Miami– The John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN)* Miami firm under the leadership of Managing Partner Erik Sussman, CFP®, has tripled the number of associates, grown sales 60 percent and will be expanding to larger office space on Brickell Avenue September 1,2007.
According to Sussman, the success the firm has experienced in attracting new financial professionals and accelerating its growth has resulted in the need to move to larger office space. “In addition, we wanted to be in the financial district of the city which allows us to be more centrally accessible to our clients and to our accounting and law firm business associates,” explains Sussman.
Joining the JFHN Miami firm just over a year ago, Sussman has increased the number of financial professionals from 8 to 25 and has expanded his management team by 2 executives, Ana Luisa Pieropan, Director of Recruiting and Marketing, and Christopher Morales, Sales Manager. He credits part of the firm’s growth with the development of specific markets which has helped his professionals spend more time meeting with clients, and with the successful year had by key associates including Erik Sherman, Sebastian Banchs and Brad Gee.
The Miami firm is also actively involved in the Miami-Dade County schools where the firm’s financial representatives provide services that are customized to the needs of educators and public school system employers.
“It’s a very exciting time for our firm as we continue to grow within our community and also reach out by contributing to important organizations such as the Junior Achievement,” he continues. Sussman is a member of the Board of the Junior Achievement in Miami, which is dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
The firm will move from its current offices at 9155 South Dadeland Blvd to 1101 Brickell Avenue, Penthouse, on September 1, 2007. The phone number is 305-266-6300.
About John Hancock Financial Network
John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) is a retail distribution company of John Hancock with over 350 branch offices and 1,880 financial representatives across the United States. JHFN has an unwavering commitment to supporting the entrepreneurial visions of its associates, while helping to enhance the financial security of its clients. For more information on John Hancock Financial Network and its national network of financial services firms, visit www.jhnetwork.com.
About John Hancock and Manulife Financial
John Hancock is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving millions of customers in 19 countries and territories worldwide. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily through John Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were Cdn$410 billion (US$386 billion) as at June 30, 2007.
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘0945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at www.manulife.com.
The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers a broad range of financial products and services, including life insurance, fixed and variable annuities, mutual funds, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at www.johnhancock.com.
*John Hancock Financial Network is the servicemark of John Hancock Life Insurance Company and its affiliated companies. Insurance products offered through John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Boston, MA 02117. Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Signator Investors, Inc., Member NASD, SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor, 197 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116.
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Melissa Simon Berczuk