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.
Toronto, November 27, 2013 Manulife named a Greater Toronto Top Employer For the third year in a row, Manulife was named a Greater Toronto Top Employer. The award recognizes employers in the Greater Toronto area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
Toronto, October 21, 2013 Manulife named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for third straight year Our commitment to employee development, flexible and smart workspaces, and supporting our communities have all contributed to Manulife being named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the third year in a row.
Boston, October 1, 2013 Financial Representatives rank John Hancock RPS #1 in five categories, according to Plan Advisor magazine's annual survey John Hancock Retirement Plan Services ranked the top provider in several support categories including best overall service, micro plans; adviser sales/marketing support; adviser support post-sale; participant education materials and supporting materials.
Toronto, September 24, 2013 Manulife Financial named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for second consecutive year The national competition awards Canadian employers for their leadership in the creation of exceptional workplaces for employees. Manulife Financial was evaluated on the benefits offered to young people such as tuition assistance, availability of co-op or work-study programs, mentorship and training programs, financial support for professional development and career management offerings.
Boston, September 16, 2013 John Hancock Employee Recognized as National Champion of Transportation Alternatives The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) named Elisabeth Simons of John Hancock as the winner of the 2013 Employee Transportation Champion (ETC) Award. Presented at the ACT’s 2013 International Awards Ceremony in San Antonio, TX, the award recognizes Elisabeth's achievements in her ETC role for John Hancock’s Back Bay location in Boston.
Toronto, September 12, 2013 Manulife Named to the 2013/2014 Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index Manulife is proud to be named to the 2013/2014 Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index, recognizing our commitment to ethical business practices and good governance, growing our business sustainably, and contributing positively to the communities where we live and work.
Boston, August 26, 2013 Charles Rizzo of John Hancock Funds received an Honorable Mention in the Visionary Leadership category of Money Management Executive's 2013 NOVA Awards The NOVA Awards program is a joint initiative of Money Management Executive, a SourceMedia information resource serving asset management executives, and NICSA, a nonprofit trade association that provides educational programs and other information for the operations sector of the global investment industry. It recognizes innovation in the investment management industry.
Hong Kong, August 23, 2013 Manulife Financial won a Gold Camera at US International Film & Video Festival Manulife Hong Kong's "For Your Future" TV commercial has won a Gold Camera Award in the Corporate Advertising/Marketing category at the 2013 US International Film & Video Festival.
Boston, August 22, 2013 John Hancock Financial Services named 2013 LIMRA LOMA Social Media Silver Bowl winner in the LIMRA or LOMA Member category for use of Twitter The awards recognize originality, innovation and effective social media campaigns or programs in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for LIMRA and LOMA members and the broader financial services industry in the United States and Canada.
Hong Kong, August 21, 2013 Manulife took home top spot in the insurance category in the Yahoo! Emotive Brand Awards for the tenth consecutive year The Yahoo! Emotive Brand Awards seek to recognize the most emotionally appealing brands in the territory. All the award-winners were selected by the online community through public voting, rendering the results highly representative and credible.
Hong Kong, August 21, 2013 Next Magazine's Top Service Award in the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) category was awarded to Manulife Financial Next Magazine's Top Service Award aims to recognize companies that have provided the highest levels of service as voted by consumers.
Hong Kong, August 21, 2013 For the second year running, Manulife scored Gold in the provident fund category in the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Awards Inaugurated in 1999, the annual Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Awards polled 7,000 consumers across seven markets in Asia, including 900 from Hong Kong, asking them to rate brands based on the criteria of trustworthiness and credibility, quality, value, understanding of customer needs, innovation and social responsibility.
Hong Kong, August 21, 2013 Manulife took Gold in the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Awards' insurance-company category for the tenth consecutive year Inaugurated in 1999, the annual Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Awards polled 7,000 consumers across seven markets in Asia, including 900 from Hong Kong, asking them to rate brands based on the criteria of trustworthiness and credibility, quality, value, understanding of customer needs, innovation and social responsibility.
Boston, August 19, 2013 The National Law Journal named John Hancock Boston's Legal Department of the Year in the category of community service and pro bono work The National Law Journal recognized the Boston metropolitan region's top in-house law departments and their general counsel in six categories: overall excellence, outside counsel management, use of technology, commitment to pro bono work and community service and diversity.
Hong Kong, July 30, 2013 Manulife Asset Management Fixed Income portfolio managers were amongst The Asset's Top Astute Investors Four fixed income portfolio managers in Hong Kong, Indonesia and Philippines have been named amongst the Top Astute Investors in The Asset's Asian Local Currency Bond Benchmark Survey 2013, making it the 7th year in a row Manulife Asset Management has been included in the survey.
Ranked in the top three Most Astute Investors in Hong Kong
Paula Chan, Managing Director, Manulife Asset Management (Asia)*
Ronald KT Chan, Managing Director, Manulife Asset Management (Asia)*
Ranked in the top three Most Astute Investors in Indonesia
Ezra Nazula, Head of Fixed Income, Manulife Asset Management (Indonesia)
Highly Commended in the Philippines
Yvette Marquez-Carlos, Director, Fixed Income, Manulife Philippines*
*Indicates that the portfolio manager has been Top Ranked for three or more consecutive years
Toronto, July 29, 2013 The Manulife Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund was recognized for its success at the TSX In celebration of the success of the Manulife Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund, Paul Lorentz, Executive Vice President, Retail Markets, was asked to ring the opening bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Boston, June 20, 2013 John Hancock wins New England Direct Marketing Association award for Creative Excellence John Hancock received a New England Direct Marketing Association award for Creative Excellence for Best Use of Twitter through its John Hancock-Boston Marathon Twitter campaign.
Boston, June 4, 2013 John Hancock Employee Team Places in MassCommute Challenge The company participated in the 2013 MassCommute Bicycle Challenge during Bay State Bike Week, a friendly competition that encourages Massachusetts employees to incorporate bicycling into their daily trips. The John Hancock team placed third in its category by logging in 1,573 miles and was recognized for its achievement at MassCommute's annual awards ceremony.
Boston, May 19, 2013 John Hancock Honored Again as Bike Friendly Business in Boston John Hancock has been designated by Mayor Thomas Menino and the City of Boston as a 2013 Silver Level Boston Bike Friendly Business. The Bike Friendly awards recognize businesses for their efforts in providing facilities, services, and benefits to employees and customers who bike.
Hong Kong, May 14, 2013 Manulife Fund wins Long-Only Fixed Income Fund Manager of the Year award Manulife Asset Management's Manulife Asia Total Return Bond Strategy received the Long-Only Fixed Income Fund Manager of the Year award from The Asset.com
Indonesia, May 13, 2013 Manulife Asset Management Indonesia wins Fund House of the Year award Manulife Asset Management Indonesia received the Fund House of the Year award for the Indonesian market, at the AsianInvestor's Investment Performance Awards 2013.
Canada, April 30, 2013 Manulife's InsureRight.ca wins two web marketing awards Manulife's InsureRight.ca website received two 2013 Internet Advertising Competition awards from the Web Marketing Association for Best Insurance Website and Outstanding Online Video.
Toronto, April 30, 2013 Manulife Asset Management won a Silver Award of Distinction, Websites - Financial Services, in the Communicator Awards The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of Visual Arts, an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. It is one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.
Hong Kong, April 8, 2013 Manulife wins Service Excellence Award in MPF provider category for fourth year running Manulife's commitment to its MPF customers earned it a Sing Tao Excellent Services Brand Award for the fourth consecutive year.
Canada, March 28, 2013 Affinity Markets wins 4 awards in Internet Advertising Competition The Affinity Markets Creative Services Group won four awards in the 2013 Internet Advertising Competition for their work on various Sponsor Marketing campaigns, including Best Insurance Integrated Ad Campaign, Best Insurance Rich Media Online Ad, Best Insurance Online Ad and Best Insurance Email Message.
Boston, March 28, 2013 John Hancock receives ECO Award for Excellence in Commuter Options John Hancock received a Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Award for the third year in a row. The ECO Awards recognize employers for promoting sustainable transportation options that help reduce traffic, promote healthy lifestyles and benefit the environment.
Vietnam, March 16, 2013 Manulife Vietnam wins the 2012 Golden Dragon Award for Best Life Insurance Service Manulife Vietnam was awarded the 2012 Golden Dragon Award for “Best Life Insurance Service” by the Vietnam Economic Times, the country’s leading business magazine on March 16. The Golden Dragon Award is one of the industry’s most prestigious awards, designed to recognize foreign-invested companies that have achieved outstanding business performance and made significant contributions to the development of the Vietnam economy. Candidates are considered by a panel of senior leaders of relevant ministries and leading industry professionals, with the winners voted by readers of Vietnam Economic Times magazine.
New York, March 15, 2013 John Hancock Funds honoured at 2013 Lipper Fund Awards The following John Hancock Funds won 2013 Lipper Fund Awards: John Hancock Core High Yield Fund; John Hancock Disciplined Value Mid Cap Fund; John Hancock Strategic Income Opportunities Fund, NAV; John Hancock Active Bond Fund, NAV; John Hancock Global Shareholder Yield Fund, NAV and John Hancock International Small Cap Fund, NAV. Three of the funds are managed by John Hancock Asset Management.
Hong Kong, March 14, 2013 Manulife Global Fund – American Growth Fund Class AA wins at the Morningstar Awards 2013 The Manulife Global Fund – American Growth Fund Class AA has been awarded at the Morningstar Hong Kong Awards in the US Large-Cap Equity category. The Morningstar Hong Kong Fund Awards 2013 recognize retail funds and fund groups that added the most value for investors within the context of their relevant peer group in 2012 and over the longer term.
Taipei, March 14, 2013 Manulife Global Fund - US Bond Fund wins at the Lipper Fund Awards in Taipei Manulife Global Fund - US Bond Fund was awarded best fund over 5 years in the Bond US Dollar category. The award recipient was Manulife Asset Management (US).
Canada, March 14, 2013 Manulife employee honoured with 40 Under 40 Rob Connolly, Financial Analyst, Group Benefits, recently joined an exclusive group of people when he was named one of Kitchener-Waterloo’s top 40 under 40. Presented by The Record, these impressive awards are given annually to 40 young professionals who are leaders in their chosen fields and who are shaping the future of the region.
Washington D.C., March 13, 2013 John Hancock ranks among top 25 in the life and fraternal insurance industry John Hancock ranked seventh with $5.2 billion in direct premiums in the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s (NAIC) list of top 25 life insurers in terms of market share by direct premiums. The NAIC released these results from their 2012 market share data for life/fraternal and property/casualty insurers.
Hong Kong, March 8, 2013 Manulife Asset Management scoops three Lipper fund awards in Hong Kong Manulife Global Fund - Asian Small Cap Equity Fund AA was named best fund over three years in the Equity Asia Pacific Small and Mid Caps category. Manulife Global Select (MPF) Scheme – Manulife MPF European Equity Fund was awarded best fund over five years in the Mandatory Provident Fund Equity Europe category. The award recipient for these two funds was Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong). Manulife Global Fund - US Bond Fund AA was awarded best fund over five years in the Bond US Dollar category. The award recipient was Manulife Asset Management (US).
Canada, March 6, 2013 Manulife Financial CEO Donald Guloien named a top 80 influencer in Canadian foreign policy Manulife Financial CEO Donald Guloien was named one of the top 80 most influential people in Canadian foreign policy in Embassy newspaper’s 2013 list. Embassy compiled the list through conversations with government insiders, policy analysts and stakeholders. Selections were made based on factors such as experience and demonstrated ability to effect change.
New Jersey, March 6, 2013 Manulife Financial ranks among A.M. Best’s top 25 World’s Largest Insurers Manulife Financial is among the top 25 in A.M. Best's ranking of the “World’s Largest Insurers” by non-banking assets in 2011.
Hong Kong, February 28, 2013 Manulife earns seventh consecutive Sing Tao Excellent Services Brand Award Manulife was honoured at the prestigious Sing Tao Excellent Services Brand Awards for the seventh consecutive year, winning in the MPF Services Provider category for the fourth year running. Manulife was recognized for strength, service excellence and quality in the MPF business. The Company previously won three annual awards in the “Insurance” sector.
Taipei, February 27, 2013 Manulife Taiwan Dynamic Fund wins 2013 Morningstar Award Manulife’s Taiwan Dynamic Fund, managed by Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan), received an award at the Morningstar Awards 2013 for its strong performance in the Taiwan Equity (including Large and Mid/Small-Cap) category. Morningstar Awards are given annually and awarded based on a fund’s performance during the evaluation year.
Indonesia, February 7, 2013 Manulife Indonesia receives Excellent Service Experience Award 2013 PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia (Manulife Indonesia) received the Excellent Service Experience Award 2013. The award is given by leading business newspaper Bisnis Indonesia and Carre Center for Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty (Carre-CCSL), a leading center for quality service improvement in Indonesia. Companies were evaluated in three categories: Customer Sense, Customer Emotion and Customer Problem Solution. Manulife Indonesia received the highest score and was recognized as the best company in the life and health insurance category, with a total score of 78.6 and received a “Good” rating.
Canada, February 5, 2013 Manulife Financial advisor awarded for outstanding community involvement François Langlois, investment advisor at Manulife Investments, was awarded for the advisor most involved in his community by the Montreal-based financial newspaper Finance et Investissement. In recent years, Langlois, who is an experienced mountain climber and has conquered the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, raised close to $5 million to benefit charities for sick children.
Hong Kong, February 1, 2013 Manulife’s career development program wins HR Best Practice Award Manulife’s career development program My Career – My Choice was declared the winner of the Employee Engagement category at the HR Best Practice Awards 2012 organized by the Best Practice Management Group. The award recognizes the Company’s effective approach in identifying and fulfilling employees’ career aspirations.
Boston, January 31, 2013 John Hancock earns Community Builder Award for Martin Luther King Jr. Summer Scholars program John Hancock was recently honoured with the Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center’s (STEC) Community Builder Award for its contributions to the organization and the greater Boston community. The STEC awarded John Hancock for its Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Summer Scholars program, which aligned with the tennis centre’s commitment to improving educational and life opportunities for youth and families throughout Greater Boston.
Indonesia, January 29, 2013 Manulife Indonesia recognized for digital brand awareness PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia (Manulife Indonesia) won Second Place in the 2012 Digital Brand of the Year Award from Infobank, a leading financial services magazine. The basis for the awards was consumer sentiment towards the brand, as measured from social media and digital research conducted by Infobank Research Bureau (BRI) and a social media analytics and consulting agency, PingFans. Manulife Indonesia received an index score of 5.326 per cent and came in second place in the life insurance category.
Canada, January 23, 2013 Manulife Financial named a Top 50 Most Valuable Canadian Brand Manulife Financial ranked 12th among Brand Finance Canada’s Top 50 Most Valuable Canadian brands, with a brand value of US$3,302 million. Among Brand Finance’s Best Global Brands 500 list, Manulife is ranked number 367.
China, January 15, 2013 Manulife-Sinochem achieves 2012 Most Socially Responsible Financial Company award Manulife-Sinochem (MSL) received the 2012 Most Socially Responsible Financial Company award at the 2012 Finance Industry Innovative Development Summit and Finance Industry Annual Awards Ceremony held by the popular financial website, Jingrongjie. The honour recognized MSL’s commitment to social responsibility for Chinese communities, in particular, its dedication to poverty relief, cancer research, environmental improvement and children’s education.
New York, January 8, 2013 Manulife Financial Recognized for Best Overall Corporate Governance Manulife Financial was recognized as having the Best Overall Corporate Governance in the International category at the annual Corporate Governance Awards. The Awards, organized by leading U.S. governance and compliance publication Corporate Secretary, celebrate leading companies and professionals in the corporate governance, compliance and legal community for demonstrating innovation and best practices in the field of governance.