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Boston, February 12, 2016
John Hancock Investments Posts Another Record Year in 2015
John Hancock Investments posted record gross flows of $28.2 billion in 2015 as well as strong net inflows in a year marked by flat or negative equity markets and rising volatility. More
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Toronto, February 11, 2016
Manulife Financial Corporation increases dividend
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors today announced an increase of 9% or 1.5 cents per share to its quarterly shareholders’ dividend resulting in a dividend of 18.5 cents per share on the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (the “Company”), payable on and after March 21, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 24, 2016. More
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Toronto, February 11, 2016
Manulife reports 2015 core earnings of $3.4 billion, net income of $2.2 billion (up 19% and down 37%, respectively, compared with 2014), strong top line growth and a dividend increase of 9%
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”) today announced net income attributed to shareholders of $246 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 (“4Q15”) and $2,191 million for the full year of 2015. More
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Waterloo, February 9, 2016
Manulife to bring Vitality to Canadians
Manulife Financial Corporation today announced it has reached an agreement in Canada with The Vitality Group (Vitality) to introduce life insurance that rewards people for healthy living. More
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Boston, February 5, 2016
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Hires Gary DiLoreto As Regional Vice President in the Pacific Coast Division
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) has hired Gary DiLoreto as regional vice president, responsible for sales and relationship development with financial representatives and plan consultants in John Hancock’s Pacific Coast Division, with a focus on Santa Monica to Long Beach and over to downtown Los Angeles. More
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Toronto, February 5, 2016
Manulife appoints Chief Marketing Officer for Canada
Manulife today announced that it has appointed Glenn Hollis as Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Canadian Division for Manulife. More
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Boston, February 1, 2016
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Introduces New Plan Review Tool That Makes Plan Evaluation Easy
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS), one of the largest providers of retirement plans in the United States, recently introduced a new plan review solution that helps advisors easily evaluate the overall health of the plan and demonstrate their value to plan sponsors and participants. More
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Japan, February 1, 2016
Manulife Starts Sales of "Kodawari Kojin Nenkin" through Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Manulife Life Insurance Company (hereinafter, "Manulife Japan";) will start sales of Non-par Foreign-Currency-Denominated Individual Annuity Insurance through The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. on February 1. More
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Hong Kong, February 1, 2016
Manulife announces senior appointments in Hong Kong and Mainland China
Manulife has announced new appointments to its Greater China management team in Asia, including senior leadership changes in its Hong Kong operations and its life insurance joint venture in China. More
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Hong Kong, January 29, 2016
Manulife in 21st Walk for Millions to support Hong Kong Community Chest
About 3,000 Manulifers turned out this year to Walk for Millions — the 21st time they have shown their active support for this annual event to help raise money for 24 social-welfare agencies under the umbrella of the Hong Kong Community Chest that provide family and child welfare services. More
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Toronto, January 28, 2016
Manulife Asset Management Hires Geoff Lewis As Key Macro Strategist, Asia, on Capital Markets & Strategy Team
Geoff Lewis has joined Manulife Asset Management as Senior Strategist, Asia, on the Capital Markets & Strategy team. More
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Hong Kong, January 28, 2016
Post-80s generation in Hong Kong are falling into debt and failing to manage their long term finances, Manulife Investor Sentiment Index (MISI) shows
The latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index (MISI)* survey shows that a quarter of Hong Kong investors born in the 1980s – or post-80s aged under 35 – are in debt and do not have an effective plan for managing their finances long term. More
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Toronto, January 28, 2016
Manulife to Release Fourth Quarter and Year End 2015 Financial Results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its fourth quarter and year end 2015 financial results on the morning of Thursday, February 11, 2016. More
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Toronto, January 27, 2016
Anticipated 2016 Quarterly Cash Distribution for the Oil Sands Sector Fund
Manulife Asset Management Limited (the "Manager"), the Manager of the Oil Sands Sector Fund (TSX: OSF.UN) (the "Fund") announced its quarterly cash distribution for 2016 will be C$0.0475 per unit or C$0.19 per annum. More
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Makati City, January 26, 2016
Maximize your investment's potential with Manulife's new US Dollar Global Target Income Fund
Manulife Philippines recently launched an innovative investment fund that will give customers the opportunity to optimize the potential returns of their foreign currency insurance investments. More
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Toronto, January 21, 2016
Manulife Asset Management Names Frances Donald to Capital Markets & Strategy Group as Senior Economist
Manulife Asset Management has announced the appointment of Frances Donald as Senior Economist. More
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Boston, January 21, 2016
Working with a Financial Advisor Doubles Retirement Preparedness: John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Survey
According to a new survey by John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, one of the largest providers of retirement plans in the United States, those who work with a financial advisor double their retirement preparedness. More
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Japan, January 20, 2016
Manulife Seimei Cup: The 10th Economics Koshien National High-School Financial Tournament
Manulife Life Insurance Company (Manulife Japan) sponsors the Manulife Seimei Cup: A National High-School Financial Quiz Tournament, or "Economics Koshien" More
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Toronto, January 19, 2016
Manulife Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund Announces Monthly Distribution for Class A and Class U Units
Manulife Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:MFR.UN) announced today that a monthly cash distribution in the amount of C$0.05625 per Class A Unit of the Fund and US$0.05625 per Class U Unit of the Fund, will be paid on February 12, 2016 to unitholders of record as of January 29, 2016. More
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Toronto, January 19, 2016
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust Announces Monthly Cash Distribution and Anticipated Monthly Distributions For Class A and Class U Units
Manulife Asset Management Limited (the "Manager"), the Manager of Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust (the "Fund") (TSX:MBK.UN) announced today that a monthly cash distribution in the amount of C$0.04160 per Class A Unit of the Fund and US$0.04160 per Class U Unit of the Fund, will be paid on February 12, 2016 to unitholders of record as of January 29, 2016. More
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Boston, January 14, 2016
John Hancock Adds Vitality Solution to Simplified Life – Easy-Issue VUL Policy
John Hancock Insurance announced today that the John Hancock Vitality solution, a new approach to life insurance that rewards people for healthy living, is now available on its quick-to-issue variable universal life insurance product, Simplified Life. More
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Boston, January 14, 2016
John Hancock Announces over $1M in MLK Summer Scholar Grants to 67 local Non-Profit Partners
On the anniversary of what would have been Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 87th birthday, John Hancock’s MLK Summer Scholars program announced this year’s non-profit partner grants for its 9th year, and renewed its focus on Dr. King’s inspiring legacy. More
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Toronto, January 14, 2016
Greg Framke appointed Chief Information Officer at Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation (Manulife) has appointed Greg Framke as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. More
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Japan, January 14, 2016
Manulife Japan Recognized as 2015 Sports Promotion Company
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") has been recognized by the Tokyo Prefecture as a 2015 Sports Promotion Company for its sponsorship of the "Manulife Waku-Waku Charity Run" which the company has been sponsoring since 2008. More
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Boston, January 13, 2016
John Hancock Financial Announces 2016 Boston Marathon International Elite Field
In its 31st year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18. More
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Manila, January 13, 2016
Manulife Philippines Unveils ManulifeMOVE: A Simple Way to Earn Premium Discounts By Being Active
Manulife Philippines today announced the launch of ManulifeMOVE, an innovative program that rewards customers with discounted premiums for living a more active lifestyle. More
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Hong Kong, January 13, 2016
Manulife Expands Innovative ManulifeMOVE Program to Include Extra Cancer Treatment Benefit and Other Rewards
Manulife today announced an expansion of its popular ManulifeMOVE (MOVE) program, a unique insurance concept for Hong Kong consumers that rewards customers for being healthier and more active by offering discounted premiums and a range of consumer benefits. More
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Shanghai, January 12, 2016
DBS and Manulife Officially Launch 15-Year Regional Life Bancassurance Partnership
DBS Bank and Manulife Financial Asia Limited are pleased to announce the official launch of their 15-year regional distribution agreement covering China, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. More
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Boston, January 11, 2016
Investors Say Their Spouse Has the Greatest Influence on Retirement Planning, Followed by Their Financial Advisor, According to a John Hancock Survey
Half of investors surveyed by John Hancock credit their spouse as the person who has the most positive influence over their retirement planning decisions, while four in ten investors say their financial advisor has been most influential. More
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Toronto, January 11, 2016
For Fifth Consecutive Year, Manulife is recognized as a Top Employer for Young People
The Canada’s Top 100 Employers project has named Manulife one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for the fifth consecutive year. More
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Boston, January 11, 2016
John Hancock Investments’ ETFs now available via Schwab ETF OneSource™ program
John Hancock Investments announced that its suite of six strategic beta ETFs has been added by Charles Schwab to its Schwab ETF OneSource™ program offering investors and financial advisors access to commission-free ETFs. More
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Toronto, January 8, 2016
Manulife Investments Announces Portfolio Manager Changes
Manulife Investments today announced that Susan Da Sie will assume key portfolio management responsibilities for the Manulife Asset Management Canadian Fundamental Equity Team's income-oriented strategies. More
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Jakarta, January 6, 2016
PT Bank DBS Indonesia & Manulife Indonesia celebrate the new milestone of their partnership with the launch of MiWealth Protection
PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia ("Manulife Indonesia") and PT Bank DBS Indonesia ("DBSI") celebrate the new milestone of their partnership, benefiting DBSI's customers with Manulife Indonesia's full range of innovative products which are tailored to suit Indonesian customers' financial needs. More
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Hong Kong, January 5, 2016
DBS and Manulife Officially Launch 15-Year Regional Life Bancassurance Partnership
DBS Bank and Manulife Financial Asia Limited are pleased to announce the official launch of their 15-year regional distribution agreement covering Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Indonesia. More
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Singapore, January 5, 2016
DBS and Manulife Officially Launch 15-Year Regional Life Bancassurance Partnership
DBS Bank and Manulife Financial Asia Limited are pleased to announce the official launch of their 15-year regional distribution agreement covering Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Indonesia. More
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Boston, January 4, 2016
Year-end Investor Sentiment Flattens, Matching a Two-Year Low, According to John Hancock Survey
After reaching a record high in the second quarter of 2015, investor sentiment flattened out in the year’s final quarter, matching a low last seen in the third quarter of 2013. More
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Tokyo, January 4, 2016
Manulife Japan launches innovative individual cancer insurance solution
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan"; President & CEO: Gavin Robinson; Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) has launched two new products on January 2, 2016. More
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Japan, January 4, 2016
Manulife starts sales of variable whole life insurance with currency options through Kagawa Bank
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”) starts sales of a Currency Options Type Variable WL Insurance (Renewable Interest Crediting Rate Type with Fixed Portion) through The Kagawa Bank, Ltd. from Jan.4. More