal life), with sales of approximately $137.9 million, according to LIMRA.
Hong Kong, April 7, 2010 Manulife named Caring Company for Eighth Consecutive Year Manulife was recently named “Caring Company” by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS). This is the eighth consecutive year that Manulife has received this prestigious recognition which recognizes companies demonstrating good corporate citizenship.
Chicago, April 6, 2010 John Hancock Small Cap Intrinsic Value Fund recognized as Best Performing Small Cap Fund John Hancock Small Cap Fund, managed by the Intrinsic Value team in Boston, was profiled recently by two industry sources for its #1 performance ranking for year-to-date periods. Investor's Business Daily profiled the Fund for its #1 ranking among small-cap blend funds for the first quarter. Zack's Investment Research also profiled the fund as a result of its top performance ranking among Zach's small cap fund universe.
Shanghai, March 23, 2010 Manulife-Sinochem Earns Government Excellence Award Manulife-Sinochem was honoured with an award for excellence this month by China’s top government entity. At the recommendation of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), MSL received an “Excellent Organization” award from the State Council National Economic Census Commission – the only foreign life insurance company to earn this prestigious award. The State Council is China’s top executive body.
San Diego, March 22, 2010 Manulife Financial wins a bronze medal in LACP's 2009 Inspire Awards Competition The League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) has awarded Manulife Financial a bronze medal in the 'Multiple/One-Time' category for its company-wide internal communications initiatives supporting its 10-year IPO celebrations. Out of 427 entrants, Manulife ranked in the top 50 and received a total score of 96 out of a maximum 100 points.
Hong Kong, March 19, 2010 Continued success for Manulife at service awards MIL was named a Sing Tao Excellent Services Brand for the fourth year in a row. The Sing Tao Excellent Services Brand 2009 title was earned under the MPF Service Provider Category, in which Manulife was chosen by Hong Kong consumers above six other contenders for the title. The result was generated by a public poll involving readers of Sing Tao Daily, Headline Daily, Investment Weekly and Sing Tao’s Web site. With its wealth of experience in managing pension schemes, Manulife offers a superb quality of provident-funds services to both employers and members, including the personalized services provided by its dedicated and professional MPF intermediary team, the comprehensive MPF electronic services such as the e-Alert services via email and/or SMS, the easy-to-use retirement calculator and user-friendly electronic communication channels.
Hong Kong, March 19, 2010 Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Wins Three 2010 Hong Kong Lipper Fund Awards Three MFC GIM managed funds in the Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Funds (MPF) category have been awarded Lipper Awards for 2010. The three funds include: Manulife Global Select MPF-International Bond - 3 year global bond category, Manulife Global Select MPF-International Bond - 5 year global bond category, Manulife Global Select MPF-European Equity - 3 year European equity category.
Shanghai, March 10, 2010 Manulife-Sinochem ranked No 1 in competitiveness among Foreign Life Insurers in China A report published on February 27 by the 21st Century Business Herald – one of China’s most widely subscribed financial newspapers ranked Manulife-Sinochem sixth among Chinese life insurance companies, up from seventh the previous year, and ranked 1st again among foreign life insurers in China. The report analyzed the competitiveness of Asian insurance companies in terms of their market scale, capital capacity, adequacy of claim reserves, profitability, and operational stability.
Jakarta, March 3, 2010 PT Manulife Aset Manajemen Indonesia (MAMI) picks up performance awards Two of MAMI’s funds were singled out for their one year performance at the Majalah Investor Best Mutual Funds 2010 awards. The event, which is held annually in Jakarta, recognizes outstanding investment performance of onshore mutual funds in Indonesia. MAMI’s flagship equity fund – the Manulife Saham Andalan fund - topped the 1 year equity performance category for funds managing over 1 trillion Indonesian Rupiahs. Meanwhile, in the 1 year balanced fund category A, the MAMI-managed Manulife Dana Tumbuh Berimbang fund took the honours.
Skokie, February 26, 2010 John Hancock Named one of the Top 20 Annuity Writers by LIMRA John Hancock was recognized as one of the Top 20 annuity writers for 2009. According to the list which was based on LIMRA's U.S. Individual Annuities Survey, John Hancock was ranked 11th. LIMRA is a worldwide research, consulting and performance improvement organization to insurance and financial services companies.
Boston, February 24, 2010 Jhannuities.com Wins Gold John Hancock Annuities was recently honoured with multiple wins in the 2009 Annuity Monitor Awards, presented by Corporate Insight, a leader in the ongoing review of annuity industry websites. JH Annuities was awarded more gold medals in 2009 than any other company and was the only firm to earn three consecutive gold Monitor Awards in two categories – Public Home Page Navigation and Client Account Information. A fourth medal – silver this time – was earned in the Public Education Resources category.
Waterloo, February 19, 2010 Manulife Strategic Income Fund recognized at the 2010 Lipper Fund Awards The following funds were recognized for excellence by the investment industry at the 2010 Lipper Awards; Manulife Monthly High Income Fund, Manulife Strategic Income Fund, Manulife Canadian Bond Plus Fund, AIC Global Real Estate Fund, and Value Leaders Balanced Income Portfolio. Also recognized by Lipper was Mawer Investment Management Ltd., managers of the Manulife Mawer family of funds who won four Lipper awards.
Boston, February 15, 2010 John Hancock Funds Rises to #8 Spot in Barron’s Ranking of Top 61 Fund Families in 2009. Also ranked #4 in Mixed Equity Fund category for the year John Hancock Funds advanced 23 places in Barron’s 2009 Mutual Fund Family Ranks to take the eighth spot for the year out of 61 fund families. In a sub-ranking of fund families in the Mixed-Equity category, John Hancock Funds placed fourth.
New York, February 5, 2010 John Hancock ranks third on Top 200 Stock Mutual Fund List of 'Ultra Fund Families' John Hancock tied for third place on TheStreet.com’s Top 200 Stock Mutual Funds list of ‘Ultra Fund Families’ in the fourth quarter. John Hancock earned the distinction for having the third highest number of equity funds among TheStreet.com's Top 200 equity funds based on a proprietary ranking system.
Boston, February 4, 2010 John Hancock Annuities wins DALBAR service award; Ranks First for Service Within Annuity Industry for 2009 John Hancock Annuities received the DALBAR Financial Intermediary Post-Sale Service Award, earning the number one ranking for service to Financial Intermediaries within the annuity industry by DALBAR, Inc beating out 15 other annuity carriers. In the two years since re-entering the competition, John Hancock has climbed to the top position. This marks the eighth year that John Hancock has received DALBAR recognition. John Hancock Annuities also received the number two overall ranking when compared to a total of 36 financial service companies gaining recognition for setting the industry standard in overall attitude, customer service, and expertise of representatives.
Toronto, February 3, 2010 Team Manulife wins top fundraising award at Manulife Walk for Memories Team Manulife was honoured as the top fundraising team at the very successful Manulife Walk for Memories on Saturday, January 30. With more than 50 team members sporting green Manulife t-shirts this year, Team Manulife really stood out in the crowd. The event raised $530,000 to help individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease and to fund research to find a cure.
New York, February 2, 2010 John Hancock recognized a leading brand among advisors and affluent investors Phoenix Marketing International, one of the fastest-growing research companies in the U.S., announced today findings from its latest studies surveying financial advisors and affluent investors. The studies show that John Hancock commands a favorable overall impression among firms well known to advisors and is a leader among the most important criteria for advisors when recommending a brand to their client. John Hancock's print ads were also recognized and achieved one of the highest overall assessments. Among affluent investors surveyed by Phoenix, John Hancock was recognized a leader among the most important criteria used when selecting providers of retirement products.
Hong Kong, February 2, 2010 The Sixth Consecutive year Manulife.com.hk has won the Web Care Award Manulife’s continuous and dedicated efforts to maintain a barrier-free corporate website, has earned a sixth Web Care Gold Prize from the Internet Professional Association (iProA) in recognition of the user-friendliness, accessibility and barrier-free Internet services of www.manulife.com.hk.
Toronto, January 29, 2010 Manulife Securities ranked as one of the Top Underwriters of 2009 The National Post has issued a special section on Dealmakers and includes a ranking of the Top Underwriters of 2009. Manulife Securities Incorporated has placed in the top 50 category of All Financings – Bonus Credit –Underwriters.
Chicago, January 29, 2010 Manulife Financial and John Hancock recognized with TOBY Award from the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago The Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) announced the winners of its first-ever Gold Circle Awards and its annual "The Office Building of the Year" (TOBY) Awards at the BOMA/Chicago Gold Circle Awards Gala held at the Palmer House Hilton. Manulife Financial was honoured for excellence in office building management and sustainability initiatives in the 500,000 – One Million Square Feet Category for the 191 West Wacker building, owned by John Hancock.
Oldwick, January 26, 2010 A.M. Best ranks Manulife as one of the Top 20 global insurance companies Manulife Financial is one of the Top 20 global insurance organizations, according to A.M. Best's recent ranking in its weekly insurance newsletter, based on 2008 total, non-banking assets.
Hanoi, January 26, 2010 Manulife Vietnam honoured for top quality service Manulife Vietnam received the "Best Service Award" for the insurance category at the 2009 Golden Dragon Awards Ceremony held by the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Investment and Planning, and The Vietnam Economic Times. The award underscores Manulife's leadership in providing professional and quality customer service.
Hong Kong, January 22, 2010 MFC Global Investment Management recognized at Asia Asset Management's Best of the Best awards MFC Global Investment Management (Asia) has picked up two prestigious awards at Asia Asset Management's Best of the Best awards 2010. MFC GIM (Asia) was praised for its achievements in a 'transformational' year under the leadership of Michael Dommermuth, Head of Asia Investments, who picked up the 'Regional CEO of the Year' award. Meanwhile, Manulife Asset Management Taiwan impressed the judges to win the 'Most Innovative Product' category for the launch of its Asia Pacific High Grade Bond Fund.
Shanghai, January 22, 2010 Manulife-Sinochem receives two special awards from Chinese media At the 2009 Finance China Form held in Beijing, Manulife-Sinochem was recognized for 'Outstanding Brand Building' by a major financial media group. Manulife-Sinochem also received the 'Most Popular Children’s Insurance Product' award from the China Times and CCTV Business Channel.
Boston, January 13, 2010 John Hancock Funds wins multiple awards for web site and marketing communications John Hancock Funds wrapped up 2009 by winning multiple awards for its web site, advisor communications, and customer service. John Hancock Funds placed second in kasinas’s annual rankings of top financial intermediary web sites for 2009. The advisor tool ‘Portfolio Insight’ won the highest award from the League of American Communications Professionals in its 2009 Spotlight Awards. Portfolio Insight also won in the category of Rich Internet Application at the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology 14th annual competition. Finally, John Hancock Funds was ranked fifth in the industry for the quality of marketing materials by the Financial Research Corporation in its annual survey of advisors.
Boston, January 12, 2010 John Hancock Signature Services and John Hancock Annuities awarded DALBAR 2009 Service Award John Hancock Signature Services and John Hancock Annuities are among those firms awarded the DALBAR 2009 Service Award. DALBAR Inc. is the nation’s leading financial services market research and consulting firm that identifies financial services provider that deliver industry-leading service to their customers.
New York, January 11, 2010 John Hancock High Yield Fund ranked #1 in 4th quarter Barron's Weekly listed John Hancock High Yield Fund as the top-performing high-yield fund in Q4 2009 with a return of 10.91 per cent. Lead manager of the High Yield Team Arthur Calavritinos invested the fund to benefit from a resurgence of the airlines; in particular, their "tight-capacity scenario" which he believes is still extant today.
Hong Kong, January 6, 2010 Manulife eBook wins Galaxy Bronze Award Manulife International Holdings Limited (MIHL) has won a bronze award in the "Design-Annual Report (International, Non-Traditional)" category of the International Galaxy 2009 Awards Competition for its 2008 annual review which was produced in an interactive eBook format for the first time. The awards were established 22 years ago to promote excellence in various fields of communication and this year attracted 520 entries from 16 countries and territories.
New York, January 5, 2010 John Hancock funds dominate Wall Street Journal year-end performance leaders The Wall Street Journal released its 2009 year-end Mutual Fund Report which featured seven John Hancock funds, managed by MFC Global Investment Management (MFC GIM), among the top performers in six fund categories.