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Bangkok, December 22, 2011
Manulife Thailand Announces the Launch of Annuity Product
Manulife Insurance (Thailand) PLC (Manulife Thailand) announces the launch of ‘Happy Annuity’, an annuity product to enable their customers to save tax before the end of the financial year 2011. More
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Bangkok, December 22, 2011
Manulife Extends Flood Relief to Celebrate the King's Birthday
Manulife Insurance (Thailand) PLC (Manulife Thailand) has announced further support for fundraising efforts for victims of the country’s recent floods. More
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Toronto, December 20, 2011
Manulife Real Estate acquires three prime real estate assets in key North American markets
Manulife Real Estate, the global real estate arm of Canada-based Manulife Financial Corporation, one of the largest life insurance companies in the world and parent company of John Hancock Financial in the United States, has acquired three new real estate assets totaling $555 million in the core real estate markets of Toronto, San Diego and the New York City Metropolitan Area. More
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Boston, December 20, 2011
John Hancock Funds Names Kevin R. Hogan as Managing Director, Institutional Sales
John Hancock Funds is continuing the expansion of its institutional sales team with the hire of Kevin R. Hogan as Managing Director. More
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Boston, December 20, 2011
John Hancock Financial Names John G. Vrysen as President, John Hancock Annuities
John Hancock Financial Services has named John G. Vrysen to serve as President of its Annuities business, effective immediately. More
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Toronto, December 16, 2011
Oil Sands Sector Fund Announces Quarterly Distribution
Oil Sands Sector Fund (TSX: OSF.UN) (the “Fund”) today announced that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.125 per unit of the Fund will be paid on January 16, 2012 to unitholders of record as of December 30, 2011. More
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Toronto, December 16, 2011
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund Announces Monthly Distribution
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (TSX: MSO.UN) (the “Fund”) announced today that a monthly cash distribution in the amount of $0.05417 per Unit of the Fund will be paid on January 13, 2012 to unitholders of record as December 30, 2011. More
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Toronto, December 16, 2011
Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust Announces Quarterly Distribution
Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust (TSX: CIW.UN) (the “Fund”) announced today that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.05 per Unit of the Fund will be paid on January 13, 2012 to unitholders of record as of December 30, 2011. More
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Toronto, December 16, 2011
Copernican World Banks Split Inc. Announces Quarterly Distribution
Copernican World Banks Split Inc. (TSX: CBW/CBW.PR.A)(the “Corporation”) announced today that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.13125 per Preferred Share of the Corporation will be paid on January 12, 2012 to Preferred shareholders of record as of December 30, 2011. More
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Toronto, December 16, 2011
Copernican International Financial Split Corp. Announces Quarterly Distribution
Copernican International Financial Split Corp. (TSX: CIR/CIR.PR.A) (the “Corporation”) announced today that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.12500 per Preferred Share of the Corporation will be paid on January 12, 2012 to Preferred shareholders of record as of December 30, 2011. More
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Waterloo, December 16, 2011
Provincial Governments have opportunity to make PRPPs work for small business owners and their employees
As Finance Ministers prepare to meet in Vancouver to continue discussions on improving Canada’s retirement savings system, provincial governments have an opportunity to help increase access to workplace retirement savings plans for millions of Canadians. More
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Taipei, December 15, 2011
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) Company Limited to become the master agent for Henderson Horizon Funds in Taiwan
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) has received approval from the Securities and Futures Bureau to take over the master agency of Henderson Horizon Funds (HHF) in Taiwan, effective from December 15, 2011. More
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Toronto, December 13, 2011
John Tsagarelis Joins Canadian Core Equity Investment Team At Manulife Asset Management
John Tsagarelis, CFA, has been named portfolio manager for the newly formed Canadian Core Equity team at Manulife Asset Management, said Chris Conkey, Chief Investment Officer, Global Equities. More
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Hong Kong, December 12, 2011
Manulife Hong Kong wins double at Benchmark Wealth Management Awards
Manulife (International) Limited (“Manulife”) has been designated the “Best in Class” — the competition’s top honour — at the Benchmark Wealth Management Awards 2011. More
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Makati City , December 10, 2011
Manulife Philippines builds communities for the future
Manulife Philippines has partnered with Gawad Kalinga (GK) Community Development Foundation, Inc. to build a 3,118-square meter housing community in Soldiers’ Hills, Barangay Putatan, Muntinlupa City. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, December 9, 2011
Manulife Vietnam Supports Underprivileged Pupils with "For Your Future" Scholarships
Manulife Vietnam, a leading life insurance provider, today launches its "For your future" scholarship program as part of its long-term CSR commitment in the country. More
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Kuala Lumpur, December 8, 2011
Manulife Malaysia Treats Underprivileged Children to a Fun Day Out
In honour of Universal Children’s Day, Manulife Malaysia treated a group of underprivileged children at Tropicana City Mall, Kuala Lumpur to a day of entertainment. More
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Boston, December 7, 2011
John Hancock Financial Network Joins the Retirement Income Industry Association
John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) has signaled its continued commitment to leadership in the retirement income business by announcing it has become a member of the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to helping the industry better serve the needs of Americans to create a secure retirement. More
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Makati City , December 6, 2011
Manulife introduces revitalized retirement package
Manulife Financial Plans, Inc. (MFP), Manulife Philippines’ pre-need subsidiary, has announced that it is bringing back its revitalized Plan Right, a savings plan meant to address people’s concerns about funding their retirement. More
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Toronto, December 6, 2011
Manulife Financial Corporation completes Preferred Share offering
Manulife Financial Corporation (“Manulife”) today announced that it has completed its offering of 8 million Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 5 (the “Series 5 Preferred Shares”) at a price of $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $200 million. More
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Waterloo, December 6, 2011
Canadians continue to miss easy-to-implement opportunities to reduce their personal debt faster
Manulife Bank of Canada’s most recent consumer debt survey found that, despite a record number of Canadian homeowners putting a high priority on becoming debt-free (77%), many Canadians continue to miss a variety of easy-to-implement opportunities to pay down their debts faster. More
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Waterloo, December 5, 2011
Manulife Financial Makes Travel Insurance Convenient and Easy
Today, Manulife Financial announced a new mobile website and travel app that will make it easy and convenient for customers to purchase travel insurance. More
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Tokyo, December 2, 2011
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of Investment-Type Annuity Product "Ashita-no-Nenkin" Through Fukushima Bank
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan"; President & CEO: Craig Bromley), will commence sales of "Ashita-no-Nenkin" (official product name: New Variable Individual Annuity Insurance Type V) on December 5 through Fukushima Bank Limited(President: Kunitake Konno). More
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Toronto, December 2, 2011
Manulife Mutual Funds Honoured at 2011 Morningstar® Canadian Investment Awards™
Manulife Mutual Funds took home several prestigious awards at the 17th annual Morningstar® Canadian Investment Awards™ gala event, held on November 30th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. More
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Japan, December 1, 2011
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of Foreign Currency-Denominated Individual Fixed Annuity "Power Currency"
Manulife Life Insurance Company (Manulife Japan; President & CEO: Craig Bromley), will commence sales of “Power Currency”, a foreign currency-denominated individual fixed annuity product, on December 1 through MGA sales channel. More
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Japan, November 30, 2011
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of Foreign Currency-Denominated Individual Fixed Annuity Insurance "Power Currency" through Chukyo Bank and Kagawa Bank
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”; President & CEO: Craig Bromley), will commence sales of “Power Currency”, a foreign currency-denominated individual fixed annuity insurance product on December 1, 2011, through Chukyo Bank, Ltd. (CEO: Masakazu Fukamachi) and Kagawa Bank, Ltd. (CEO: Seiji Toyama). More
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Toronto, November 29, 2011
Manulife Financial Corporation announces Preferred Share issue
Manulife Financial Corporation (“Manulife”) today announced a Canadian public offering of Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 5 (“Series 5 Preferred Shares”). More
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Canada, November 28, 2011
Manulife Financial Extends Access to Comprehensive Health Care Resources
Manulife Financial announced today that it has expanded access to Health Service Navigator® to thousands more Canadians who hold health insurance and critical illness insurance through Affinity Markets. More
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Tokyo, November 24, 2011
Manulife Japan Announces Financial Results for First Half of FY 2011
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”; Head Office: Chofu-shi, Tokyo; President and CEO: Craig Bromley) announces its financial results for the first half of the 2011 Japanese fiscal year (April to September 2011). More
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Kuala Lumpur, November 24, 2011
Manulife Malaysia Strengthens its Brand Position with New Campaign - “For your future”
Manulife Malaysia has launched a new branding campaign, “For your future,” intended to reinforce the company’s global brand attributes as a strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking company. More
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Singapore, November 23, 2011
Manulife Singapore’s New Business Surges in the Third Quarter
Manulife Singapore’s insurance sales continued to climb in the third quarter 2011, driven by higher new business sales via agency and bank channels. More
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Boston, November 22, 2011
John Hancock Names Senior Vice President David Longfritz As Chief Marketing Officer
John Hancock Financial announced that David Longfritz has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer, a new position at the company. More
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Boston, November 22, 2011
John Hancock Mutual Funds Wins “Best in Class” Award for Portfolio Insight in Interactive Media Awards™ Competition
John Hancock Funds won the top award in the Financial Services category for its Portfolio Insight “Compare” tool for financial advisers, in the recent Interactive Media Awards™ competition. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, November 21, 2011
Manulife Vietnam becomes the first ISO-accredited life insurer in Vietnam
Vietnam, a leading life insurance provider, today announced that it has received the ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system. More
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Toronto, November 18, 2011
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund announces monthly distribution
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (TSX: MSO.UN) (the “Fund”) announced today that a monthly cash distribution in the amount of $0.05417 per Unit of the Fund will be paid on December 15, 2011 to unitholders of record as November 30, 2011. More
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Japan, November 18, 2011
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of Foreign Currency-Denominated Individual Fixed Annuity “Target Currency” through the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”; President & CEO: Craig Bromley) will commence sales of “Target Currency”, a foreign currency-denominated individual fixed annuity product, on November 21, 2011 through the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd (President: Katsunori Nagayasu). More
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Toronto, November 18, 2011
Manulife Financial completes Subordinated Debenture offering
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (“MLI”), the Canadian insurance company subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, has successfully completed its previously announced offering of $550 million aggregate principal amount of subordinated debentures. More
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Makati City , November 18, 2011
Manulife Philippines sponsors King of the Road 2011*
Manulife Philippines has sponsored the successful adidas® King of the Road (KOTR) South East Asia Championship running event held on October 23, 2011 at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. More
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Toronto, November 16, 2011
Manulife Financial recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers
Manulife Financial is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers 2012 by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. More
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Toronto, November 15, 2011
Manulife Financial announces Subordinated Debenture issue
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (“MLI”), the Canadian insurance company subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, announced today that it intends to issue $550 million principal amount 4.21 per cent of fixed/floating subordinated debentures due November 18, 2021 (the “Debentures”). More
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Toronto, November 15, 2011
Manulife expands into Cambodia’s life insurance market
Manulife Financial today announces that it has received “approval in principle” from Cambodia’s Ministry of Economy and Finance to set up a wholly foreign-owned life insurance operation. More
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Boston, November 14, 2011
Kisoo Park Named Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Manulife Asset Management
Kisoo Park has been named managing director and portfolio manager for the Global Multi-Sector Fixed Income team at Manulife Asset Management. More
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Makati City , November 11, 2011
Manulife Philippines achieves milestone of over PhP 1 billion in new insurance sales at end of third quarter 2011
Manulife Philippines achieved yet another milestone for the nine months ended September 2011 when it reached over PhP 1 billion in total weighted insurance* sales as a result of the expansion of both agency and bancassurance salesforces. More
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Toronto, November 9, 2011
Manulife Financial Signs Framework Cooperation Agreement with Bank of China
Manulife Financial Corporation and Bank of China announced today the signing of a new framework agreement between the two companies. More
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Toronto, November 7, 2011
Manulife-Sinochem Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Support for the Shanghai School for Blind Children
Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co. (MSL) announced today that it has made a donation to the Shanghai School for Blind Children in conjunction with its 15th anniversary celebrations. More
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Toronto, November 3, 2011
Sheila Fraser appointed to Manulife Board of Directors
Manulife Financial Corporation and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company announced today that Sheila Fraser has been appointed to their Boards of Directors, effective November 2, 2011. More
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Toronto, November 3, 2011
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors today declared a quarterly shareholders’ dividend of $0.13 per share on the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (the “Company”), payable on and after December 19, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 15, 2011. More
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Toronto, November 3, 2011
Manulife reports third quarter loss of $1,277 million; Hedging performed as expected and business growth was strong, but reserve strengthening for equity markets, interest rates and actuarial basis changes more than offset operating results
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”) today reported a net loss attributed to shareholders of $1,277 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, with strong operational results and continued progress on hedging being more than offset by reserve strengthening associated with annual actuarial basis changes and the substantial declines in equity markets and interest rate levels. More
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Kuala Lumpur, November 3, 2011
Manulife Malaysia opens new branch office in Melaka
Manulife Insurance Berhad (Manulife Malaysia) today officially opens its new branch in the historic city of Melaka. More
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Toronto, November 1, 2011
Adam Neal Named Head Of Canadian Sales And Relationship Management At Manulife Asset Management
Adam Neal has been named Canadian Head of Sales and Relationship Management for Manulife Asset Management, the investment management arm of Manulife Financial Corporation. More
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Boston, November 1, 2011
John Hancock Life Insurance Launches New Indexed Universal Life And Premier Life Products
John Hancock Life Insurance has launched two new products that enhance its portfolio and offer consumers expanded choices. More
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Sapporo, November 1, 2011
Fernandez Receives "Manulife Special Play Award"
Manulife Life Insurance Company presented Jose Fernandez of the Saitama Seibu Lions baseball team with the "Manulife Special Play Award" following the conclusion of the final game of the 2011 Manulife Climax Series – Pacific League First Stage on October 30. More
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Japan, November 1, 2011
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of Foreign Currency-Denominated Individual Fixed Annuity "Best Selection" through Daiwa Securities
Manulife Life Insurance Company (Manulife Japan; President & CEO: Craig Bromley), will commence sales of “Best Selection”, a foreign currency-denominated individual fixed annuity product, on November 1 through Daiwa Securities (CEO: Takashi Hibino). More
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Taipei, November 1, 2011
Manulife Taiwan Launches Da-Fa Investment Account
Manulife Taiwan has launched the Da-Fa Investment Account, the first New Taiwan Dollar (NTD)-denominated investment-linked product in Taiwan with monthly target payout mandates. More
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Waterloo, October 28, 2011
Understanding benefits options can help small business owners attract and retain top talent
Over three-quarters (76%) of small business owners and managers in Canada believe that taking care of employees makes them work harder for the company. More
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Banda Aceh, October 28, 2011
Manulife Indonesia funds new school project
Manulife Indonesia has announced a major new community investment to expand and modernize an elementary school, SDN 28, in Kampong Keramat, Banda Aceh. More
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Boston, October 27, 2011
John Hancock Annuities Wins “Outstanding Website” Award From Web Marketing Association in 2011 Web Awards
John Hancock Annuities was a recipient of the “Outstanding Website” award in the Investment, Insurance, and Financial Services categories by the Web Marketing Association in their 2011 Web Awards. More
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Boston, October 27, 2011
John Hancock Financial Launches Company iPad App in iTunes Store
John Hancock has expanded the reach of its products and created another way for customers, advisers and benefit managers to interact with the Company by launching the John Hancock iPad application, available to the public free of charge in the iTunes store. More
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Waterloo, October 27, 2011
New app will make it easier for advisors to introduce Manulife Financial’s unique Synergy® insurance solution
Earlier today, Manulife Financial announced its new iPad app designed to make it easier for Canadians to explore the benefits of Synergy, its ground-breaking insurance solution. More
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Waterloo, October 20, 2011
International events having a noticeable impact on Canadians’ investment choices
According to the most recent results of the Manulife Financial Investor Sentiment Index, a wide variety of international business, political and natural events have had a measurably negative impact on Canadians’ confidence in their investment options during the third quarter of 2011. More
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Toronto, October 20, 2011
Manulife Financial to Release Third Quarter Financial Results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its third quarter financial results on the morning of Thursday, November 3, 2011, followed by a live webcast of the quarterly conference call with analysts beginning at 2:00 p.m. (ET). More
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Toronto, October 19, 2011
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund Announces Monthly Distribution
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (TSX: MSO.UN) (the “Fund”) announced today that a monthly cash distribution in the amount of $0.05417 per Unit of the Fund will be paid on November 15, 2011 to unitholders of record as of October 31, 2011. More
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Toronto, October 19, 2011
Manulife Mutual Funds receives approval for fund mergers
Manulife Mutual Funds, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited, has received the required approvals from securityholders and regulators to proceed with three trust fund mergers and two corporate class mergers, to occur at the close of business on or about November 4, 2011. More
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Toronto, October 18, 2011
Monika Skiba Tapped To Lead New Canadian Core Equity Investment Team At Manulife Asset Management
Monika Skiba, CFA has been named to lead the formation of a new Canadian Core Equity team at Manulife Asset Management, said Chris Conkey, Chief Investment Officer, Global Equities. More
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Jakarta, October 18, 2011
Danamon and Manulife Collaborate to Grow Bancassurance in Indonesia
PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk (“Danamon”) and PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia (Manulife Indonesia) today announced the signing of a strategic partnership. More
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Hong Kong, October 18, 2011
Manulife appoints Steven Yeo as SVP and Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Asia
Manulife Financial has announced the appointment of Steven Yeo to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Asia, effective October 10, 2011. More
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Hong Kong, October 18, 2011
Manulife Asset Management appoints Luc Froehlich as Portfolio Manager for Asia fixed income team
Manulife Asset Management announces that it has appointed Luc Froehlich, CFA, as Director of Asia Fixed Income. More
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Hong Kong, October 18, 2011
Manulife CEO honoured to join prestigious Shanghai advisory council
Donald A. Guloien, Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Financial, has been invited by Han Zheng, the Mayor of Shanghai, to join the prestigious International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council (IBLAC), the company said today. More
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Makati City , October 17, 2011
Manulife Philippines launches Asia Pacific Bond Fund[1]
Manulife Philippines has announced the launch of the Asia Pacific Bond Fund, a new US Dollar-denominated variable unit linked fund that generates returns through a mixture of Asian currencies, interest rates and bonds of primarily investment grade. More
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Toronto, October 13, 2011
Manulife Real Estate Funds acquires Burlington Office Complex
Manulife Real Estate Funds has acquired a two-building, 159,237-square-foot, Class-A office complex located in Burlington, Ontario in a deal that closed October 11, 2011. More
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Boston, October 11, 2011
John Hancock Mutual Funds Launches Enhancements to Popular Web-based “Portfolio Insight” Tool for Financial Advisers
John Hancock Funds has announced extensive enhancements to its popular web-based “Portfolio Insight” tool for financial advisers. More
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Boston, October 10, 2011
John Hancock Financial Network to Launch Cutting-Edge Retirement Income Program
John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) today announced their plans to launch Retirement Ready, a cutting-edge retirement income program designed to help JHFN financial professionals and advisors maximize sustainable retirement income for their clients and potentially minimize the risks clients may face. More
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Boston, October 6, 2011
Adviser Opportunity: Most Investors Concerned about Rising College Costs but 88% Think College Education Still Worth It
According to new research on American investors, three-quarters report being concerned about the rising costs of college, yet 88 percent still believe that a college education is worth the cost, and nearly 70 percent of those who are parents are finding a way to help pay for it. More
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Hong Kong, October 6, 2011
Manulife Hong Kong launches ad campaign: For your future – It’s Your Life. It’s Your Choice.
Manulife Hong Kong has kick-started a significant, multi-channel advertising campaign to present forward-thinking and consumer-oriented messaging. More
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Hong Kong, October 6, 2011
Manulife Asset Management hires James Chen as Head of Institutional Sales, Asia
Manulife Asset Management today announced that it has appointed James Chen as Senior Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales and Relationship Management, Asia, effective October 3, 2011. More
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Boston, October 5, 2011
Investor Sentiment Index Declines Sharply In Third Quarter of 2011
John Hancock Financial today announced the results of its quarterly measure of investors’ views on a range of investment choices, life goals and economic outlook. More
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Hong Kong, October 4, 2011
Manulife announces senior appointments in Hong Kong
Manulife (International) Limited announced the appointment of two senior executives. Emil Lee has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer, Hong Kong. Blair Groff has been appointed as Vice President, Legal and Compliance, Hong Kong. More
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Jakarta, October 3, 2011
Manulife Indonesia expands its operation in Jakarta for future business growth
In line with the rapid growth of its business, PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia (Manulife Indonesia) has opened a new marketing office in Plaza Kuningan, Jl.HR. Rasuna Said Kav. C11-14, south of Jakarta. More
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Toronto, October 3, 2011
Tsun-yan Hsieh appointed to Manulife Board of Directors
Manulife Financial Corporation and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company announced today that Tsun-yan Hsieh has been appointed to their Boards of Directors, effective October 1, 2011. More
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Waterloo, September 30, 2011
International Business Awards recognizes Manulife Financial’s CoverMe.com as Best Insurance Website
Manulife Financial’s CoverMe.com website has been awarded the 2011 International Business Award for best insurance website. More
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Makati City , September 30, 2011
Securing your children’s future with Manulife Philippines’ Smart Minds
Every parent knows that a good quality education is one of the most important legacies they can give to their children. More
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Hong Kong, September 30, 2011
Manulife wins Silver Award for its exceptional quality standards
With its strong commitment to delivering top-quality services, Manulife (International) Limited has won the Silver Award in the 2011 HKMA Quality Award. More
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Toronto, September 29, 2011
Jacqui Allard named President Of Manulife Asset Management Canada
Jacqui Allard has been named President, Manulife Asset Management Canada, J-F Courville, Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Asset Management announced today. More
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Toronto, September 28, 2011
Jean-François Tessier named Managing Director, Institutional Sales, at Manulife Asset Management
Jean-François Tessier has joined Manulife Asset Management as Managing Director, Institutional Sales, J-F Courville, CEO and President, announced today. More
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Boston, September 28, 2011
John Hancock Funds announces promotions and Steve Blair Award at National Sales Meeting
John Hancock Funds announced several key appointments and a major award at its recent National Sales Meeting. More
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Waterloo, September 28, 2011
Manulife Financial launches first-ever comprehensive online conversation about Volunteerism in Canada
Manulife Financial has launched a 12-week series of online conversations designed to engage Canadians on the challenges, issues and rewards associated with volunteerism. More
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Kuala Lumpur, September 27, 2011
OSK Investment Bank Berhad and Manulife Insurance Berhad sign strategic bancassurance partnership
OSK Investment Bank Berhad (“OSKIB”) today signed a strategic bancassurance partnership with Manulife Insurance Berhad (“Manulife Malaysia”) to enhance its existing range of wealth management products and services. More
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Boston, September 26, 2011
John Hancock Mutual Funds Extends Successful Advertising Campaign Through Year-End 2011
John Hancock Funds is extending its highly successful “Who Knew” advertising campaign through the end of 2011, with ads on TV, and in print and online media. More
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Singapore, September 23, 2011
Manulife Singapore Announces Senior Management Appointments
Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd. has recently expanded its Senior Management team with key appointments in Wealth Management, Marketing, as well as Human Resources, reporting to Annette King, President and CEO of Manulife Singapore. More
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Toronto, September 20, 2011
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund Announces Monthly Distribution
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (TSX: MSO.UN) (the “Fund”) announced today that a monthly cash distribution in the amount of $0.05417 per Unit of the Fund will be paid on October 14, 2011 to unitholders of record as of September 30, 2011. More
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Toronto, September 20, 2011
Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust Announces Quarterly Distribution
Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust (TSX: CIW.UN) (the “Fund”) announced today that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.05 per Unit of the Fund will be paid on October 14, 2011 to unitholders of record as of September 30, 2011. More
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Toronto, September 20, 2011
Copernican World Banks Split Inc. Announces Quarterly Distribution
Copernican World Banks Split Inc. (TSX: CBW/CBW.PR.A) (the “Corporation”) announced today that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.13125 per Preferred Share of the Corporation will be paid on October 13, 2011 to Preferred shareholders of record as of September 30, 2011. More
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Toronto, September 20, 2011
Copernican International Financial Split Corp. Announces Quarterly Distribution
Copernican International Financial Split Corp. (TSX: CIR/CIR.PR.A) (the “Corporation”) announced today that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.12500 per Preferred Share of the Corporation will be paid on October 13, 2011 to Preferred shareholders of record as of September 30, 2011. More
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Toronto, September 20, 2011
Oil Sands Sector Fund Announces Quarterly Distribution
Oil Sands Sector Fund (TSX: OSF.UN) (the “Fund”) today announced that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.125 per unit of the Fund will be paid on October 17, 2011 to unitholders of record as of September 30, 2011. More
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Taipei, September 20, 2011
“Vision for the Future” Eye Care Campaign Kicks Off
Manulife Taiwan and international group ORBIS are concerned about the rise of myopia among school children in Taiwan and the long-term effects associated with it. More
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Boston, September 19, 2011
John Hancock Mutual Funds Expands Institutional Sales Team with Hire of Douglas H. Thompson
John Hancock Funds is continuing the expansion of its institutional sales team with the recent hire of Douglas H. Thompson. More
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Boston, September 15, 2011
Manulife Asset Management Chosen by the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois to Manage US$371 Million Fixed Income Mandate
Manulife Asset Management said that it was awarded a US$371 million mandate for its global multi-sector fixed income strategy from the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois. More
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Boston, September 14, 2011
John Hancock Financial Network Launches Wellness Program for Its Financial Services Firms Across the Country
John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) today announced a wellness program for members of its national network of financial services firms located across the United States. More
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Hong Kong, September 14, 2011
Manulife launches ground-breaking mini-website to help people stay healthy
Putting the emphasis on prevention and prompt treatment, Manulife has launched a mini-website that features useful wellness tips and product information about its new critical-illness insurance policy, Vita. More
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Waterloo, September 12, 2011
Limited Financial Knowledge an Impediment to Debt Freedom
Younger Canadian homeowners don’t realize how good they’ve got it, according to the most recent consumer debt survey conducted by Manulife Bank of Canada. More
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Hong Kong, September 9, 2011
Manulife volunteers celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with seniors at SAGE’s Home for the Elderly
To enable some of our senior citizens to enter fully into the spirit of the Mid-Autumn Festival, 25 volunteers from Manulife brought seasonal greetings and festive “goodies” to around 80 residents of the Hong Kong Society for the Aged (SAGE)’s Home for the Elderly in Lam Tin, East Kowloon. More
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Shanghai, September 9, 2011
Manulife-Sinochem kicks off a two-month charity lights sale for elderly cataract patients in poor region
Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co. (MSL) recently launched its annual “Social Commitment Day” charity event named as “Fostering 37oC” in nearly 50 cities in China. More
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Boston, September 7, 2011
John Hancock Annuities Launches Inflation-Adjusted Annuity
John Hancock Annuities has launched ‘Inflation Guard,’ an innovative annuity that combines a principal guarantee with the ability to help protect the purchasing power of retirement assets from the impact of inflation. More
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Boston, September 7, 2011
John Hancock Financial Network Holds Practice Advancement Conference for Its Financial Professionals
As part of its commitment to its financial professionals, John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) is holding its annual three-day conference featuring content focusing on best practices for business growth and practice advancement used by JHFN’s financial professionals and advisors. More
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Toronto, September 7, 2011
Manulife Chief Executive Officer to present at Barclays Capital 2011 Global Financial Services Conference
Donald A. Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Financial, will present at Barclays Capital 2011 Global Financial Services Conference in New York on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. More
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Waterloo, September 7, 2011
Richard Kuypers Appointed Tournament Director for Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
Manulife Financial and Sports Properties International are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Kuypers as Tournament Director for the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. More
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Singapore, September 7, 2011
Manulife Asset Management makes four strategic hires in Singapore to boost its growth plan
Manulife Asset Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has announced that it has made four new hires to the team within the past two months, continuing efforts to drive forward its growth strategy for the local office. Hires were made across the board in the fixed income, equity, sales and compliance teams. More
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Makati City , September 6, 2011
Manulife Philippines enhances myManulife online customer website for more convenience and ease of use
Manulife Philippines has announced enhanced functionalities to its customer website myManulife, a secure, 24/7 online tool that allows policyholders to conveniently track and manage their life insurance policies. More
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Bangkok, September 6, 2011
Manulife Thailand is honored to receive the prestigious Prime Minister's Insurance Award for the third consecutive year
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra recently presented a Prime Minister's Insurance Award for 2010 to Mr. Alan Ng, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Insurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited for the category “Insurance Company with Excellent Management Development” at the Government House. More
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Toronto, September 1, 2011
Manulife Chief Executive Officer to present at Scotia Capital’s Financials Summit
Donald A. Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Financial, will present at Scotia Capital’s Financials Summit in Toronto on Thursday, September 8, 2011. Mr. Guloien’s presentation is scheduled to begin at 9:00am ET. More
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Toronto, August 31, 2011
Manulife Financial completes sale of Life Retrocession business to Pacific Life
Manulife Financial Corporation (Manulife) today confirmed that it has closed the transaction to sell its Life Retrocession business to Pacific Life Insurance Company, based in the United States. More
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Boston, August 31, 2011
John Hancock College Savings Supports 529 Sales with Back to School Campaign
John Hancock College Savings today launched a 6-week “Back to School” campaign including an array of materials and tools advisers can use to help them talk with their clients about saving for college. More
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Makati City , August 31, 2011
Total wealth and insurance sales jump at Manulife Philippines
Total wealth sales at Manulife Philippines climbed 224% and weighted insurance sales grew 64%, resulting in a combined total weighted sales growth of 74% in Q2 2011 over Q2 2010 in Philippine Peso terms. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, August 30, 2011
Manulife Vietnam reports strong growth in the second quarter 2011
Manulife Vietnam today reported second-quarter growth of 32 per cent in annualized premium equivalent (APE) for its life insurance division compared with the second quarter of 2010. More
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Tokyo, August 26, 2011
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of “Doctor Manu Medical Insurance”
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”; President and CEO: Craig Bromley) will commence sales of “Doctor Manu Medical Insurance”, a non-par whole life medical insurance product which includes survival benefits and zero Cash Surrender Value during the premium payment period. More
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Boston, August 25, 2011
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Receives 14 Marketing Awards from the Insurance and Financial Communications Association (IFCA)
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) has received 14 awards from The Insurance and Financial Communicators Association (IFCA) for marketing and communications creativity, design and writing. More
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Toronto, August 24, 2011
Manulife Mutual Funds Launches 15 New Funds, Further Expanding Global Opportunities Available To Advisors And Clients
Manulife Mutual Funds today announced the launch of 15 new funds, further expanding and strengthening the global investment options it offers to advisors and their clients. More
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Singapore, August 23, 2011
Manulife Singapore Rolls Out Campaign To Boost Brand Awareness
Manulife (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has launched the second wave of a major branding campaign in Singapore aimed at strengthening consumer brand awareness. More
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Toronto, August 19, 2011
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund Announces Monthly Distribution
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund Announces Monthly Distribution More
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Hong Kong, August 18, 2011
Manulife Financial appoints Craig A. Merdian as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Asia
Manulife Financial has announced the appointment of Mr. Craig A. Merdian as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Asia commencing August 18, 2011. More
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Boston, August 17, 2011
Boston Marathon charity programs raise a combined $16 million for non-profit organizations
Boston Marathon charity programs raise a combined $16 million for non-profit organizations More
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Toronto, August 16, 2011
Manulife Mutual Funds strengthens its fund offering
Manulife Mutual Funds, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited, plans to merge certain funds effective on or about November 4, 2011 to streamline and strengthen its line-up of funds. More
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Boston, August 16, 2011
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Launches Education Resource Center Website for Plan Sponsors, Plan Consultants and Financial Representatives
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (RPS) has introduced the John Hancock Education Resource Center, a website and materials ordering portal, designed to help plan sponsors, plan consultants and financial representatives educate and motivate employees about planning for retirement. More
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Hong Kong, August 16, 2011
CITIC Bank International and Manulife Hong Kong extend bancassurance partnership
CITIC Bank International (“the Bank”) and Manulife (International) Limited (“Manulife”) jointly announced the renewal of their bancassurance partnership agreement. The renewed contract will be continuous for a 10-year period. More
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Toronto, August 12, 2011
Manulife Mutual Funds Year to Date Sales Surpass $2.2 Billion; Up 66 Per Cent Over Prior Year
Manulife Mutual Funds’ year to date sales surpassed $2.2 billion as of June 30, 2011, an increase of 66 per cent from the previous year, the company announced. During the second quarter of 2011, Manulife Mutual Funds posted new sales of $864 million. More
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Toronto, August 12, 2011
John Hancock Annuities Announces Awards and Promotions to Sales Team
John Hancock Annuities announced the promotions of two of the organization’s top sales professionals during the Summer National Sales Meeting in Washington, D.C. last month. More
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Japan, August 12, 2011
Manulife Japan Announces FY 2011 First Quarter Financial Results
Achieves Strong Growth in Individual Insurance Sales while Maintaining Solid Financial Strength More
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Toronto, August 11, 2011
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors today declared a quarterly shareholders’ dividend of $0.13 per share on the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (the “Company”), payable on and after September 19, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 23, 2011. More
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Toronto, August 11, 2011
Manulife’s strong top line growth and lower risk profile generated second quarter earnings of $490 million
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”) today reported strong top line growth for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 and an earnings profile that benefited from risk reduction efforts undertaken in the past year. More
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Toronto, August 11, 2011
Andrea Rosen appointed to Manulife Board of Directors
Manulife Financial Corporation and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company announced today that Andrea Rosen has been appointed to their Boards of Directors, effective August 10, 2011. More
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Japan, August 5, 2011
Manulife Japan Sponsors "Manulife CAPS Management Contest" for Children
Manulife Japan Sponsors "Manulife CAPS Management Contest" for Children More
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Toronto, August 3, 2011
Manulife Mutual Funds Marks Three-Year Anniversary of Three Mawer-Managed Funds, Which Attain 5-Star Overall Morningstar Ratings TM
Manulife Mutual Funds announced today that three funds in its “Select” fund family sub-advised by Mawer Investment Management Ltd., reached their three-year anniversaries on June 27, 2011. More
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Shanghai, August 2, 2011
Manulife-Sinochem launches new par endowment product “Fu Gui Nian Nian”
Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co. (MSL) recently launched a new par endowment product, “Fu Gui Nian Nian”, featuring wealth preservation and growth, cash coupons from the sixth year that can provide educational funding and pension planning, and accident protection and cash dividends, providing flexible long-term wealth planning solutions for mid-to-high net worth clients. More
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Hong Kong, August 2, 2011
Service and brand appeal garner more awards for Manulife
With its trustworthy brand name and top-quality service, Manulife (International) Limited has been honoured recently with a number of awards, including Next Magazine’s Top Service Award in the category of “Insurance Companies — Personal Financial Planning” – for the 12th time. More
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San Francisco, August 1, 2011
Manulife acquires Hawthorne Plaza office complex in San Francisco
Manulife Real Estate, the real estate arm of Manulife Financial Corporation, has purchased Hawthorne Plaza, a 441,000-square-foot office complex in downtown San Francisco, from a joint venture of Hines and RREEF in a deal that closed July 29, 2011. More
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Japan, August 1, 2011
Shiga Medical Center for Children Opens "Manulife Waku Waku Room"
Shiga Medical Center for Children Opens "Manulife Waku Waku Room" More
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Japan, July 29, 2011
Manulife Japan to Make Charity Donation in Support of Earthquake Recovery
Manulife Japan to Make Charity Donation in Support of Earthquake Recovery More
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Bangkok, July 29, 2011
Manulife Thailand has increased its capital to THB935 million for future business growth
Manulife Insurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited (Manulife Thailand) announced today that it has raised its capital from THB690 million to THB 935 million to position the company for future growth in the country. More
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Toronto, July 28, 2011
Manulife Financial to Release Second Quarter Financial Results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its second quarter financial results on the morning of Thursday, August 11, 2011 followed by a live webcast of the quarterly conference call with analysts beginning at 2:00 p.m. (ET). More
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Boston, July 27, 2011
Manulife Asset Management Names New U.S. Large Cap Growth Team
Manulife Asset Management continues to expand its equity investment capabilities with the creation of a new U.S. Large Cap Growth team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. More
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Jakarta, July 27, 2011
Manulife Indonesia introduces Pro Health - a health insurance plan that offers life-long medical protection
Manulife Indonesia today launched Pro Health, the first-of-its-kind stand-alone health insurance product that provides comprehensive medical coverage for all illnesses including critical illnesses up to age 99. More
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Waterloo, July 27, 2011
Canadian investor optimism steady this quarter
The results of the Manulife Financial Investor Sentiment Index announced today demonstrate that, in spite of the uncertainty surrounding the global economy, Canadians continue to be cautiously optimistic in their attitudes towards investing. More
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Toronto, July 25, 2011
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (TSX:MSO.UN) Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid
Manulife Investments announced today that the Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”), a closed-end investment fund, received acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) of the Fund’s Notice of Intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the “NCIB”). More
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Makati City , July 22, 2011
Manulife Philippines offers guaranteed insurability endorsement for investment-linked products
With increasing demand for its investment-linked product offerings, Manulife Philippines has removed medical requirements for its single premium variable life insurance products, allowing more Filipinos to take advantage of the combined rewards of life insurance protection and investment returns. More
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Taipei, July 22, 2011
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) raises USD130 million during IPO of Manulife China Dim Sum USD High Yield Bond Fund
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) is pleased to announce that the Manulife China Dim Sum USD High Yield Bond Fund had a successful IPO in early July 2011, raising more than USD130 million. More
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Shanghai, July 20, 2011
Manulife-Sinochem publishes a report outlining how Chinese middle-class families view their retirement readiness
Manulife-Sinochem (MSL), in collaboration with Horizon Research Consultancy Group, recently published the first nationwide study on how Chinese middle-class families feel about their readiness for retirement. More
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Toronto, July 19, 2011
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund Announces Monthly Distribution
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (TSX: MSO.UN) (the “Fund”) announced today that its first monthly cash distribution in the amount of $0.05417 per Unit of the Fund will be paid on August 15, 2011 to unitholders of record as of July 29, 2011. More
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Toronto, July 18, 2011
Manulife Financial Corporation sells Life Retrocession business to Pacific Life
Manulife Financial Corporation (Manulife) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Life Retrocession business to Pacific Life Insurance Company (Pacific Life), based in the United States. More
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Hong Kong, July 13, 2011
Manulife makes key Independent Distribution appointments
Manulife (International) Limited today announced the appointment of three senior executives in Hong Kong. More
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Japan, July 11, 2011
Registration Opens for Manulife Waku Waku Charity Run and Ekiden
Registration Opens for Manulife Waku Waku Charity Run and Ekiden More
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Boston, July 8, 2011
John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index Declines Even Though Optimism Remains In Second Quarter of 2011
John Hancock Financial today announced the results of its quarterly measure of investors’ views on a range of investment choices, life goals and economic outlook. More
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New York, July 7, 2011
Declaration Management & Research And CTNY Investors Purchase Class A Office Condominiums At 40 Broad Street
A joint venture between DMR CRE Opportunity Fund I LP (“DMR”), the commercial real estate investment arm of Declaration Management & Research LLC (“Declaration”) and CTNY Investors LLC, a real estate investment vehicle comprised primarily of Cassidy Turley shareholders, announced today that it has purchased a commercial condominium within The Setai Wall Street at 40 Broad Street in the Financial District. More
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Hong Kong, July 7, 2011
Manulife celebrates its 75th year of providing pensions services in Hong Kong
Manulife (International) Limited is celebrating its remarkable 75 years of managing Hong Kong people’s pensions today. More
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Boston, July 6, 2011
Manulife Asset Management Appoints New Member To Global Consultant Relations Team
Nils C. Hegstad, CFA, has been named Manager, Consultant Relations, at Manulife Asset Management, said Brian Torrisi, Managing Director and Global Head of Consultant Relations. More
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Toronto, July 6, 2011
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (TSX:MSO.UN) Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option
Manulife Investments announces that the Syndicate of Agents for its initial public offering of the Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (“the Fund”), a closed-end investment fund, has exercised its over-allotment option and acquired an additional 300,000 units (the “Units”) of the Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund. More
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Taiwan, July 6, 2011
Manulife Taiwan joins National Chengchi University in survey on retirement planning in Taiwan
More than half of respondents uncertain about financial capability to retire. More
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Boston, June 30, 2011
John Hancock Financial Network Introduces Comprehensive Program to Support Financial Advisors in Retirement Plan Market
Program Provides Training, Practice Management Consulting, Dedicated Sales Support Team and ERISA Fiduciary Specialist Opportunities More
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Boston, June 30, 2011
John Hancock Financial Network’s 2011 Retirement Plan Advisor Survey Suggests Advisors Need New Level of Support from Broker-Dealers
Vast Majority of Retirement Plan Advisors Currently Performing Fiduciary Functions More
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Boston, June 29, 2011
John Hancock Annuities Enhances Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit
John Hancock Annuities has enhanced its Income Plus For Life optional rider by increasing the deferral credit for newly issued riders to six percent from five percent at age 65 and older. More
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Waterloo, June 29, 2011
Manulife Financial introduces Occupational Management Services
Today, Manulife Financial Group Benefits launches Occupational Management Services, addressing the needs of employers dealing with injuries that occur at work and creating an integrated workplace injury and disability benefits program. Workplace injuries have a significant financial and productivity impact on employers and the Canadian economy. More
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Waterloo, June 28, 2011
Manulife Financial to title sponsor new LPGA tournament in Waterloo, Ontario beginning in 2012
The LPGA and Sports Properties International announced today that Manulife Financial (NYSE:MFC), a leading Canadian-based financial services company, has signed a three-year (3) agreement to title sponsor a new LPGA event beginning in 2012. More
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Boston, June 28, 2011
John Hancock Retirement Income & Rollover Solutions Launches Consolidation Services Unit
John Hancock Retirement Income & Rollover Solutions (RIRS) has announced the formation of its Consolidation Services group, a new unit designed to assist 401(k) plan participants who wish to consolidate their retirement accounts into their qualified retirement plans with John Hancock. More
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Taiwan, June 28, 2011
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) taps Hong Kong’s CNH Market with Taiwan’s first ever Dim Sum Bond Fund
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) announced today the launch of the Manulife China Dim Sum USD High Yield Bond Fund which has been approved as a securities investment trust fund by Taiwanese regulators. More
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Waterloo, June 23, 2011
Manulife introduces Synergy®, a unique insurance solution to help protect Canadians from life’s major risks
For the first time, Canadians can now get life insurance, critical illness insurance and disability insurance in one convenient and affordable package. More
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Ottawa, June 23, 2011
Strong Employee Volunteer Programs Benefit Corporations and Communities More than just ‘Chequebook Philanthropy’
Research about the changing landscape of volunteerism in Canada identifies comprehensive Employee Volunteer Programs as critical to effective community building. More
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Hong Kong, June 21, 2011
Manulife voted most Trusted Brand for eight years in a row
In a remarkable recognition of its commitment to customer service, readers of Reader’s Digest have yet again chosen Manulife (International) Limited as the Gold winner in the Hong Kong insurance-company category of the global publication’s Trusted Brands Awards — for the eighth consecutive year. More
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Toronto, June 20, 2011
Oil Sands Sector Fund Announces Quarterly Distribution
Oil Sands Sector Fund (TSX: OSF.UN) (the “Fund”) today announced that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.125 per unit of the Fund will be paid on July 15, 2011 to unitholders of record as of June 30, 2011. More
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Toronto, June 20, 2011
Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust Announces Quarterly Distribution
Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust (TSX: CIW.UN) (the “Fund”) announced today that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.05 per Unit of the Fund will be paid on July 15, 2011 to unitholders of record as of June 30, 2011. More
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Toronto, June 20, 2011
Copernican World Banks Split Inc. Announces Quarterly Distribution
Copernican World Banks Split Inc. (TSX: CBW/CBW.PR.A) (the “Corporation”) announced today that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.13125 per Preferred Share of the Corporation will be paid on July 13, 2011 to Preferred shareholders of record as of June 30, 2011. More
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Toronto, June 20, 2011
Copernican International Financial Split Corp. Announces Quarterly Distribution
Copernican International Financial Split Corp. (TSX: CIR/CIR.PR.A) (the “Corporation”) announced today that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.12500 per Preferred Share of the Corporation will be paid on July 13, 2011 to Preferred shareholders of record as of June 30, 2011. More
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Vung Tau, June 20, 2011
Manulife Vietnam opens new sales office in Vung Tau
To commemorate the new Manulife Vietnam sales office in Vung Tau city, 150 Manulife staff and agents joined a charity blood drive today to support the Vung Tau Red Cross with much-needed blood supplies for the community. More
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Toronto, June 17, 2011
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (TSX:MSO.UN) Closes $100 Million Initial Public Offering
Manulife Investments announces the closing of its initial public offering for the Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (“the Fund”), a closed-end investment fund. More
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Tokyo, June 17, 2011
Manulife Japan Hosts Award Ceremony for Japanese Winners of 2011 Boston Marathon Push Rim Wheelchair Division
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”; Head Office: Chofu-shi, Tokyo; President and CEO: Craig Bromley) hosted an award ceremony and celebration luncheon on June 14 for Japanese athletes Masazumi Soejima and Wakako Tsuchida, winners of the men’s and women’s titles in the 2011 Boston Marathon Push Rim Wheelchair Division. More
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Boston, June 16, 2011
John Hancock RPS Introduces 2nd Generation of PRIME Elements iPad App
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (RPS) has introduced an update to the widely used iPad application of its PRIME Elements sales tool, making it even easier for advisors and plan consultants to frame a comprehensive solution for plan sponsors to ensure a healthy and successful qualified plan. More
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Hong Kong, June 15, 2011
Manulife’s new investment-linked plan Alpha offers flexibility and bonus returns
Manulife (International) Limited has launched Alpha, a new investment-linked insurance plan, with flexible choice of premium-payment periods of 10, 15, 20 and 25 years. More
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Boston, June 13, 2011
Manulife Asset Management Tapped to Manage US$230 Million Fixed Income Mandate for New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association
Manulife Asset Management said that it was awarded a US$230 million global core-plus fixed income mandate from the New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association. More
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Boston, June 13, 2011
John Hancock Mutual Funds Launches Three New Equity Funds Employing Fundamental Strategy
John Hancock Mutual Funds said today that three new fundamental equity funds are now available for sale to investors through their financial advisors. More
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Boston, June 13, 2011
John Hancock Annuities Wins Two Awards for Retirement Talk®
The John Hancock Annuities Retirement Talk® client-education program has received two awards from the Web Marketing Association (WMA). More
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Taipei, June 13, 2011
Manulife Launches Term Product and Hospitalization and Surgical Rider
Manulife (International) Limited Taiwan Branch recently launched two new products, a non-par decreasing term insurance product and a hospitalization and surgical rider. More
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Makati City , June 13, 2011
Manulife Financial Corporation awarded for outstanding corporate governance in the Philippines
Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC), one of two foreign companies listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), has been recognized by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) as among the publicly listed corporations with the highest scores in ICD’s 2010 Corporate Governance Scorecard. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, June 10, 2011
Manulife Vietnam launches the ‘My Family’ product, offering lifetime protection solutions for health risks.
Manulife Vietnam today launched the new My Family product which provides an ideal mix of financial planning and critical illness protection. More
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Boston, June 9, 2011
John Hancock Life Insurance Launches New Survivorship Universal Life Product
John Hancock Life Insurance announced the launch of a new survivorship current assumption life insurance product—Protection SUL. More
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Shanghai, June 9, 2011
Manulife-Sinochem obtains a new branch license for Dalian, Liaoning
Manulife-Sinochem (MSL) announced that it has received regulatory approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) to establish a new branch in Dalian, Liaoning. More
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Hong Kong, June 8, 2011
First critical-illness plan to put accent on prevention
Manulife has launched a critical-illness insurance policy called Vita that takes a dramatically different approach from most in the marketplace, putting the emphasis on prevention and prompt treatment. More
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Hong Kong, June 8, 2011
Manulife Asset Management awarded Hong Kong Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme’s first ever Dim Sum bond mandate
Manulife Asset Management has been awarded a mandate from the Hong Kong Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme to manage the Authority’s exposure to Hong Kong’s offshore RMB bond market. More
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Boston, June 6, 2011
John Hancock Financial Network launches “Practice of the Year” recognition program for its top financial professionals and advisors
John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) today launched Practice of the Year, a new program for its top financial professionals and advisors to recognize excellence in practice management. More
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Waterloo, June 2, 2011
Manulife Financial introduces Health Management Services
Manulife Financial has launched Health Management Services, extending its comprehensive approach to serving all aspects of Canadian employers’ group benefit needs. More
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Singapore, June 2, 2011
Manulife Singapore Records a Second Quarter of Solid Growth
Manulife Singapore enjoyed solid new business performance over the past two quarters - 8 percent growth in total weighted premium in Q1 2011 over Q4 2010 and 36 percent growth in Q4 2010 over Q3 2010. More
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Toronto, June 1, 2011
AIC Global Financial Split Corp. Announces Completion of Termination
AIC Global Financial Split Corp. (TSX: ASC/ASC.PR.A) (the “Corporation”) today announced that the Corporation completed the redemption of all of its outstanding Preferred Shares and Class A Shares and terminated on May 31, 2011 (the “Termination Date”), as contemplated by the constating documents of the Corporation. More
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Tokyo, June 1, 2011
Manulife acquires Dojima East Building in Osaka, Japan
Manulife Real Estate has acquired the Dojima East Building in Osaka, Japan, from a local private equity fund, in a deal that closed May 31, 2011. More
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Japan, June 1, 2011
Manulife Asset Management Japan wins Yen bond mandate from Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd.
Manulife Asset Management has been awarded a Japan Core Fixed Income Active mandate by Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. to be added to their ‘Japan Bond Select’ platform, a part of their wrap account product ‘Daiwa Fund Wrap’. More
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Toronto, May 30, 2011
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund - Final Prospectus
Manulife Investments announced that it has filed a final prospectus dated May 27, 2011 for the Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”), a closed-end investment fund, with the securities regulators of all the Canadian provinces and territories for an initial public offering of units (the “Units”) at $10 per Unit for a maximum offering of up to $200 million. More
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Toronto, May 26, 2011
Manulife Mutual Funds launches three new emerging market funds, along with a host of new corporate classes
Manulife Mutual Funds expanded its global-oriented funds with the launch this week of two new emerging markets trust funds and an emerging markets corporate class. More
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Tokyo, May 26, 2011
Manulife Japan Announces FY2010 Financial Results
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”; Head Office: Chofu-shi, Tokyo; President and CEO: Craig Bromley) announces its financial results for the 2010 fiscal year ending March 31, 2011. More
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Hong Kong, May 24, 2011
Manulife is Hong Kong’s only insurer to be officially named a “Manpower Developer”
Manulife (International) Ltd. (“Manulife”) has been named a “Manpower Developer” (“MD”) by the Employees Retraining Board (ERB) — the only insurance company in Hong Kong to be so designated this year. More
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Singapore, May 24, 2011
Manulife Asset Management Singapore launches new Asian bond fund
Manulife Asset Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. today announces that it is launching a new Asian bond fund, the Manulife Asia Total Return Fund, which has the flexibility to generate returns through a mixture of local Asian currencies, interest rates and corporate bonds (high yield and investment grade). More
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Toronto, May 20, 2011
Manulife Mutual Funds Announces Prospectus Amendments
In the continuing effort to provide advisors and investors with investment strategies to address their income requirements, Manulife Mutual Funds announced today amendments to the August 19, 2010 prospectus that expand its offerings of Series T and Series IT securities to additional corporate classes, subject to regulatory approval. More
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Jakarta, May 20, 2011
PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia honored with two new awards: "Best Insurance Company of the Year" and "Service Quality Award 2011"
PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia (Manulife Indonesia) won The Best Insurance Company of the Year award at the ASEAN Business & Company Awards 2011, held in Jakarta on May 13, 2011. More
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Toronto, May 17, 2011
AIC Global Financial Split Corp. announces distribution
AIC Global Financial Split Corp. (TSX: ASC/ASC.PR.A) (the “Corporation”) today announced that an accrued quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.08798 per Preferred Share of the Corporation will be included in the final redemption amount to be paid on or about June 6, 2011 to Preferred shareholders of record as of May 31, 2011. More
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Makati City , May 17, 2011
Manulife Philippines sales grew by 77 per cent in Q1 2011
Manulife Philippines continued its strong growth into 2011. More
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Boston, May 16, 2011
John Hancock Mutual Funds Wins Three Internet Advertising Awards from the Web Marketing Association
John Hancock Mutual Funds received three awards from the Web Marketing Association (WMA) during their annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC), announced recently. More
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Toronto, May 13, 2011
Manulife Financial’s Public Accountability Statement now available at www.manulife.com
Manulife Financial Corporation’s 2010 Public Accountability Statement is now available for download at www.manulife.com. More
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Waterloo, May 13, 2011
Canadians’ investment optimism jumps in latest quarter
Canadians’ optimism towards investing climbed in the first quarter of 2011, with improved sentiment towards a range of investment types, including stocks, fixed income, investment properties and balanced funds, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index. More
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Toronto, May 12, 2011
New digital tool classifies Canadians according to six volunteer types and suggests suitable volunteer opportunities
Volunteer Canada, together with Manulife Financial, is introducing a new digital tool that categorizes Canadians into six distinct volunteer types and recommends available roles suited to their volunteer profiles and specific interests. More
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Xiamen, May 10, 2011
Manulife-Sinochem announces the grand opening of its Xiamen branch
Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co. Ltd (MSL) today announces the grand opening of its Xiamen branch in Fujian Province. More
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Boston, May 9, 2011
John Hancock Asset Management Appoints New Management Team for Three John Hancock Portfolios
John Hancock Asset Management, a division of Manulife Asset Management, said today that it appointed the U.S. Core Value team led by Senior Managing Directors Walter T. McCormick and Emory W. (Sandy) Saunders, Jr. to manage three portfolios offered by John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, John Hancock Annuities, and John Hancock Life Insurance. More
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Waterloo, May 9, 2011
Young homeowners optimistic about when they’ll be debt-free
More than four out of 10 Canadian homeowners aged 30-39 expect to be debt-free by the end of their forties and another third expect to be debt-free in their fifties, according to Manulife Bank of Canada’s quarterly Debt Freedom Survey. More
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Makati City , May 6, 2011
Manulife Philippines introduces affordable insurance plan
-- Manulife Philippines today announced its venture into broad market insurance products with the introduction of FirstProtect, a low-cost life insurance plan with an array of benefits. More
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Toronto, May 5, 2011
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors today declared a quarterly shareholders’ dividend of $0.13 per share on the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (the “Company”), payable on and after June 20, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 17, 2011. More
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Toronto, May 5, 2011
Manulife delivering on strategic priorities, reports first quarter earnings of $985 million
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”) today reported significant progress in its business strategy of building sales growth in targeted areas and reducing equity market and interest rate sensitivity during the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. More
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Toronto, May 2, 2011
Manulife Financial Chief Financial Officer to present at the UBS 13th Annual Global Financial Services Conference
W. Bell, Chief Financial Officer of Manulife Financial will present at the UBS 13th Annual Global Financial Services Conference in New York City on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. More
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Toronto, April 29, 2011
Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund - Preliminary Prospectus
Manulife Investments announced that it has filed a preliminary prospectus for the Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”), a closed-end investment fund, on April 28, 2011, with the securities regulators of all the Canadian provinces and territories for an initial public offering of units (the “Units”) at $10 per Unit. More
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Hong Kong, April 29, 2011
Manulife lives up to "Caring Company" label with sponsorship renewal
Manulife (International) Limited has been designated a “Caring Company” by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service for the ninth consecutive year. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, April 27, 2011
Manulife Vietnam unveils its business plan focusing on the Southern East area and opens the second sales office in Dong Nai province
Manulife Vietnam today opened its second sales office in Dong Nai province, affirming its ongoing commitment to this dynamic economic region in Vietnam. More
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Tokyo, April 25, 2011
Manulife Japan to Invite Children Displaced by Earthquake to Pacific Baseball League Game in Sendai
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”), as part of its ongoing support of recovery efforts related to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, will invite children and their guardians who are currently staying in Tohoku-area evacuation shelters to attend the May 8 Pacific Baseball League game between the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles and the Saitama Seibu Lions. More
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Toronto, April 21, 2011
Manulife Financial Informed That No OSC Orders will be Sought
Manulife Financial today announced that it has been informed by Staff of the Ontario Securities Commission that, following its consideration of information obtained from Manulife and Manulife’s current disclosure practices and current disclosure, Staff has determined not to seek any orders of the Commission in connection with the enforcement notice delivered by Staff in June, 2009. More
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Tokyo, April 21, 2011
Manulife Shows Support for Japanese Earthquake Recovery Through Boston Marathon
As part of Manulife Financial’s global company support of Japanese earthquake recovery, Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”) will receive banners signed by Japanese athletes who participated in the 2011 Boston Marathon held on April 18. More
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Toronto, April 21, 2011
Manulife Financial’s Annual Meeting and First Quarter 2011 Financial Results Conference Call available through webcast
On Thursday, May 5, 2011, Manulife Financial will webcast its joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Manulife Financial Corporation and Annual Meeting of Policyholders and the Shareholder of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company. More
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Boston, April 20, 2011
John Hancock Announces Results of 2011 National Long-Term Care (LTC) Cost Study
John Hancock Financial (John Hancock) today announced the results of its 2011 cost of care study, which found that long-term care (LTC) costs have continued to increase, but not as much as other goods and services. More
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Boston, April 19, 2011
John Hancock Emerging Markets Fund (JEVAX) Now Available in Retail Share Classes
John Hancock Mutual Funds has added retail share classes to the John Hancock Emerging Markets Fund (JEVAX), which previously was available as an underlying portfolio to investors in John Hancock’s Lifestyle and Lifecycle Funds. More
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Toronto, April 19, 2011
Manulife Appoints Peter Bethlenfalvy to Senior Vice President, Financial Regulations
Manulife Financial announced that Peter Bethlenfalvy has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Financial Regulations. More
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Tokyo, April 15, 2011
Manulife Japan Announces Charity Donation in Support of Earthquake Recovery
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”), in support of disaster recovery efforts for the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, is carrying out a company donation of 200 yen for each new policy received during the period April 1 through June 27, 2011. More
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Shanghai, April 15, 2011
Manulife-Sinochem launches 2011 Baby Campaign “Parent-Child Cosplay Contest”
Manulife-Sinochem (MSL), the first joint venture life insurance company in China, announced in Shanghai today the launch of its 2011 Baby Campaign entitled “Parent-Child Cosplay Contest”. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, April 14, 2011
Ministry of Finance grants Manulife Vietnam an “Award for Achievements in Contribution to the Life Insurance Industry in Vietnam”
Manulife Vietnam was recently presented with an “Award for Achievements in Contribution to the Life Insurance Industry in Vietnam”. More
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Toronto, April 14, 2011
Manulife reports 2010 results under International Financial Reporting Standards
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”) advised today of its initial adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), which replaced prior Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), effective January 1, 2011. More
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Toronto, April 13, 2011
Manulife Financial launches ad campaign to make Canadians aware of how they can financially plan for retirement
Manulife is launching an investor advertising campaign to take its Product Allocation strategy to Canadians to help them work with their advisors as they plan ahead for retirement. More
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Boston, April 12, 2011
Laurence V. Plummer, Sr., Named Financial Representative of the Year For Third Time by John Hancock Financial Network
John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) announced today that Laurence V. Plummer, Sr., LUTCF, was named the John Hancock Financial Network Financial Representative of the Year. More
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Boston, April 11, 2011
Manulife Asset Management Names Chad Gross to Institutional Sales Team
Manulife Asset Management said today that Chad Gross has been named Managing Director, Institutional Sales. Mr. Gross joined the firm on March 28th. More
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Singapore, April 8, 2011
Manulife wants to be your “Pal” and set your mind at “Ease”
Manulife Singapore today announces the launch of two new plans – mPal and mEase – for customers looking for protection solutions against accidents and critical illnesses. More
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Hong Kong, April 8, 2011
Manulife announces senior appointment in customer service and communications
Manulife (International) Limited has announced the appointment of Isabella Lau as Vice President, Customer Service and Strategic Development. More
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Toronto, April 5, 2011
Manulife Investments announces securityholder results of Special Meeting to extend termination date of AIC Global Financial Split Corp.
Manulife Asset Management Limited, the manager of AIC Global Financial Split Corp. (TSX: ASC/ASC.PR.A) (the “Corporation”), today announced that securityholders of the Corporation did not approve the extension of the termination date of the Class A Shares and Preferred Shares of the Corporation for an additional term of five years from May 31, 2011 to May 31, 2016. More
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Boston, April 4, 2011
John Hancock Financial Network Expands Build4Success Platform
John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) is enhancing its Build4Success platform by offering a practice management component with valuation, business assessment, and coaching services for its top 250 financial representatives. More
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Hong Kong, March 31, 2011
Manulife’s new Asia-focused bond fund looks for total return from Asia’s interest rates, currencies and credits
Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited (MAMHK) announces that it will launch a new Asia-focused retail bond fund - Asia Total Return Fund (the “Fund”) - on its mutual-fund platform, Manulife Global Fund (MGF) and investment-linked assurance schemes. More
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Hong Kong, March 31, 2011
Manulife launches real-time financial widget for mobile devices
Manulife (International) Limited (MIL) has launched a new and forward-thinking application for mobile phones and tablet devices that offers customers real-time tracking of their investments anytime and anywhere. More
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Boston, March 30, 2011
John Hancock Inaugurates Investor Sentiment Index
John Hancock Financial today announced the results of its first-ever John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index, a quarterly measure of investors’ views on a range of investment choices, life goals and economic outlook. More
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Toronto, March 29, 2011
Canadian homeowners focused on debt reduction, Manulife Bank survey finds
For the fourth consecutive quarter, Canadian homeowners say debt-reduction remains one of their top financial priorities, according to a recent poll for Manulife Bank of Canada. More
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Toronto, March 25, 2011
Manulife Financial Proxy Circular and Annual Report available online
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Proxy Circular and 2010 Annual Report are being mailed to shareholders and are now available for download at www.manulife.com. More
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Toronto, March 25, 2011
Manulife Financial Executive Vice President and Treasurer to present at the J.P. Morgan 2011 Insurance Conference
Peter J. Levitt, Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Manulife Financial will present at the J.P. Morgan 2011 Insurance Conference in New York City on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Mr. Levitt is scheduled to present at 9:45 am ET. More
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Hanoi, March 25, 2011
Manulife Vietnam opens new sales office in Hanoi to expand business and further enhance client services
Manulife Vietnam today opened a new sales office in Hanoi, marking the business expansion of Manulife Vietnam in the city particularly and nationwide generally. More
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Boston, March 24, 2011
John Hancock Mutual Funds Honored at 2011 Lipper Fund Awards
John Hancock Mutual Funds won multiple awards at the 2011 Lipper Fund Awards event last night in New York City. More
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Toronto, March 22, 2011
Manulife Financial Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of Manulife Asset Management to speak at the National Bank Financial 2011 Canadian Financial Services Conference
Warren Thomson, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Manulife Financial and Chairman of Manulife Asset Management will speak at the National Bank Financial 2011 Canadian Financial Services Conference in Montreal on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. More
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Toronto, March 21, 2011
AIC Global Financial Split Corp. Announces Quarterly Distribution
AIC Global Financial Split Corp. (TSX: ASC/ASC.PR.A) (the “Corporation”) today announced that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.13125 per Preferred Share of the Corporation will be paid on April 12, 2011 to Preferred shareholders of record as of March 31, 2011. More
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Toronto, March 21, 2011
Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust Announces Quarterly Distribution
Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust (TSX: CIW.UN) (the “Fund”) today announced that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.05 per unit of the Fund will be paid on April 15, 2011 to unitholders of record as of March 31, 2011. More
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Toronto, March 21, 2011
Copernican World Banks Split Inc. Announces Quarterly Distribution
Copernican World Banks Split Inc. (TSX: CBW/CBW.PR.A) (the “Corporation”) today announced that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.13125 per Preferred Share of the Corporation will be paid on April 12, 2011 to Preferred shareholders of record as of March 31, 2011. More
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Toronto, March 21, 2011
Copernican International Financial Split Corp. Announces Quarterly Distribution
Copernican International Financial Split Corp. (TSX: CIR/CIR.PR.A) (the “Corporation”) today announced that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.12500 per Preferred Share of the Corporation will be paid on April 12, 2011 to Preferred shareholders of record as of March 31, 2011. More
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Toronto, March 21, 2011
Oil Sands Sector Fund Announces Quarterly Distribution
Oil Sands Sector Fund (TSX: OSF.UN) (the “Fund”) today announced that a quarterly cash distribution in the amount of $0.125 per unit of the Fund will be paid on April 14, 2011 to unitholders of record as of March 31, 2011. More
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Hong Kong, March 21, 2011
Manulife Asset Management appoints Kai Kong Chay to Greater China equities team
Manulife Asset Management today announces that Kai Kong Chay is to join its Greater China equity team later in March as Managing Director. More
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Toronto, March 18, 2011
Manulife Financial files 2010 Audited Annual Financial Statements and Related MD&A
Manulife Financial Corporation has filed its 2010 audited annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2010 and related MD&A with securities regulators, including with the Canadian Securities Administrators and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 40-F. More
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Toronto, March 17, 2011
Manulife Mutual Funds Launches New Brand Campaign
Manulife Mutual Funds launched a new brand campaign in March that includes three new ads designed to reassure investors that it is possible to reach their financial goals without constantly being overwhelmed by or preoccupied with their investment portfolios. More
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Taipei, March 16, 2011
Manulife launches new U.S. dollar-denominated policies
Manulife (International) Limited recently launched two new U.S. dollar-denominated products, providing additional financial planning choices for customers. More
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Singapore, March 15, 2011
Manulife Asset Management Singapore launches new global equity and fixed income funds
Manulife Asset Management Singapore Pte. Ltd. today announces that it is launching two new funds - the Manulife Global Contrarian Fund and Manulife Strategic Income Fund. More
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Toronto, March 14, 2011
Manulife Financial Corporation confirms limited financial exposure to Japan earthquake
In response to queries, Manulife Financial Corporation confirmed that it does not expect the property & casualty reinsurance claims related to Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami to exceed $150 million after-tax, and, as such, this is not expected to be material to full year results. More
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Toronto, March 14, 2011
Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust Announces Anticipated Distribution for 2011
Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust (TSX: CIW.UN) (the “Fund”) is pleased to announce that its quarterly cash distribution for 2011 will be $0.05 per unit of the Fund or $0.20 per annum. More
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Shanghai, March 14, 2011
Manulife-Sinochem launches a pioneering new product with a Special Settlement Option to give Chinese consumers greater flexibility in their financial planning
Manulife-Sinochem (MSL), the first joint venture life insurance company in China, has developed a pioneering insurance product with a special settlement option to meet the changing needs of Chinese clients. More
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Toronto, March 11, 2011
Manulife Financial Corporation completes Preferred Share offering
Manulife Financial Corporation (“Manulife”) today announced that it has completed its offering of 8 million Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 3 (the “Series 3 Preferred Shares”) at a price of $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $200 million. More
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Singapore, March 11, 2011
Manulife Singapore announces Senior Management appointments
Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd. has recently expanded its Senior Management team as part of its growth strategy in Singapore. More
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Hong Kong, March 11, 2011
Ruby Web Care Award for serial winner Manulife
Manulife (International) Limited has become the only life insurance company in Hong Kong to earn the newly designated Ruby Award in the Web Care Campaign Awards, presented by the Internet Professional Association. More
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Hong Kong, March 10, 2011
Manulife announces agency appointments and promotions
Manulife (International) Limited (MIL) has announced the appointment and promotion of the following senior agency executives: More
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Jakarta, March 10, 2011
PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia announces 2010 Annual Results and the launch of a new savings product and hospital coverage rider
PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia (“Manulife Indonesia”) today announces its financial results for the full year, ended December 31, 2010. More
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Toronto, March 7, 2011
Manulife Financial Corporation announces Preferred Share issue
Manulife Financial Corporation (“Manulife”) today announced a Canadian public offering of Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 3 (“Series 3 Preferred Shares”). More
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Toronto, March 7, 2011
Non-profit & private sector leaders unveil landmark campaign to transform volunteerism in Canada
A national campaign aimed at enriching volunteer experiences for Canadians and strengthening the country’s volunteer sector was launched today by Volunteer Canada, the voice of volunteerism in Canada, and Manulife Financial, whose signature cause is to encourage volunteerism nationwide. More
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Boston, March 2, 2011
John Hancock Financial and Manulife employees commit to run 2011 Boston Marathon for non-profits
More than 100 John Hancock and Manulife employees have committed to run this year’s Boston Marathon and raise money for non-profits through its MarathonMatters: Employee Training Program. More
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Toronto, March 2, 2011
Manulife Canada President and Chief Executive Officer to present at the Citi 2011 Financial Services Conference
Paul Rooney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Canada will present at the Citi 2011 Financial Services Conference in New York City on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. More
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Boston, March 1, 2011
John Hancock Financial Network recognizes leadership across top independent firms
John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) recently announced the 2010 awards for leadership and client service excellence among its independent firms across the country. More
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Toronto, February 28, 2011
Manulife launches inaugural real estate investment funds
Manulife Real Estate, the real estate arm of Manulife Financial, is extending to investors the benefit of its more than 60-year history of managing quality commercial real estate assets with the formation of a new Manulife Real Estate Funds platform and the launch of its inaugural Manulife Canadian Real Estate Funds offering. More
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Shanghai, February 28, 2011
Manulife-Sinochem was awarded with prestigious government recognitions and new license for expansion
Manulife-Sinochem (MSL) has started the year of 2011 with two awards from the Chinese government and a new sales office license in the city of Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province. More
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Boston, February 23, 2011
John Hancock introduces new module on the use of life insurance for special needs planning
The Advanced Markets unit of John Hancock Life Insurance Company has introduced a JH Solutions module to help families ensure a high level of ongoing support and funding for the support of a family member with special needs. More
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Boston, February 22, 2011
John Hancock Annuities wins top recognition in Annuity Monitor Website Review
John Hancock Annuities received top recognition in three areas of website review from Corporate Insight’s Annuity Monitor. More
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Toronto, February 22, 2011
Manulife Investments announces board of director approval to extend termination date of AIC Global Financial Split Corp. and confirmation of record and meeting dates for special meeting of securityholders
Manulife Asset Management Limited, the manager (the “Manager”) of AIC Global Financial Split Corp. (TSX: ASC/ASC.PR.A) (the “Corporation”), today announced that the Corporation’s board of directors has reviewed the terms of a proposed extension of the termination date of the Class A Shares and Preferred Shares of the Corporation for an additional term of five years from May 31, 2011 to May 31, 2016 and has determined that the extension is in the best interests of the Corporation and its securityholders and unanimously recommends that securityholders vote in favour of such extension. More
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Makati City , February 21, 2011
New agents, locations and partnerships help Manulife Philippines grow 2010 New Business Premiums* to almost double of 2009
Manulife Philippines achieved record sales for 2010, highlighting the success of an expanding distribution network, new business partnerships, as well as interest in new forward-thinking products. More
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Toronto, February 17, 2011
Manulife Asset Management bolsters global product development team
Manulife Asset Management has further strengthened its global product development teams with the creation of two new positions in North America. The appointments are effective immediately. More
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Boston, February 16, 2011
Hancock Natural Resource Group appoints Bill Peressini as Chief Financial Officer
Bill Peressini has been named Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Hancock Natural Resource Group, Dan Christensen, HNRG’s Chief Executive Officer said today. More
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Tokyo, February 16, 2011
Manulife Japan to Become 2011 Sponsor of the Pacific Baseball League Regular Season and Climax Series
Manulife Life Insurance Company (President & CEO: Craig Bromley; “Manulife Japan”), Pacific League Marketing (a joint venture company of the six-team Pacific Baseball League (“PBL”); President & Representative Director: Shinji Kobayashi; Head Office: Minato Ward, Tokyo), and the six teams of the PBL have reached agreement for Manulife Japan to sponsor the 2011 PBL regular season and to be the main sponsor of the 2011 PBL Climax Series. More
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Hong Kong, February 16, 2011
Manulife donates learning-through-adventure facility to Heep Hong centre for kids with special needs
Manulife (International) Limited recently unveiled a special therapy room, called Manulife Adventure Land, at the Shun Lee Centre of the Heep Hong Society. More
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Boston, February 15, 2011
John Hancock Asset Management acquires Optique Capital Management
John Hancock Asset Management, a division of Manulife Asset Management, has acquired Optique Capital Management, a registered investment adviser based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More
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Boston, February 14, 2011
John Hancock launches i-Illustrate, a new iPad mobile application
John Hancock today launched a new application, i-Illustrate, which allows producers to generate life insurance illustrations with their iPads. More
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Boston, February 14, 2011
Manulife Asset Management acquires Optique Capital Management
Manulife Asset Management has acquired the assets of Optique Capital Management, a registered investment adviser based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More
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Boston, February 14, 2011
John Hancock Funds launches new advertising campaign in print, television and online
John Hancock Funds today announced the launch of a new advertising campaign designed to increase awareness of the breadth and quality of its mutual fund family among investors and financial advisors. More
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Boston, February 14, 2011
John Hancock Annuities launches new ‘Retirement Talk’ module
John Hancock Annuities has launched a second module of the integrated ‘Retirement Talk’ marketing program, giving advisors another simple way to connect with clients who are looking for ways to enhance their retirement security. More
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Tokyo, February 14, 2011
Manulife Japan announces FY2010 Third Quarter Year-to-Date Results
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”) (Head Office: Chofu City, Tokyo; President and CEO: Craig Bromley) announces its year-to-date (April to December 2010) financial results for the third quarter of FY 2010 which ended on December 31, 2010. More
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Boston, February 11, 2011
John Hancock Funds posts record 2010 sales of $9.7 billion
John Hancock Funds set a new sales record of $9.7 billion in 2010, a level 48 percent higher than full-year 2009 sales of $6.5 billion, the company announced. More
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Boston, February 10, 2011
John Hancock Financial announces 2011 Boston Marathon International Elite Field
In its 26th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 115th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18. More
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Toronto, February 10, 2011
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors today declared a quarterly shareholders’ dividend of $0.13 per share on the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (the “Company”), payable on and after March 21, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 23, 2011. More
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Toronto, February 10, 2011
Manulife's strategy delivers significant sales growth, reduced risk profile and stronger capital levels. Fourth quarter earnings of $1,794 million is a record for the Company.
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”) today reported significant progress in its business strategy of building sales growth in targeted areas and reducing equity market and interest rate sensitivity during the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010. More
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Hanoi, February 10, 2011
Manulife Vietnam holds a grand opening of its branch office in Hanoi
Accompanied by representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Hanoi Governors, Association of Vietnamese Insurers and more than 600 staff and agents, Manulife Vietnam celebrated the grand opening of its newly relocated branch office located at Green Park building, 29 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Le Dai Hanh Ward, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi. More
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Toronto, February 4, 2011
Manulife Mutual Funds Wins Four Canadian Lipper 2011 Fund
Manulife Mutual Funds won four individual awards at the 2011 Canadian Lipper Fund Awards ceremony, held in Toronto last night. More
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China, February 1, 2011
Manulife Asset Management successfully fulfils US$200m QFII quota
Manulife Asset Management today announces that it has successfully fulfilled its US$200 million Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) quota. More
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Bangkok, January 31, 2011
Manulife pledges "1000 steps" as show of support for 4th "Cancer Care" Charity Fun Run at Lumpini Park
Manulife Thailand is proud to be supporting the "Cancer Care" Charity Fun Run on Saturday January 29, 2011. More
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Toronto, January 27, 2011
Manulife Asset Management bolsters product management and client services teams
Manulife Asset Management has further strengthened its global product management and client service teams with the creation of four new positions in North America. More
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Toronto, January 27, 2011
Manulife Financial to Release Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its fourth quarter and year end financial results on the morning of Thursday, February 10, 2011 followed by a live webcast of the quarterly conference call with analysts beginning at 2:00 p.m. (ET). More
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Boston, January 26, 2011
John Hancock Financial Twitter site celebrates 26th year of Boston Marathon sponsorship
In celebration of its 26th year as the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial’s Twitter site @JHFS_Boston26 will continue to provide tweets about the 2011 Boston Marathon and related activities to followers and marathon enthusiasts. More
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Boston, January 25, 2011
John Hancock Funds launches new Alternative Asset Allocation Fund
John Hancock Funds announced the launch of the John Hancock Alternative Asset Allocation Fund (JAAAX), a new fund offering investors a disciplined, diversified approach to allocating part of their portfolios to alternative asset classes and strategies. More
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Hong Kong, January 20, 2011
Another Manulife agent hits his half-century
Paul Hung, a senior agent of Manulife (International) Limited, is celebrating his 50th year with Manulife. In the highly competitive world of insurance sales, corporate loyalty is a rare attribute — but Manulife seems to inspire it. More
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Toronto, January 17, 2011
Manulife Volunteer Awards support charities with $130,000 for Canada’s Champions of Change
Canadians have voted and chosen the country’s top two volunteers in CBC News/Outpost Magazine’s groundbreaking search for Canada’s Champions of Change, a national program promoting volunteerism and sustainable change, presented by Manulife Financial. More
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Wuhan, January 17, 2011
Manulife-Sinochem Expands in China with new license for Wuhan, Hubei
Manulife-Sinochem (MSL) announced that it has received regulatory approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) to establish a new MSL branch office in Wuhan, Hubei, the 45th city license to date, further broadening MSL's footprint which is among the largest of any foreign-invested joint venture life insurer. More
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Shanghai, January 14, 2011
Manulife-Sinochem 2010 Fundraiser Helps Return Vision to Hundreds
Manulife Sinochem (MSL) concluded its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Event entitled “37°C Charity Sale” by raising enough funds to provide 450 free cataract surgeries to underprivileged seniors in five cities in Sichuan. More
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Toronto, January 13, 2011
Manulife Financial announces redemption of Subordinated Debentures
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (“Manulife”) today announced it has exercised its right to redeem, on February 16, 2011, all of the outstanding $550,000,000 principal amount of 6.24% Subordinated Debentures due February 16, 2016 (CUSIP No. 564835AB2) at par plus accrued and unpaid interest to the date fixed for redemption. More
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Singapore, January 12, 2011
Manulife’s new protection plans to beef-up coverage for Singapore
To help Singaporeans improve their insurance coverage to better protect their loved ones against unfortunate events, Manulife Singapore is enhancing the popular ManuTerm product and launching a new one called Ultimate Protector. More
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Boston, January 12, 2011
Manulife Asset Management names new U.S. Core Value Equity Team
Manulife Asset Management has expanded its capabilities in U.S. large cap value investing by naming Walter T. McCormick, CFA, and Emory W. (Sandy) Sanders, Jr., CFA, to lead a new Boston-based Core Value Equity team. More
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Hong Kong, January 12, 2011
Manulife appoints new regional wealth management head
Manulife Financial announced the appointment of Chris Bendl as Senior Vice President, Head of Regional Wealth Management, Asia. More
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Waterloo, January 11, 2011
Canadians’ focus on debt reaches highest point in five years: Manulife Investor Sentiment Index
More Canadians say their top priority is to tackle their debts as they head into the New Year, according to the latest national poll for Manulife Financial, Canada’s leading insurance and wealth management company. More
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Tokyo, January 11, 2011
MFC Global Investment Management (Japan) adopts new brand name, "Manulife Asset Management (Japan)"
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”; President & CEO: Craig Bromley) announces that its subsidiary, MFC Global Investment Management (Japan) (Representative Director & CIO: Naru Ishida), will change its name to “Manulife Asset Management (Japan)”, effective January 11, 2011. More
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Hong Kong, January 11, 2011
New Manulife savings plan cashes in on anticipated RMB appreciation
Manulife (International) Limited (Manulife) has launched the Jade RMB Savings Plan, a five-year maturity, single-premium insurance savings plan with capital protection and guaranteed returns in renminbi (RMB). More
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New York, January 10, 2011
Declaration Management & Research LLC launches commercial real estate debt fund
Declaration Management & Research LLC (Declaration) announced today the launch and funding of DMR CRE Debt Fund I. More
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Hong Kong, January 9, 2011
Manulife maintains its proud record of reliable support for charity walk
With a strong team of more than 3,000 agents and staff participating in the Walk for Millions on January 9, Manulife (International) Limited kept up its proud record of reliable support for this now-iconic annual charity event organized by The Community Chest of Hong Kong (HKCC). More
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Tokyo, January 6, 2011
Manulife announces new consolidated location for several Tokyo-area offices to enhance efficiency and service
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan", President & CEO: Craig Bromley), Manulife Investments Japan (President & CEO: Yoshinobu Takahara), and Manulife Asset Management (Japan) (President & CIO: Naru Ishida) will relocate several Tokyo-area offices to one location in Tokyo’s downtown Marunouchi financial district. More
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Kuala Lumpur, January 6, 2011
Manulife Malaysia organizes Movie Day Outing on Universal Children’s Day
Manulife Malaysia treated over 100 children from underprivileged children homes in Klang Valley to a special screening of “Megamind” the movie at the Golden Screen Cinema, Tropicana City Mall in celebration of Universal Children’s Day. More
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Hong Kong, January 6, 2011
Manulife Asset Management hires Ronald Chan as Head of Equities, Asia
Manulife Asset Management today announces that it has appointed Ronald Chan as Senior Managing Director, Head of Equities, Asia, effective January 3, 2011. More
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Toronto, January 5, 2011
Manulife Financial Corporation Provides Update on Fourth Quarter 2010 Hedging Activities
Manulife Financial Corporation (“Manulife” or the “Company”) is announcing significant progress on its goal of reducing its underlying earnings sensitivity to equity market and interest rate movements in the fourth quarter of 2010. More
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Boston, January 4, 2011
John Hancock Life Insurance launches new universal life product
John Hancock Life Insurance today announced the launch of a new current assumption life insurance product—Protection UL. More
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Taipei, January 3, 2011
Manulife launches new coverage for cancer treatments
Manulife (International) Limited, Taiwan Branch, announces two new insurance policy riders that offer financial protection against costs arising from cancer and feature guaranteed renewals until the insured reaches age 80. More