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Boston, June 23, 2016
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services names Jeff Ferguson Regional Vice President in Southwest Territory Division
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) has named Jeff Ferguson regional vice president, responsible for sales and relationship development with financial representatives and plan consultants in John Hancock's Southwest Territory Division, with a focus on $20M to $250M in plan assets. More
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Boston, June 23, 2016
Signator Investors Adds Unified Managed Account and Separate Accounts Program to Enhance Managed Account Offerings
Signator Investors, Inc. recently added a Unified Managed Account (UMA) and Separate Accounts (SMA) program to its Advisor Managed Portfolio and Strategist Managed Portfolios to round out a robust suite of managed account options which Investment Advisor Representatives (IARs) can provide to their clients. More
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Toronto, June 23, 2016
Manulife completes USD Senior Notes offering in Taiwan
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”) today announced that it has completed its previously announced offering in Taiwan of U.S. $1 billion principal amount of 4.70% senior notes due June 23, 2046. More
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Toronto, June 20, 2016
Manulife Investments Announces Quarterly Distribution for the Oil Sands Sector Fund
Manulife Investments has announced the quarterly distribution for the Oil Sands Sector Fund (TSX: OSF.UN) (the "Fund"). More
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Toronto, June 20, 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 July 15, 2016 to unitholders of record as of June 30, 2016. More
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Toronto, June 20, 2016
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust Announces Monthly Distribution For Class A and Class U Units
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 July 15, 2016 to unitholders of record as of June 30, 2016. More
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London, June 14, 2016
Manulife Asset Management announces significant expansion in Europe
Manulife Asset Management, the investment management arm of Manulife Financial Corporation (TSX, NYSE: MFC) has today laid out plans for the expansion of its operations in Europe. More
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Boston, June 8, 2016
First Graduates of Year-Long EPIC Program Find Increased Self-Awareness and Confidence
Yesterday, forty-six at-risk youth, 11-14 years old, became the first graduating class of EPIC: Enhancing Potential, Inspiring Change. More
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Toronto, June 7, 2016
Manulife Financial Corporation announces results of Conversion Privilege of Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 3
Manulife Financial Corporation (“Manulife”) today announced that 1,664,169 of its currently outstanding 8,000,000 Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 3 (the “Series 3 Preferred Shares”) have been elected for conversion on June 20, 2016, on a one-for-one basis, into Non-cumulative Floating Rate Class 1 Shares Series 4 of Manulife (the “Series 4 Preferred Shares"). More
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Toronto, June 7, 2016
Manulife announces USD Senior Notes issue in Taiwan
Manulife Financial Corporation ("MFC") announced today that it has priced an offering in Taiwan of U.S.$1 billion principal amount of 4.70% senior notes due June 23, 2046 (the "Notes"). More
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Toronto, May 30, 2016
Manulife Asia President and CEO Roy Gori to present at Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference in New York City
Roy Gori, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Asia, will participate in the Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. More
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Waterloo, May 30, 2016
Manulife extends title sponsorship of the Manulife LPGA Classic through 2017
Manulife has extended its title sponsorship of the Manulife LPGA Classic through 2017. More
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Detroit, May 26, 2016
University YES Academy Students Improve Financial Literacy Knowledge through Innovative Statewide Program
Yesterday, 34 high school students from University YES Academy showed program officials the critical skills they’ve learned to help them manage their money in the future. More
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Toronto, May 25, 2016
Manulife completes Singapore dollar Subordinated Notes issue
Manulife Financial Corporation ("MFC") today announced that it has completed its previously announced offering in Singapore of 500 million Singapore dollars principal amount of 3.85% subordinated notes due May 25, 2026. More
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Boston, May 24, 2016
John Hancock Investments announces plans to open office in Tempe, Arizona
John Hancock Investments today announced plans to expand to a third U.S. location in Tempe, Arizona, in the fourth quarter of 2016. More
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Toronto, May 24, 2016
Manulife Financial Corporation announces Dividend Rates on Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 3 and Non-cumulative Floating Rate Class 1 Shares Series 4
Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced the applicable dividend rates for its Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 3 (the "Series 3 Preferred Shares") (TSX: MFC.PR.F) and Non-cumulative Floating Rate Class 1 Shares Series 4 (the "Series 4 Preferred Shares"). More
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Waterloo, May 24, 2016
Canadian homeowners struggling to pay bills as housing costs rise: Manulife Bank survey
Rising housing costs are making it difficult for homeowners to balance paying down their mortgage, saving for retirement and managing day-to-day expenses, a new Manulife Bank Canada survey shows. More
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Boston, May 23, 2016
John Hancock Alternative Asset Allocation Fund honored at Institutional Investor U.S. Investment Management Awards
Institutional Investor recognized John Hancock Investments at the 7th Annual U.S. Investment Management Awards in New York City last week, as John Hancock Alternative Asset Allocation Fund took top honors in the Global Balanced/Tactical Asset Allocation category. More
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Jakarta, May 23, 2016
Manulife Indonesia and PSF School Development Outreach Launch Youth Entrepreneurship Development Programme
Manulife Indonesia, through the Manulife Indonesia Care Foundation, and Putera Sampoerna Foundation School Development Outreach (PSF-SDO), today announced the launch of the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Programme in Banda Aceh. More
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Jakarta, May 20, 2016
Manulife appoints Indren S. Naidoo as Chief Executive Officer, Indonesia
Manulife Indonesia is pleased to announce Indren S. Naidoo as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective 11 May 2016. More
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Toronto, May 18, 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 June 15, 2016 to unitholders of record as of May 31, 2016. More
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Toronto, May 18, 2016
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust Announces Monthly Distribution For Class A and Class U Units
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 June 15, 2016 to unitholders of record as of May 31, 2016. More
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Toronto, May 17, 2016
Manulife Financial Corporation announces Conversion Privilege of Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 3
Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced that it does not intend to exercise its right to redeem all or any of its currently outstanding 8,000,000 Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 3 (the "Series 3 Preferred Shares") (TSX: MFC.PR.F) on June 19, 2016. More
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Toronto, May 17, 2016
Manulife Asset Management Announces Senior UK & Ireland Distribution Appointments
Manulife Asset Management said today that it has named Martin Powis and Alan Burnett to new distribution roles for the UK & Ireland, based out of the firm’s London office. More
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Toronto, May 16, 2016
Manulife announces Singapore dollar Subordinated Notes issue
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”) announced today that it has priced an offering in Singapore of 500 million Singapore dollars principal amount of 3.85% subordinated notes due May 25, 2026 (the “Notes”). More
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Toronto, May 16, 2016
Manulife Investments launches Manulife Ideal Signature Select
Manulife Investments today announced the launch of Manulife Ideal Signature Select, the newest addition to its segregated fund platform. More
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Boston, May 16, 2016
John Hancock Completes Transaction with Transamerica, Significantly Expanding Its Signator Investors, Inc. Broker-Dealer
John Hancock Financial Network, Inc.(JHFN), a distribution channel of John Hancock, today announced the completion of its acquisition of certain assets of St. Petersburg, FL-based Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. (TFA), a Transamerica company. Terms were not disclosed. More
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Toronto, May 13, 2016
Manulife Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to present at Barclays Americas Select Franchise Conference
Steve Roder, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Manulife, will present at the Barclays Americas Select Franchise Conference on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. More
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Waterloo, May 12, 2016
Manulife and its employees raise more than $200,000 for Fort McMurray Fire Relief
Manulife today announced that its employees have raised more than $50,000 that has been matched by Manulife for a total of over $100,000. More
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Toronto, May 11, 2016
Manulife Chief Analytics Officer to present at Insurance Analytics Canada 2016
Cindy Forbes, Chief Analytics Officer of Manulife, will present at Insurance Analytics Canada 2016 on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at The Old Mill Hotel in Toronto. More
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Toronto, May 10, 2016
Creating Economic, Environmental and Social Value: Manulife 2015 Public Accountability Statement Published
Manulife today released its 2015 Public Accountability Statement. More
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Toronto, May 10, 2016
Manulife Investments announces changes to Portfolio Management Teams for Four Funds
Manulife Investments today announced the appointment of a new sub-advisor and co-lead managers for the Manulife High Yield Bond Fund as well as changes to the high yield fixed income components of Manulife U.S. Monthly High Income Fund, Manulife Unhedged U.S. Monthly High Income Fund (formerly Standard Life U.S. Monthly Income Fund) and Manulife U.S. Balanced Value Private Trust. More
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Hong Kong, May 9, 2016
ManulifeMOVE Wins Silver in the Best Use of Apps Category at MARKies Awards 2016
ManulifeMOVE has won a Silver Award in the Best Use of Apps category at the MARKies Awards 2016. More
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Waterloo, May 9, 2016
Manulife first to increase testing limits to $1 million for insurance policies
Manulife today announced that it will underwrite term life insurance policies without the need to meet with a paramedical to gather blood, urine and other biometric data for policies up to $1 million for eligible applicants between the ages of 18 and 40 in most cases. More
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Toronto, May 5, 2016
Manulife Announces Election of Directors
Manulife Financial Corporation (Manulife) announced today that the nominees listed in the management information circular dated March 9, 2016 were each elected as a director at the Annual Meeting held earlier today in Toronto. More
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Hong Kong, May 5, 2016
Manulife Hong Kong delivers strong results in the first quarter of 2016
The Manulife group of companies operating in Hong Kong ("Manulife Hong Kong") today reported strong results for the first quarter of 2016. More
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Toronto, May 5, 2016
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation's Board of Directors today announced a quarterly shareholders' dividend of $0.185 per share on the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (the "Company"), payable on and after June 20, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 17, 2016. More
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Toronto, May 5, 2016
Manulife reports 1Q16 core earnings of $905 million and net income of $1,045 million, strong top line growth, and continued positive net flows in its wealth and asset management businesses
Manulife Financial Corporation ("MFC") today announced net income attributed to shareholders of $1,045 million for the first quarter of 2016 ("1Q16"), fully diluted earnings per common share of $0.51 and return on common shareholders' equity ("ROE") of 10.8%, compared with $723 million, $0.36, and 8.4%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2015 ("1Q15"). More
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Waterloo, May 4, 2016
Manulife donates $50,000 to Fort McMurray wildfire relief efforts
Manulife announced today that it will donate $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with wildfire relief and recovery efforts in Fort McMurray, Alberta. More
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Jakarta, April 29, 2016
Manulife Indonesia Maintains Steady Growth in 2015
Manulife Indonesia today reported steady growth in its consolidated financial business results for 2015. More
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Toronto, April 28, 2016
Manulife appoints Chief Talent & Diversity Officer
Manulife Financial Corporation (Manulife) announced that Lisa Butler has been appointed Chief Talent & Diversity Officer. More
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Boston, April 27, 2016
John Hancock Recognized for Deal of the Year for Retirement Plan Services Acquisition at 2016 Mutual Fund Industry Awards
John Hancock's acquisition of New York Life's Retirement Plan Services was awarded "Deal of the Year" at the 23rd Annual Mutual Fund Industry Awards event, sponsored by Fund Industry Intelligence, on April 26, in New York City. More
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Boston, April 27, 2016
John Hancock Extends Boston Marathon Charitable Effort with #RunBold Street Banner Offer to Marathon Finishers
For Boston Marathon finishers who would like to commemorate their race last week, John Hancock is extending its charitable efforts and #RunBold social media campaign by offering the first 120 runners who donate $250 to the Home Base Program a personalized Boston Marathon street banner. More
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Montreal, April 25, 2016
Charles Guay to relinquish role as President and CEO, Manulife Quebec, at end of 2016
Manulife today announced that Charles Guay, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Institutional Markets, Manulife Canada and President and CEO, Manulife Quebec, will be succeeded by Sue Reibel as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Institutional Markets in June 2016. More
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Boston, April 22, 2016
John Hancock Makes Life Insurance Available to People Living with HIV
John Hancock Insurance, in keeping with its progressive approach and commitment to its customers, now is offering term and permanent life insurance coverage to applicants living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) if they meet certain criteria. More
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Waterloo, April 22, 2016
Manulife first to underwrite eligible Canadians who test HIV-positive
Manulife today announced that it will now accept life insurance applications from persons who have tested positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the first insurer in Canada to do so. More
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Toronto, April 21, 2016
Manulife to Release First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its first quarter 2016 financial results on the morning of Thursday, May 5, 2016. More
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Boston, April 20, 2016
John Hancock's LOFT to use blockchain to enhance the client experience Proof-of-Concept with ConsenSys and BlockApps
John Hancock's Lab of Forward Thinking (LOFT) today announced a collaboration with ConsenSys and BlockApps in the LOFT's first Ethereum blockchain proof of concept (PoC). More
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Toronto, April 19, 2016
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust Announces Monthly Distribution For Class A and Class U Units
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 May 13, 2016 to unitholders of record as of April 29, 2016. More
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Toronto, April 19, 2016
Manulife Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund Announces Monthly Distribution and Anticipated Monthly Distributions 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 May 13, 2016 to unitholders of record as of April 29, 2016. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, April 19, 2016
Manulife Vietnam records 69% growth in insurance sales in 2015
Manulife Vietnam, one of the Vietnam’s top 3 insurers , reported annualized premium equivalent (APE) insurance sales of VND 1.68 trillion in 2015, up 69 percent from the year before. More
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Hong Kong, April 19, 2016
Manulife introduces new critical illness plan ManuSilver Care
Manulife (International) Limited has launched ManuSilver Care (the "Plan"), a critical illness insurance plan tailored for seniors. More
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Toronto, April 19, 2016
Manulife Asset Management Names Roger Renaud as Global Chief Operating Officer
Manulife Asset Management has appointed Roger Renaud as Global Chief Operating Officer, succeeding Barry Evans who will retire from Manulife Asset Management at the end of May. More
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Boston, April 18, 2016
Pettinelli Financial Partners Receives Awards for Best Practice and Top Representative for Signator Investors, Inc. Across the U.S.
For the first time in Signator Investors, Inc.’s history, the same firm has been named the best practice and its leader the broker-dealer’s top representative. More
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Boston, April 15, 2016
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Declares April 18 the First "National Financial Advisor Day"
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) has created an annual national day of recognition for financial advisors (FAs), highlighting the contributions they make to the retirement plan market. More
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Boston, April 14, 2016
John Hancock Recognized with Model Insurer Award by Celent in Innovation and Emerging Technology Category for John Hancock Life Insurance with Vitality
John Hancock was recognized by global financial services research firm Celent with a 2016 Model Insurer Award for excellence in innovation and emerging technology for the development and implementation of John Hancock Life Insurance with Vitality. More
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Boston, April 14, 2016
John Hancock Brings Boston Marathon Champions and Other Elite Kenyan Runners to Hopkinton Elementary School Marathon Rally
John Hancock today brought two Boston Marathon champions, Caroline Rotich, women's defending champion, and Wesley Korir, men’s 2012 champion, and several other elite Kenyan athletes, to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 500 students from Hopkinton’s Elmwood Elementary School. More
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Makati City, April 14, 2016
Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corp (MCBL) announces Richard Yap as new brand ambassador
The Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corporation (MCBL), a bancassurance joint venture between Manulife Philippines and China Banking Corporation (China Bank), is pleased to announce actor and businessman Richard Yap as its brand ambassador. More
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Boston, April 13, 2016
Olympian and Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi Joins BPS Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang and 250 Elementary School Students Getting Active at John Hancock's Scholars & Stars
Boston Marathon principal sponsor John Hancock, with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF New England region, today hosted Scholars & Stars in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. More
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Boston, April 13, 2016
Signator Investors, Inc. Announces Top Independent Firm and Representative for 2015
Signator Investors, Inc., announced today that Acorn Financial Services in Livingston, NJ, led by Managing Partner Joseph Oakes IV, has earned Signator Investors’ President’s Trophy and Dennis Pettinelli, CLU®, ChFC®, CLTC®, LUTCF®, AIF® of Pettinelli Financial Partners of Redwood City, CA, has been named Signator Investors’ Representative of the Year for 2015. More
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Boston, April 13, 2016
John Hancock Investments launches Global Focused Strategies Fund
John Hancock Investments today announced the launch of John Hancock Global Focused Strategies Fund, managed by the multi-asset investing team at Standard Life Investments (SLI) of Edinburgh, Scotland. More
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Boston, April 13, 2016
Half of Investors Expect a Federal Tax Refund, and Slightly More Plan to Save It
A recent survey of investors by John Hancock Financial found that 51 percent of investors expect to receive a Federal tax refund, and slightly more than half (53 percent) plan to deposit that refund check into a savings account. More
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Toronto, April 12, 2016
Passing of Former Manulife Chairman and CEO Syd Jackson
It is with great sadness that Manulife announces the passing of former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Edwin Sydney Jackson. More
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Boston, April 12, 2016
New Trailer Released For BOSTON, First-Ever Documentary Film of the Boston Marathon
This week, Bostonians and visitors from around the world will be treated to a sneak peek of BOSTON, the first-ever documentary film about the legendary Boston Marathon, during race week activities. More
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Boston, April 11, 2016
John Hancock's #RunBold Campaign Results In 26 Remarkable Street Banners To Line Finishing Stretch Of 2016 Boston Marathon
Each spring, John Hancock lines the city's streets with more than 500 Boston Marathon banners designed by the company in anticipation of the world’s most historic race. More
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Hong Kong, April 7, 2016
Manulife Wins Asia-Pacific Excellence Award for Innovative ManulifeMOVE Program
Manulife topped the Finance category of the inaugural Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards 2015 ("Excellence Awards") for its highly successful communications campaign for ManulifeMOVE ("MOVE"), a unique insurance concept first launched in Hong Kong rewarding customers with discounted premiums and a range of consumer benefits for living more healthily and being more active. More
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Boston, April 6, 2016
John Hancock Becomes the First U.S. Life Insurer to Reward Consumers for Healthy Eating
John Hancock Insurance today announced an expansion of its game-changing John Hancock Vitality solution with the addition of the HealthyFood program. More
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Boston, April 6, 2016
John Hancock Insurance Teams Up With Chef Tom Colicchio to Show Consumers How Healthy Food Choices Can Lead to Financial Rewards
Apples, almonds and asparagus: three things that seem unrelated to life insurance, until today. More
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Toronto, April 5, 2016
Update: 2016 Federal Budget and Manulife Investments' Corporate Class Funds
As a result of the Federal Government's budget announcement on March 22, 2016, Manulife Investments today informed its investors that, if the proposal on the taxation of switch fund shares is enacted, there will be a change to the corporate "tax-rollover" rules applicable to investors in mutual funds that are each a separate class of shares of a mutual fund corporation, including the Manulife Corporate Class Funds ("MIX Corp. Funds"), effective as of October 1, 2016. More
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Toronto, April 5, 2016
Manulife Asset Management Hires Othman Domiati as Head of Sales and Relationship Management, Middle East
Manulife Asset Management has hired Othman Domiati as Managing Director and Head of Sales and Relationship Management, Middle East. More
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Bangkok, April 5, 2016
Manulife Appoints Michael Parker as President and Chief Executive Officer, Thailand
Manulife Insurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited, a member of Manulife Financial Corporation, is pleased to announce Michael Parker as the new President and Chief Executive Officer for Manulife in Thailand. More
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Boston, April 4, 2016
Investor Sentiment Declines to Lowest Point Since Q3 2013
Investor sentiment declined in the first quarter of 2016, for the third consecutive quarter, and reached its lowest point since the third quarter of 2013, according to the John Hancock Investor Sentiment Survey. More
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Toronto, March 30, 2016
Manulife Asset Management Names Marco Zanuso, CAIA, as Head of Distribution EMEA ex UK
Manulife Asset Management has announced the appointment of Marco Zanuso, CAIA, as Head of Distribution EMEA ex UK. More
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Boston, March 30, 2016
John Hancock Investments expands target-date lineup with three new retirement portfolios for the millennial generation
John Hancock Investments today added three new retirement portfolios to its suite of target-date offerings. More
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Boston, March 29, 2016
John Hancock Investments launches five new multifactor sector ETFs
John Hancock Investments today expanded its exchange-traded fund (ETF) product lineup by launching five new sector multifactor ETFs. More
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Boston, March 24, 2016
John Hancock Financial Announces Elite Athlete Ambassadors for 2016 Boston Marathon
John Hancock today announced their Elite Athlete Ambassador Team for the 2016 Boston Marathon. More
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Boston, March 24, 2016
John Hancock Investments honored with 2016 Lipper Fund Awards
Two funds in the John Hancock Investments family were honored at the 2016 Lipper Fund Awards event Tuesday night in New York City. More
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Toronto, March 24, 2016
Manulife Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to present at National Bank Financial Annual Canadian Financial Services Conference
Steve Roder, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Manulife, will participate in the National Bank Financial Annual Canadian Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. More
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Toronto, March 22, 2016
Manulife appoints Chief Analytics Officer
Manulife Financial Corporation (Manulife) today announced that Cindy Forbes has been appointed Chief Analytics Officer, effective April 1, 2016. More
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Hong Kong, March 22, 2016
Manulife Hong Kong Announces Appointment of Chief Information Officer
Manulife (International) Limited announces that Mark Van den Broek has been appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Manulife Hong Kong. More
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Boston, March 21, 2016
John Hancock Investments Named 'Best New ETF Issuer' at ETF.com Awards
John Hancock Investments was named "Best New ETF Issuer" for 2015 at the third annual ETF.com Awards event last week in New York City. More
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Toronto, March 18, 2016
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust Announces Monthly Distribution For Class A and Class U Units
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 April 15, 2016 to unitholders of record as of March 31, 2016. More
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Toronto, March 18, 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 April 15, 2016 to unitholders of record as of March 31, 2016. More
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Toronto, March 18, 2016
Manulife Investments Announces Quarterly Distribution for the Oil Sands Sector Fund
Manulife Investments has announced the quarterly distribution for the Oil Sands Sector Fund (TSX: OSF.UN) (the "Fund"). More
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Boston, March 18, 2016
Mayor Walsh Joins Defending Women's Champion Caroline Rotich and Bill Rodgers to Reveal 2016 Boston Marathon Street Banners
In a brief program on Boylston Street this morning, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, defending Boston Marathon women's champion Caroline Rotich, and four-time Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers helped race sponsor John Hancock reveal its 2016 Boston Marathon street banners. More
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Toronto, March 18, 2016
Manulife’s Management Information Circular and Annual Report available online
Manulife's Management Information Circular and 2015 Annual Report are being mailed to shareholders and are now available for download at manulife.com. More
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Jakarta, March 17, 2016
Manulife Indonesia and Bank Muamalat make life easier for customers by launching Zafirah Proteksi Sejahtera
Manulife Indonesia and Bank Muamalat today launched Zafirah Proteksi Sejahtera, a sharia-compliant term life insurance solution designed to provide customers protection against loss of income and the financial impact of unforeseen events such as permanent disabilities and death. More
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Waterloo, March 17, 2016
Financial worries can impact productivity of Canadian employees
Manulife's Financial Wellness study shows that almost half of working Canadians (42%) said that they felt distracted at work because they are worrying about money. More
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Montreal, March 14, 2016
Manulife: BIXI-Montreal's New Presenting Partner
Beginning the countdown to the start of the BIXI season, Montreal's mayor, Mr. Denis Coderre, along with Ms. Marie Elaine Farley, chairperson of BIXI-Montreal's board of directors and Mr. Charles Guay, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Institutional Markets, Manulife Canada and President and CEO, Manulife Québec announced a new partnership between Manulife and Montreal's bike sharing network, BIXI. More
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Boston, March 9, 2016
John Hancock Hires Long-Term Care Industry Veteran Scott Williams As Vice President, LTC Insurance Sales and Distribution
John Hancock announces that Scott Williams will join the company this month as vice president, Long-Term Care Insurance Sales and Distribution. More
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Boston, March 7, 2016
Manulife Asset Management Names Diana Stockwell Head of Latin American Sales and Relationship Management
Manulife Asset Management has appointed Diana Stockwell to a new position as Head of Latin American Sales and Relationship Management, supporting the firm’s distribution initiative there. More
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Hong Kong, March 7, 2016
Manulife Strengthens Customer Centricity, Marketing and Distribution Capabilities in Asia with Key Management Appointments
Manulife is pleased to announce the appointment of Francesco Lagutaine as Chief Marketing and Experience Design Officer for Asia, and Jason Dehni as Chief Distribution Officer for the region. More
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Toronto, March 7, 2016
Pamela O. Kimmet appointed to Manulife’s Board of Directors
Manulife Financial Corporation and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company today announced that Pamela O. Kimmet has been appointed to their Board of Directors, effective March 7, 2016. More
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Toronto, March 4, 2016
Manulife Financial Corporation Completes U.S. Public Offering of Senior Notes
Manulife Financial Corporation (the "Company") today announced that it has completed its previously announced offering of U.S. $1.75 billion aggregate principal amount of two series of its senior notes consisting of U.S. $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.150% senior notes due 2026 and U.S. $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% senior notes due 2046. More
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Toronto, March 1, 2016
Manulife Financial Corporation Prices U.S. Public Offering of Senior Notes
Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE: MFC) (the "Company") today announced that it has priced a public offering in the United States of U.S.$1.75 billion aggregate principal amount of two series of its senior notes consisting of U.S.$1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.150% senior notes due 2026 (the "2026 Notes") and U.S.$750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% senior notes due 2046 (the "2046 Notes"). More
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Toronto, March 1, 2016
Manulife Financial Corporation announces exercise of Over-Allotment Option on Preferred Share offering
Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced that, in connection with its recently announced offering of 16 million Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 21 (the "Series 21 Preferred Shares"), the underwriters have exercised their option (the "Over-Allotment Option") to purchase an additional 1 million Series 21 Preferred Shares at a price of $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $25 million, increasing the total size of the offering to $425 million. More
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Boston, March 1, 2016
John Hancock’s Boston Marathon #RunBold Social Media Campaign Gives Public Opportunity to Appear on Banners Leading to Finish Line
To generate excitement heading into the 120th Boston Marathon, principal race sponsor John Hancock has developed a social media campaign that offers members of the public the opportunity to appear on one of 26 banners that will be hung on Boylston Street, leading to the finish line. More
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Kuala Lumpur, February 25, 2016
Rising debt in Malaysia risks jeopardizing financial security in retirement
Malaysian investors are the most indebted in Asia, with more than two thirds of investors carrying debt, according to research for the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index (MISI). More
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Toronto, February 25, 2016
Manulife Financial Corporation completes Preferred Share offering
Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced that it has completed its offering of 16 million Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 21 (the "Series 21 Preferred Shares") at a price of $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $400 million. More
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Boston, February 24, 2016
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Launches Dedicated Website with Comprehensive Set of Tools and Services for TPA Firm Owners
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) has launched a dedicated website for its TPAessentials program, a comprehensive suite of tools and services for third-party administrators (TPAs). More
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Manila, February 23, 2016
Filipino investors shift investment strategy to favor cash in a volatile market
The latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index (MISI) survey reveals that Filipino investors are increasingly relying on cash as their ‘best-of-the-worst’ choice in a volatile market. More
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Boston, February 22, 2016
Steel Dynamics Reappoints John Hancock Retirement Plan Services And Adds a New 401(k) Plan to its Platform
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, one of the largest providers of retirement plans in the United States, is pleased to announce that Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: STLD), based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has chosen to retain the firm to administer their existing 401(k) retirement plan and to transition an additional plan that was previously with another provider. More
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Toronto, February 18, 2016
Manulife files 2015 Audited Annual Financial Statements and Related MD&A
Manulife Financial Corporation has filed its 2015 audited annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2015 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, February 17, 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 March 15, 2016 to unitholders of record as of February 29, 2016. More
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Toronto, February 17, 2016
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust Announces Monthly Distribution For Class A and Class U Units
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 March 15, 2016 to unitholders of record as of February 29, 2016. More
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Toronto, February 16, 2016
Manulife Financial Corporation announces increase to Preferred Share issue
Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced that as a result of strong investor demand for its previously announced Canadian public offering of Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 21 ("Series 21 Preferred Shares"), the size of the offering has been increased to 16 million shares. More
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Toronto, February 16, 2016
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 21 (“Series 21 Preferred Shares”). More
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Toronto, February 15, 2016
Increasing number of Canadians hesitant to invest, even in housing
Manulife's Investor Sentiment Index has dropped to +16, the lowest point since the financial crisis when the index hit +11; the all-time high was +34 reached in 2006. More
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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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Jakarta, February 4, 2016
Indonesian investors’ failure to control their spending exacerbated by repeat financial mistakes
A survey by Manulife has shown that investors in Indonesia are only focusing on short term financial planning and failing to put in place a coherent long term strategy, which could jeopardize their future financial stability. 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