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Boston, September 29, 2014
John Hancock acquires 55 West Monroe, 40 story, Class “A” office building in Chicago’s Central Business District
Boston – John Hancock, the U.S. division of Manulife Financial Corporation, one of the largest life insurance companies in the world, announced today that it has acquired 55 West Monroe, a 40 story, 804,214 SF, Class “A” office building located in Chicago’s Central Business District’s Central Loop for US$244 million. More
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Hong Kong, September 24, 2014
Manulife celebrates topping out of new building for Hong Kong headquarters
Today, Manulife held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the completion of the concrete construction of Manulife Tower -- its future headquarters in Hong Kong. More
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Hong Kong, September 23, 2014
Manulife blood drive marks 35-year milestone
Some 600 Manulife employees and agents recently rolled up their sleeves and gave blood in a long-time community action that the Company has been encouraging for the last 35 years. More
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Toronto, September 18, 2014
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust Announces Monthly Distribution For Class A and Class U Units
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust (TSX:MBK.UN) announced today that its first monthly cash distribution in the amount of $0.0416 per Class A Unit (or $0.50 per annum), and US$0.0416 per Class U Unit (or US$0.50 per annum), will be paid on October 15, 2014 to unitholders of record as of September 30, 2014. More
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Toronto, September 18, 2014
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, September 18, 2014
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 October 15, 2014 to unitholders of record as of September 30, 2014. More
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Boston, September 17, 2014
John Hancock Helps Advisors Tap Into Fast Growing Global High Net Worth Market
John Hancock Insurance has launched a campaign that provides advisors with the expertise, support material and resources required to tap into the life insurance needs of the growing global high net worth (HNW) market. More
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Boston, September 16, 2014
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Launches Print and Online Trade Ad Campaign
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) has launched a new trade advertising campaign that focuses on the concept of fairness, which is delivered through a number of humorous vignettes that point to the question of how retirement plan costs are allocated among participants. More
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Toronto, September 16, 2014
Manulife Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canadian Division Marianne Harrison to participate at the CIBC 13th Annual Eastern Institutional Investor Conference
Marianne Harrison, Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canadian Division, Manulife, is scheduled to participate in a Question & Answer discussion at the CIBC 13th Annual Eastern Institutional Investor Conference in Montreal on Thursday, September 18, 2014 beginning at 10 a.m. ET. More
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Toronto, September 15, 2014
Manulife completes $2.26 billion subscription receipt offerings
Manulife announced today that it has completed its previously announced offerings of subscription receipts, raising a total of approximately $2.26 billion. More
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Boston, September 8, 2014
Manulife Asset Management Names Allan Hutton, CFA, to Business Development Team
Manulife Asset Management said that it has named Allan Hutton, CFA, as Managing Director, Business Development, for Ontario. More
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Taipei, September 5, 2014
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) Launches First Local RMB-hedged Share Class for Non-China-Focused Fund
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) (“Manulife AM Taiwan”) today announced the addition of RMB-hedged share class for its Manulife Asia Pacific Mid and Small Cap Fund. More
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Boston, September 4, 2014
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Launches Online Tool To Help Advisors with Plan Management
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) is helping advisors simplify 401(k) plan management by introducing an interactive website called JH Plan Manager that creates and calendarizes a customized service approach and then helps implement it. More
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Toronto, September 3, 2014
Manulife to offer $2.1 billion of subscription receipts for common shares
Manulife today announced that the acquisition of the Canadian-based operations of Standard Life plc will be funded, in part, from the net proceeds of the issuance of approximately $2.1 billion of subscription receipts (before any exercise of the over-allotment option, as described below) by way of a $1.6 billion public bought deal and a concurrent private placement to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec for $500 million. More
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Toronto, September 3, 2014
Manulife to acquire the Canadian Operations of Standard Life plc
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”) today announced that The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (“MLI”) and Standard Life Oversea Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Standard Life plc, have entered into an agreement under which MLI will acquire the Canadian-based operations of Standard Life plc for approximately $4 billion in cash at closing, subject to certain adjustments. More
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Boston, September 3, 2014
John Hancock Launches New "Life Comes Next" Ad Campaign, Integrating TV, Online and Social Media
John Hancock's new advertising campaign integrates television, online and social media as it tells four separate stories of individuals and families facing pivotal life moments and challenges, and invites viewers to complete each story by viewing videos of three alternative endings. More
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Hong Kong, September 2, 2014
Hong Kong and Taiwan investors show strong interest in RMB assets – Manulife Survey
Hong Kong and Taiwan investors have strong interest in RMB assets, but they appear to have distinct preferences and attitudes towards the asset class, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index. More
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Toronto, August 28, 2014
Manulife Asset Management Posts US$3.2 Billion in Net Institutional Sales Globally in First Half of 2014
Manulife Asset Management, the investment management arm of Manulife (TSX, NYSE: MFC), continued to build momentum in its institutional business in the first half of 2014, generating more than US$3.2 billion globally in net new sales. More
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Kuala Lumpur, August 26, 2014
Malaysia Investors Among Most Vulnerable in Asia – Manulife Survey
Malaysia investors are among Asia’s most vulnerable in terms of their investment experience and the advice they draw on, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index* for the second quarter of 2014. More
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Hong Kong, August 26, 2014
"My pension won't cover the bills" Say Asia Investors – Manulife Survey
Asian investors don't believe their mandatory pensions will be sufficient to cover their post-retirement expenses, and would like to see a raft of changes made to the pension system, according to new research from Manulife. More
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Hong Kong, August 26, 2014
China Investor Sentiment Plunges, Yet Most Still Optimistic China Will Lead Growth – Manulife Survey
Investor sentiment in China plunged in the second quarter of 2014 to its lowest level since early 2013 amid concerns about a deterioration in the country's economic outlook and investment returns, according to new research from Manulife. More
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Singapore, August 26, 2014
Singapore Investor Sentiment Hits a New High – Manulife Survey
Singapore investor sentiment rose in the second quarter of 2014 to its highest level since the launch of the Manulife Investor Sentiment Index (MISI), driven primarily by a more positive view of the property, fixed income and mutual fund sectors, according to the latest findings from Manulife. More
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Hong Kong, August 26, 2014
Hong Kong investors see mainland China as best bet for growth and investment – Manulife Survey
Mainland China is the number one investment destination for Hong Kong investors looking for growth and returns over the next two years, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index survey. More
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Toronto, August 25, 2014
Manulife Real Estate Fund acquires Class AAA, LEED Platinum office building in Vancouver
Manulife Real Estate today announced the completion of its acquisition of 3383 Gilmore Way, a 146,537 square foot office building. More
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Toronto, August 25, 2014
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust (TSX: MBK.UN) Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid
Manulife Investments announced today that the Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust (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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Waterloo, August 21, 2014
Manulife and Bayshore Healthcare Ltd. to Introduce a Preferred Provider Network to Manage Specialty Drugs
Manulife has entered into an exclusive partnership with one of Canada's leading health care providers, Bayshore HealthCare Ltd, to deliver a Specialty Drug Care program. More
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Boston, August 20, 2014
John Hancock Investments’ Market Intelligence sets new bar for capital markets research
John Hancock Investments has released the inaugural edition of Market Intelligence, a comprehensive review of the investment landscape across key markets and asset classes. More
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Boston, August 19, 2014
Brett MacNeil Named Director of Acquisitions For Hancock Agricultural Investment Group
Brett MacNeil has been named Vice President and Director of Acquisitions for the Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG), the company said today. More
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Toronto, August 19, 2014
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 September 15, 2014 to unitholders of record as of August 29, 2014. More
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Hong Kong, August 19, 2014
Manulife launches RMB universal life plan — ManuFlex Protector
Manulife (International) Limited has announced the launch of ManuFlex Protector, an RMB-denominated universal life insurance plan, for customers looking for a single financial solution that combines life protection with savings features. More
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Hong Kong, August 18, 2014
Manulife Asset Management expands asset allocation capability with appointment of international head
Manulife Asset Management has announced the expansion of its asset allocation investment capability with the appointment of Peter Warnes as Head of Portfolio Solutions Group (PSG), International. More
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Toronto, August 15, 2014
Manulife Financial Corporation completes Preferred Share offering
Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced that it has completed its offering of 14 million Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 17 (the "Series 17 Preferred Shares") at a price of $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $350 million. More
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Boston, August 13, 2014
John Hancock Launches Simplified Life – Easy Issue VUL Policy
John Hancock Insurance today announced the launch of Simplified Life, providing a quick and easy solution to help clients meet their protection and wealth planning goals. More
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Singapore, August 13, 2014
One-in-five Singaporeans confident CPF will meet retirement needs – Manulife Survey
Just one-in-five Singapore investors is confident their Central Provident Fund (CPF) retirement account will meet their retirement needs, primarily because they feel the savings will not be sufficient to cover retirement expenses (47 percent) and returns are too small (44 percent), according to new research from Manulife. More
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Macau, August 12, 2014
Manulife and ICBC (Macau) enter into a strategic bancassurance partnership
Manulife (International) Limited (“Manulife”) and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) Limited ("ICBC (Macau)") today announced a strategic bancassurance agreement in Macau. More
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Toronto, August 11, 2014
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 17 ("Series 17 Preferred Shares"), the size of the offering has been increased to 14 million shares. More
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Toronto, August 11, 2014
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 17 ("Series 17 Preferred Shares"). More
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Hong Kong, August 11, 2014
Manulife wins Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Awards for 11th consecutive year
Manulife has clinched Gold in the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Awards’ Hong Kong insurance-company category for the 11th consecutive year, and for the third year running it also took home the Gold award in the provident-fund category. More
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Toronto, August 8, 2014
Manulife Financial Corporation announces intention to redeem Class 1 Preferred Shares Series 1
Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced its intention to redeem all of its outstanding 14,000,000 Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 1 ("Series 1 Preferred Shares") for cash on September 19, 2014. More
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Boston, August 7, 2014
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services’ Slotwinski Becomes President of National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA)
Ann Slotwinski, vice president, Third Party Administrator (TPA) Services, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS), has become president of the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA), an organization dedicated to creating opportunities and experiences that significantly grow TPA firms and, in turn, the retirement plan industry. More
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Toronto, August 7, 2014
Manulife Financial Corporation increases dividend
Manulife Financial Corporation's Board of Directors today announced an increase of 19% or 2.5 cents per share to its quarterly shareholders' dividend resulting in a dividend of 15.5 cents per share on the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (the "Company"), payable on and after September 19, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 19, 2014. More
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Toronto, August 7, 2014
Manulife Financial reports 2Q14 net income of $943 million, core earnings of $701 million, a regulatory capital ratio of 243%, and a dividend increase of 19%
Manulife Financial Corporation ("MFC") announced today net income attributed to shareholders of $943 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, fully diluted earnings per common share of $0.49 and return on common shareholders' equity ("ROE") of 13.1%, compared with $259 million, $0.12 and 3.9%, respectively, in 2Q13. More
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Toronto, August 5, 2014
New Manulife Funds capitalize on global footprint
Manulife Investments today announced the addition of three mutual funds to its global fund lineup: Manulife Global Dividend Fund, Manulife Global Dividend Class and Manulife Global Strategic Balanced Yield Fund. More
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Toronto, August 1, 2014
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust (TSX: MBK.UN) Closes Over-Allotment Option
Manulife Investments is pleased to announce that Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust (the "Fund") has completed the issuance of 530,000 Class A Units for gross proceeds of $5.3 million. More
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Boston, July 30, 2014
John Hancock Investments Names Matt Blandford as Divisional Sales Manager for the Regional/Financial Institutions Channel
John Hancock Investments said that it has promoted Matt Blandford, CRPC®, to the position of Divisional Sales Manager for the Regional/Financial Institutions Channel, assuming responsibility for distribution within Edward Jones and major banks. More
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Makati City , July 30, 2014
Manulife partners with Philippine Business for Social Progress for livelihood project in Leyte
Months after super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the Visayan Islands, claiming lives, homes, and livelihood along its wake, help still continues to pour down on the hard hit areas. More
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Toronto, July 24, 2014
Manulife Mutual Funds Streamlines Fund Line-up with Proposed Mergers
Manulife Mutual Funds is committed to sustaining a strong and efficient product line-up to serve investors' needs. More
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Toronto, July 24, 2014
Manulife to Release Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its second quarter 2014 financial results on the morning of Thursday, August 7, 2014. More
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Waterloo, July 24, 2014
TFSAs rank as Canadian's Top Investment Choice
According to the most recent Manulife Investor Sentiment Index, a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) is the favourite investment choice for Canadians. More
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Toronto, July 23, 2014
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust (TSX: MBK.UN) Closes $108 Million Initial Public Offering
Manulife Investments is pleased to announce that the Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust (the "Fund") has closed its initial public offering of 9,170,000 class A units (the "Class A Units") at a price of $10.00 per Class A Unit and 1,629,895 class U units (the "Class U Units", together with the Class A Units, the "Units") at a price of US$10.00 per Class U Unit for gross proceeds of approximately $108 million. More
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Boston, July 21, 2014
Manulife Asset Management Names Nathaniel L. Hennigar to Institutional Sales Team
Manulife Asset Management has expanded its institutional sales team with the addition of Nathaniel L. Hennigar as Managing Director covering a segment of the Midwest region. More
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Boston, July 21, 2014
John Hancock Investments Selects Wellington Management As Manager of John Hancock International Growth Fund
John Hancock Investments has hired Wellington Management to manage the John Hancock International Growth Fund (Class A: GOIGX). More
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Toronto, July 21, 2014
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 August 15, 2014 to unitholders of record as of July 31, 2014. More
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Boston, July 18, 2014
650 Teens Join Together for the Summer's Largest Civic Engagement Forum in Boston
In what is believed to be the largest gathering of Boston teens focused on civic engagement this summer, 650 MLK Summer Scholars participants today met at Boston University's Agganis Arena to set a course for personal action in their communities. More
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Boston, July 18, 2014
John Hancock Investments Names Charles S. Fry to Sales Team
John Hancock Investments has named Charles S. Fry IV to its sales team, with responsibility for covering the wirehouse channel in North Carolina, South Carolina and southeastern Virginia. More
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Waterloo, July 16, 2014
Manulife VRSP Available to Over 50,000 Quebec Organizations
Manulife announced today that The Régie des rentes du Québec has approved its Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP) product. More
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Boston, July 16, 2014
Richmond Financial Advisor Receives Excellence
Manakin-Sabot resident J. Cory Hoffer, CFP®, AIF®, C(k)P™, president of Richmond-based Hermitage Wealth Management, Inc., an affiliate of Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, was recently recognized by Richmond’s chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Professionals (NAIFA), with its Young Advisors Team (YAT) award. More
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Boston, July 14, 2014
5 Financial Advisors Inducted into Signator Investors' Prestigious 'Hall of Fame'
Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, has inducted five members to its Hall of Fame, presenting them with its Hall of Fame jacket. More
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Hong Kong, July 10, 2014
Manulife appoints Chief Legal and Compliance Officer in Hong Kong
Manulife (International) Limited has announced the appointment of Michael Ting to the position of Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. More
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Boston, July 8, 2014
John Hancock Investments Launches New John Hancock Value Equity Fund
John Hancock Investments has launched the John Hancock Value Equity Fund, the firm announced today. More
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Boston, July 7, 2014
Responsiveness and Transparency Key for Consumer-Focused Financial Services Companies, Investors Say
Ninety percent of investors say that being able to resolve problems and answer questions quickly is a major part of their definition of a consumer-focused financial services company, according to the second quarter 2014 John Hancock Investor Sentiment Survey. More
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Waterloo, July 3, 2014
Manulife and Excellence Canada Team Up to Promote Mental Health Practices in the Workplace
Manulife has entered into a three year sponsorship as the Mental Health at Work® Champion of Excellence with Excellence Canada to help improve the mental health of Canadians within the workplace. More
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Boston, July 2, 2014
John Hancock Investments Lowers Fees on Five Funds
John Hancock Investments announced expense reductions on five mutual funds that together span a range of asset classes. More
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Boston, July 2, 2014
Boston Marathon Raises Historic Amounts for Local Non-Profits
Participants running on behalf of non-profit organizations raised $38.4 million for charity this year in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. More
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Boston, July 2, 2014
Retirement Investing Vehicles and Equities Lead in Popularity in Second Quarter 2014 John Hancock Investor Sentiment Survey
Retirement investment vehicles continue to be regarded positively by investors, with eight in ten saying now is a good time to invest in 401(k) plans and IRAs, according to the second quarter 2014 John Hancock Investor Sentiment Survey. More
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Hong Kong, June 27, 2014
New report suggests married Hong Kong couples add six to eight years to retirement planning
Report recommends efficiently mobilising household wealth as a key strategy for meeting financial needs over a likely longer-than-expected retirement. More
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Bangkok, June 27, 2014
New report suggests married Thai couples add 7 to 11 years to retirement planning
Report recommends couples efficiently mobilise household wealth as a key strategy for meeting financial needs over a likely longer-than-expected retirement. More
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Toronto, June 26, 2014
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust Files Final Prospectus
Manulife Investments is pleased to announce that a final prospectus for Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust (the "Fund") has been filed and receipted by the securities regulatory authorities of all the Canadian provinces and territories for an initial public offering (the "Offering") of Class A Units and Class U Units of the Fund (collectively, the "Units") at a price of $10.00 per Class A Unit and US$10.00 per Class U Unit. More
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Waterloo, June 26, 2014
Manulife Financial LPGA Classic to be held at Whistle Bear Golf Club for next two years
The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic announced today that the fourth and fifth staging of the tournament will take place at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Waterloo Region. More
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Boston, June 26, 2014
John Hancock Launches Interactive Field Underwriting Guide
John Hancock Insurance has introduced an interactive Field Underwriting Guide, offering a new and dynamic approach to presenting life insurance underwriting guidelines and requirements over the web. More
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Toronto, June 26, 2014
Manulife Asset Management Ranked Among World's Largest Money Managers by Pensions & Investments
Manulife Asset Management is now ranked 30th among the world’s largest money managers, with total worldwide institutional assets under management of US$263.4 billion (as at December 31, 2013), according to Pensions & Investments' 2014 annual rankings (published in May 2014). More
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Japan, June 26, 2014
New report suggests married Japanese couples add five to eight years to retirement planning
Manulife Asset Management today issued a report that finds many married couples in Asia are significantly underestimating the potential duration of their retirements and, as a result, are likely not accumulating sufficient retirement savings. More
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Makati City , June 26, 2014
New report suggests married Philippine couples add five to 10 years to retirement planning
Manulife Asset Management today issued a report that finds many married couples in Asia, including in the Philippines, are significantly underestimating the length of time they will spend in retirement and, as a result, are likely not accumulating sufficient retirement savings. More
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Jakarta, June 25, 2014
New report suggests married Indonesian couples add six to 11 years to retirement planning
Manulife Asset Management today issued a report that finds many married couples in Asia, including in Indonesia, are significantly underestimating the length of time they will spend in retirement and, as a result, are likely not accumulating sufficient retirement savings. More
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Makati City , June 25, 2014
Expanded footprint, customer-centric products, and strong performing investment-linked funds lift Manulife Philippines Group ranking to 3rd for combined total premium income in 2013
The Manulife Philippines Group - composed of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. (Phils.), Inc. ("Manulife Philippines") and Manulife Chinabank Life Assurance Corporation ("MCBL") - ranked 3rd in combined total premium income according to data from the Philippine Insurance Commission (IC). More
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Makati City , June 25, 2014
Cash Still King for Philippine Investors
Too Much Cash Leaves Filipinos at Risk of Missing Opportunities – Manulife Survey More
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Boston, June 23, 2014
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Hires David Hiss As Regional Vice President in the Midwest
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) is pleased to announce that it has hired David C. Hiss as regional vice president, responsible for sales and relationship development with financial representatives and plan consultants in the Chicago Metro area. More
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Singapore, June 20, 2014
New report suggests married Singapore couples add six to nine years to retirement planning
Manulife Asset Management today issued a report that finds many married couples in the region, including in Singapore, are significantly underestimating the length of time they will spend in retirement and, as a result, are likely not accumulating sufficient retirement savings. More
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Kuala Lumpur, June 20, 2014
New report suggests married Malaysian couples add seven to 11 years to retirement planning
Manulife Asset Management today issued a report that finds many married couples in Asia, including in Malaysia, are significantly underestimating the length of time they will spend in retirement and, as a result, are likely not accumulating sufficient retirement savings. More
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Hanoi, June 19, 2014
New report suggests married Vietnamese couples add six to 10 years to retirement planning
Manulife Asset Management today issued a report that finds married couples in Asia, including in Vietnam, are significantly underestimating the length of time they will spend in retirement and, as a result, are likely not accumulating sufficient retirement savings. More
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Singapore, June 19, 2014
Manulife Singapore Named Contact Center of the Year
Manulife Singapore has been named Contact Center of the Year (Insurance – Under 20 Seats) in the International Customer Relationship Excellence (CRE) Awards, organised by the Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium (APCSC). More
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Hong Kong, June 19, 2014
New report suggests married Asian couples add eight to 11 years to retirement planning
Manulife Asset Management today issued a report that finds that many married couples in Asia are significantly underestimating the length of time they will spend in retirement and, as a result, are likely not accumulating sufficient retirement savings. More
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Toronto, June 18, 2014
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, 2014 to unitholders of record as of June 30, 2014. More
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Toronto, June 18, 2014
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, June 17, 2014
John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings Plan Reduces Fees
John Hancock has lowered fees for the John Hancock Freedom 529 college savings plan, a national, multi managed, strong performing 529 college savings plan sold through financial consultants, which recently surpassed $4 billion in assets under management. More
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Toronto, June 17, 2014
Manulife Asset Management Adds New Global Natural Resources Equity Team
Manulife Asset Management has expanded its global investment capabilities by naming Craig Bethune, CFA, and Diana M. Racanelli, CFA, as Portfolio Managers on a new Global Natural Resources Equity team. More
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Waterloo, June 17, 2014
Homeowners indicate they are more comfortable with debt than their parents were, Manulife Bank of Canada Survey Shows
Four in 10 homeowners (39 per cent) indicate they're more comfortable with debt compared to their parents, versus just one in eight (13 per cent) who feel they’re less comfortable. More
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Hong Kong, June 13, 2014
Manulife pledges continued support to children with SLD
Manulife Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Manulife (International) Limited, has presented a cheque for HK$2.5 million to the Manulife Centre for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities ("MCCSLD") at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ("PolyU"). More
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Jakarta, June 10, 2014
Indonesia Investors Strongly Favor Upping Official Retirement Age from 55 – Manulife Survey
Indonesia investors are Asia’s standard bearers for raising the official retirement age and already work longer after retiring than their counterparts elsewhere in the region, according to new research from Manulife. More
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Hong Kong, June 9, 2014
Asia Investor Sentiment Buoyed by Equities and Mutual Funds – Manulife Survey
Investor sentiment across Asia rose in the first quarter of 2014, buoyed by equities and mutual funds, along with a rise in optimism among investors in Malaysia, Indonesia and China, according to new research from Manulife. More
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Waterloo, June 8, 2014
Inbee Park wins Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
World ranked number two LPGA player Inbee Park, from South Korea, tied a course record at Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario with a 10-under 61, making this her tenth LPGA Tour title. More
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Manila, June 6, 2014
Philippines Investors Remain Most Optimistic in the Region – Manulife Survey
Philippines investor sentiment slipped in the first quarter of 2014 but remains the highest in the region, alongside Malaysia, according to Manulife's latest quarterly survey into investor sentiment in the country. More
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Tokyo, June 6, 2014
Do Japanese investors need to continue working even after retirement to maintain their standard of living? - Manulife Survey
Nearly half of Japanese investors are concerned about their ability to maintain their standard of living in retirement, according to Manulife’s Investor Sentiment Index survey conducted in eight Asia markets in the first quarter of 2014. More
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Toronto, June 5, 2014
Manulife Mutual Funds Announces Upcoming Changes to its Fund Lineup
Manulife Mutual Funds is committed to sustaining a strong and efficient product offering that continues to serve the needs of Canadian investors. More
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Shanghai, June 5, 2014
China Investors Aim to Work in Retirement, but Against Raising Official Retirement Age – Manulife Survey
Mainland China investors would prefer to keep the status quo rather than have their official retirement age raised, which is in contrast to their peers elsewhere in the region who favour a retirement age that's higher, according to new research from Manulife. More
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Hong Kong, June 3, 2014
Asia Investor Sentiment Buoyed by Equities and Mutual Funds – Manulife Survey
Investor sentiment across Asia rose in the first quarter of 2014, buoyed by equities and mutual funds, along with a rise in optimism among investors in Malaysia, Indonesia and China, according to new research from Manulife. More
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Makati City , June 3, 2014
Manulife Philippines posted a significant rise in benefit payouts in 2013
Manulife Philippines posted a significant rise in benefit payouts in 2013, allowing more clients to enjoy the benefits of their insurance policies than in the previous year. More
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Toronto, May 29, 2014
Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust Files Preliminary Prospectus
Manulife Investments is pleased to announce that a preliminary prospectus for Manulife U.S. Regional Bank Trust (the "Fund"), a closed-end investment fund, has been filed and receipted by the securities regulatory authorities of all the Canadian provinces and territories for an initial public offering (the "Offering") of Class A Units and Class U Units of the Fund (collectively, the "Units") at a price of $10.00 per Class A Unit and US$10.00 per Class U Unit. More
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Boston, May 28, 2014
John Hancock Introduces Enhanced Accumulation VUL
John Hancock Insurance today launched an enhanced variable universal life insurance product, Accumulation VUL, providing clients with a flexible solution to help them meet their protection and wealth planning goals. More
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Boston, May 28, 2014
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Hires Thomas Martin As Regional Vice President in the Northeast
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) is pleased to announce that it has hired Thomas Martin as regional vice president, Northeast, responsible for sales and relationship development with financial representatives and plan consultants in eastern New York State and south Fairfield County, Connecticut. More
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Singapore, May 27, 2014
Manulife Singapore appoints Naveed Irshad as CEO
Manulife Singapore has appointed Naveed Irshad as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective 26 May 2014. More
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Hong Kong, May 27, 2014
Investor sentiment further improves in Hong Kong, while investors pin retirement hopes on post-retirement work – Manulife Survey
Investor sentiment in Hong Kong has sustained its rise into the first quarter of 2014, but concern over market volatility continues to limit the uptick in expectations, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index (Manulife ISI) released today. More
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Taipei, May 26, 2014
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) launches Global Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) today announced the launch of the Manulife Global Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund (the Fund). More
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Tokyo, May 26, 2014
Manulife Japan Announces FY2013 Financial Results
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") announces its financial results for the 2013 Japanese fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. More
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Yangon, May 24, 2014
Manulife Re-enters Myanmar
Manulife, one of the world’s biggest financial services companies, today officially opened a representative office in Myanmar. More
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Boston, May 22, 2014
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Expands Asset Allocation Offerings in JH Signature 401(k) Plan Platform
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services has added five new asset allocation options to its JH Signature platform. More
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Kuala Lumpur, May 22, 2014
Malaysia Investors Worry Most about Healthcare Costs in Retirement – Manulife Survey
Malaysia investors are more concerned about the affordability of healthcare in retirement than deteriorating health in old age, in contrast to their peers elsewhere in Asia for whom declining health is the main concern, according to new research from Manulife. More
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Hong Kong, May 22, 2014
Greater China investor sentiment picks up, but views differ on retirement age – Manulife survey
Investor sentiment in Greater China rose in the first quarter of 2014, but remained below the Asia regional average and was certainly no match for investors' retirement-related optimism, according to new research from Manulife. More
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Hong Kong, May 22, 2014
Asians Want To See Official Retirement Ages Rise – Manulife Survey
Official retirement ages across Asia are out-of-date and need to be raised say the majority of Asian investors, according to new research from Manulife. More
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Hong Kong, May 22, 2014
Asia Investor Sentiment Buoyed by Equities and Mutual Funds – Manulife Survey
Investor sentiment across Asia rose in the first quarter of 2014, buoyed by equities and mutual funds, along with a rise in optimism among investors in Malaysia, Indonesia and China, according to new research from Manulife. More
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Singapore, May 22, 2014
Deteriorating Health the No.1 Retirement Concern for Singapore Investors – Manulife Survey
Deteriorating health in old age is the number one concern for Singapore investors, with the challenge of affording the associated healthcare costs being number two, according to new research from Manulife. More
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Hong Kong, May 21, 2014
Manulife Asset Management report sees positive Japanese corporate bond yield outlook under Abenomics
Manulife Asset Management has released Abenomics: Implications for credit strategy in a Japan fixed income context. More
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Toronto, May 20, 2014
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 13, 2014 to unitholders of record as of May 30, 2014. More
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Waterloo, May 20, 2014
Brooke Henderson and Jackie Stoelting Awarded Sponsor Exemptions to Compete in the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
Brooke Henderson, Canada’s top ranked amateur and Jackie Stoelting, Champion, Big Break Florida Season 10 join the field for the 2014 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at Grey Silo Golf Course, June 4 to 8. More
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Toronto, May 20, 2014
Manulife Appoints Kai Sotorp as President and CEO of Manulife Asset Management and EVP and Global Head, Wealth and Asset Management
Manulife today announced that Kai Sotorp has been appointed President and CEO of Manulife Asset Management and Executive Vice President and Global Head of Wealth and Asset Management. More
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Makati City , May 15, 2014
Demand for regular-pay variable unit-linked products helped grow Manulife Philippines' insurance sales 27 per cent in the first quarter of 2014
Manulife Philippines achieved a 27 per cent increase in insurance sales across agency, bancassurance and alternative distribution channels in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. More
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Boston, May 12, 2014
John Hancock Investments Hires Baillie Gifford to Manage John Hancock Select Growth Fund
John Hancock Investments has hired Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited (“Baillie Gifford”) to manage the John Hancock Select Growth Fund (Class A ticker: RGROX), formerly known as the John Hancock Rainier Growth Fund. More
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Jakarta, May 12, 2014
Manulife Indonesia Announces Best-Ever Results
Record Annual Sales Achieved Despite Major Challenges in 2013 More
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Toronto, May 9, 2014
Manulife Financial Corporation announces intention to redeem Class A Preferred Shares Series 4
Manulife Financial Corporation (“Manulife”) today announced its intention to redeem all of its outstanding 18,000,000 Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class A Shares Series 4 (“Series 4 Preferred Shares”) for cash on June 19, 2014. More
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Boston, May 8, 2014
Study Demonstrates Value of John Hancock Asset Allocation Portfolios for 401(k) Plan Participants
Participants in qualified plans serviced by John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (RPS) who invested exclusively in a single John Hancock asset allocation portfolio earned better returns on average than participants who selected individual investment options to form their portfolios over the five, ten, and fifteen year periods ending December 31, 2012. More
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Makati City , May 8, 2014
Manulife Affluence Income empowers policyowners to mobilize their wealth
Manulife Philippines introduces Manulife Affluence Income, a first-of-its-kind product that aims to give policyholders regular payouts from their investments while providing them with exposure to the growth and capital appreciation potential of the Philippine financial markets. More
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Boston, May 7, 2014
Manulife Asset Management Releases Inflation Guide
Manulife Asset Management offers insight on the outlook for inflation and what it means for investors around the globe in its recently released Inflation Guide, available at www.ManulifeAM.com. More
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Boston, May 7, 2014
John Hancock Investments Honored by Web Marketing Association's Internet Advertising Competition
John Hancock Investments won two awards at the 12th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards, sponsored by the Web Marketing Association. More
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Hong Kong, May 7, 2014
Manulife Asset Management launches Asia Pacific Income and Growth Segregated Portfolio
Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited announced today the launch of the Manulife Advanced Fund SPC – Asia Pacific Income and Growth Segregated Portfolio (the "Fund"). More
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Toronto, May 5, 2014
Manulife Extends Title Sponsorship of Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Until 2016
Manulife today announced that it will continue to be the title sponsor of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic for at least two more years. More
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Boston, May 5, 2014
Manulife Asset Management Awarded More Than US$2.5 Billion in Institutional Mandates During the First Quarter of 2014
Manulife Asset Management won a series of institutional mandates during the first quarter of 2014 which brought in more than US$2.5 billion in new assets. More
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Toronto, May 1, 2014
Manulife Financial Corporation announces election of directors
Manulife Financial Corporation announced today that the nominees listed in the proxy circular dated March 11, 2014 were each elected as a director of Manulife Financial Corporation at the Annual and Special Meeting held earlier today in Toronto. More
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Toronto, May 1, 2014
Manulife releases 2013 Public Accountability Statement
Manulife today released its 2013 Public Accountability Statement. More
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Toronto, May 1, 2014
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation's Board of Directors today announced a quarterly shareholders’ dividend of $0.13 per share on the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (the "Company"), payable on and after June 19, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 13, 2014. More
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Toronto, May 1, 2014
Manulife Financial reports 1Q14 net income of $818 million and core earnings of $719 million, and a regulatory capital ratio of 255%
Manulife Financial Corporation ("MFC") announced today net income attributed to shareholders of $818 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 ("1Q14"), fully diluted earnings per common share of $0.42 and return on common shareholders’ equity ("ROE") of 11.9%. More
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Jakarta, April 30, 2014
Manulife Aset Manajemen Indonesia and Kinescope Magazine's "BikinFiiilm" competition supports young filmmakers
PT Manulife Aset Manajemen Indonesia ("MAMI") and Majalah Kinescope Indonesia ("Kinescope Magazine") will host the BikinFiiilm - Kinescope Short Movie Project Competition ("BikinFiiilm") awards ceremony tonight. More
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Toronto, April 28, 2014
Manulife Financial Named One of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for Third Consecutive Year
Manulife Financial announced today that it has been recognized as one of the "Top Employers for Young People in Canada" for the third consecutive year. More
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Waterloo, April 28, 2014
New universal life insurance product can lessen impact of market volatility
Manulife Financial today announced the May 26, 2014 launch of Manulife UL, a new universal life product for Canadians looking for simpler choices, cost-effective insurance protection and the opportunity for tax-advantaged investing, all in one solution. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, April 28, 2014
Manulife Vietnam Recognized in "Vietnam Top Trade Services Awards 2013"
Manulife Vietnam was given the title "Distinctive Trade Services Enterprise 2013" and named as one of the top 105 enterprises in the Vietnam Top Trade Services Awards 2013. More
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Tokyo, April 28, 2014
Thousands Attend Manulife Waku Waku Charity Run, Road Relay and Half Marathon in Ajinomoto Stadium, Raising 2,599,089 Yen for Hospital Child Care Facilities
The "2014 Manulife Waku Waku Charity Run - Ekiden & Half Marathon", a charity event hosted by the Ajinomoto Stadium and Tokyo MX, and co-sponsored by Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") was held at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu City, Tokyo on Sunday, April 27. More
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Boston, April 24, 2014
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Hires Industry Veteran Peggy Santhouse as VP National Accounts
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) is pleased to announce that it has hired Margaret (Peggy) Santhouse as vice president, National Accounts, responsible for its mid-market distribution relationships with major consulting, advisor and RIA organizations. More
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Waterloo, April 24, 2014
Mental Health Specialist team to guide the management of disability claims
Manulife Financial announced today the establishment of a national Mental Health Specialist team that will work with Disability Case Managers to guide the management of all mental health disability claims and help ensure appropriate treatment and support is in place. More
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Makati City , April 23, 2014
Manulife Philippines' ASEAN Growth Fund rides on attractive prospects in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam
The Manulife Philippines – ASEAN Growth Fund (AGF) has delivered net return of 3.9 per cent since its November 2012 inception while its benchmark MSCI South East Asia Small Cap Index shed 3.6 per cent in the same period. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, April 21, 2014
Manulife Vietnam's Unit-linked Policies Achieved Outstanding Investment Returns in 2013
Manulife Vietnam has reported high investment returns for 2013 for its Regular Premium Unit-Linked (RPUL) product thanks to the outstanding performance of the Aggressive Fund, the Growth Fund and the Balance Fund, which achieved investment returns of 28.6 per cent, 23.2 per cent and 19.2 per cent for the calendar year, respectively. More
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Hopkinton, April 17, 2014
John Hancock Brings Boston Marathon Defending Women's Champion, Past Champions and Other Kenyan Elite Runners to Hopkinton Marathon Rally
John Hancock today brought the Boston Marathon defending women's champion Rita Jeptoo, two past champions, and other elite Kenyan athletes, to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 600 students from Hopkinton's Elmwood Elementary School. More
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Toronto, April 17, 2014
Manulife Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund Announces Monthly Cash 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 15, 2014 to unitholders of record as of April 30, 2014. More
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Toronto, April 17, 2014
Manulife Financial to Release First Quarter 2014 Financial Results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its first quarter 2014 financial results on the morning of Thursday, May 1, 2014. More
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Boston, April 16, 2014
John Hancock Brings Together 300 Boston Public High School Track Athletes and Boston Marathon Elite Marathoners for Scholars & Stars Event
Boston Marathon principal sponsor John Hancock, in partnership with the Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA) program and the Boston Public Schools, today hosted Scholars & Stars in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. More
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Waterloo, April 16, 2014
Michelle Wie, Lydia Ko and Natalie Gulbis are headed to Waterloo
Three past LPGA Tour champions join the field for the third annual Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at Grey Silo Golf Course, June 4-8. More
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Jakarta, April 15, 2014
Elderly labour force participation to remain an important part of retirement income security in Indonesia
Manulife Asset Management has released a new commentary which analyses elderly labour force participation trends across eight Asian markets and contrasts this with survey results on attitudes towards elderly employment in those markets. More
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Hanoi, April 15, 2014
Manulife Vietnam's "Manulife – My Family" Named "Most Trusted Product 2014"
"Manulife - My Family", one the best-selling life insurance products of Manulife Vietnam, has been named "Most Trusted Product 2014." More
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Boston, April 14, 2014
John Hancock Investments Launches New White Paper for Retirement Plan Advisors
John Hancock Investments has posted on its website a new white paper aimed at financial advisors who advise retirement plans, anticipating pending regulations regarding the fiduciary standard of care. More
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Boston, April 14, 2014
John Hancock Survey Finds Many Investors Plan to Save Their 2013 Tax Refund, or Spend it on a Vacation
A recent survey of investors by John Hancock Financial Services found that half expect to receive a 2013 Federal income tax refund. Close to one in five (17 percent) plan to spend their refund, and the majority of that group (56 percent) plan to spend their refund dollars on a vacation. More
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Toronto, April 10, 2014
Manulife Financial statement upon the death of the Honourable Jim Flaherty
Manulife President and Chief Executive, Donald Guloien issued the following statement: More
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Boston, April 4, 2014
John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index® Holds Steady in First Quarter of 2014
The John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index® continued its upward trend of the past two quarters, increasing to +23 in the first quarter of 2014 from +22 in the fourth quarter of last year. More
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Hong Kong, April 4, 2014
Manulife Financial Appoints Philip Witherington as CFO, Asia
Manulife Financial has announced the appointment of Philip Witherington as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for its Asia Division, subject to any necessary regulatory approvals. Mr. Witherington will report dually to Steve Roder, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Manulife Financial, and Robert A. Cook, Senior Executive Vice President & General Manager, Asia. More
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Boston, April 3, 2014
John Hancock Launches #WeRunTogether Digital Mosaic
John Hancock today is launching the #WeRunTogether digital mosaic to bring the extended Boston Marathon community together in the weeks leading up to the race on April 21. More
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Toronto, March 31, 2014
Manulife Asset Management Launches New "Omnichannel" Retailing Research Report
Manulife Asset Management has published the first research report in its new Investment Insight thought leadership series, entitled "Omnichannel: A reason for investors to re-think retail?" More
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Boston, March 31, 2014
Manulife Asset Management Private Markets Names Ilene Kelman Marketing Director, Private Placements And Commercial Mortgages
Manulife Asset Management Private Markets today announced that Ilene Kelman, CFA, has joined the organization as Marketing Director for Private Placements and Commercial Mortgages. More
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Boston, March 28, 2014
Independent Board Chair James Oates Named "Trustee of the Year" by Institutional Investor Unit
James M. Oates, independent chairman of the board of the John Hancock Group of Funds, was named "Trustee of the Year" by Fund Director Intelligence, a publication of Institutional Investor, at the 21st Annual Mutual Fund Industry Awards event held last night in New York City. More
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Hong Kong, March 28, 2014
Manulife announces senior agency promotions
Manulife (International) Limited has announced the promotion of the following senior agency executives: More
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Boston, March 26, 2014
John Hancock Freedom 529 Tops $4 Billion in Assets
John Hancock today announced that assets in its John Hancock Freedom 529 college savings plan have topped $4 billion. More
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Hong Kong, March 24, 2014
Manulife Hong Kong launches a new chapter in its advertising campaign, focusing on spousal responsibilities when retired
Manulife Hong Kong has launched the latest chapter in its multi-channel, consumer-oriented advertising campaign today, focusing on the need for retirement planning as many Hongkongers have responsibilities towards their spouse even in retirement. More
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Toronto, March 21, 2014
Manulife Financial's Proxy Circular and Annual Report available online
Manulife Financial Corporation's Proxy Circular and 2013 Annual Report are being mailed to shareholders and are now available for download at manulife.com. More
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Boston, March 20, 2014
Mayor Walsh, Bill Rodgers Help Unveil 2014 Boston Marathon Street Banners
In a brief program on Boylston Street this morning, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and four-time Boston Marathon Champion Bill Rodgers helped race sponsor John Hancock reveal designs for its 2014 Boston Marathon street banners. More
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Toronto, March 20, 2014
Manulife Financial's Craig Bromley to Present at National Bank Financial 2014 Canadian Financial Services Conference
Craig Bromley, President, John Hancock Financial Services, the U.S. division of Manulife Financial Corporation, is scheduled to present at the National Bank Financial 2014 Canadian Financial Services Conference in Montreal on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. ET. More
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Boston, March 19, 2014
John Hancock Insurance Enhances Its Flagship Universal Life Product, Protection UL
John Hancock Insurance today announced enhancements to its flagship current assumption universal life product, Protection UL. More
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Toronto, March 19, 2014
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, 2014 to unitholders of record as of March 31, 2014. More
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Toronto, March 19, 2014
Manulife Investments Announces Quarterly Distribution for the Oil Sands Sector Fund
Manulife Investments has announced the quarterly distribution for the Oil Sands Sector Fund. More
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Waterloo, March 19, 2014
Hee Young Park, Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis, and Jennifer Kirby Scheduled to Return to Waterloo for the 2014 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
Defending champion Hee Young Park, 2012 champion Brittany Lang, world ranked #3 Stacy Lewis, and Canadian up-and-comer Jennifer Kirby, top the list of early commitments for the 2014 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. More
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Boston, March 18, 2014
Manulife Asset Management Names Michael P. Evans, CFA, as Managing Director, Portfolio Specialist, U.S. Equity
Manulife Asset Management has named Michael P. Evans, CFA, as a Managing Director, Portfolio Specialist, with a primary focus on the firm’s U.S. equity teams. More
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Toronto, March 12, 2014
Manulife Announces Retirement of Jean-Paul Bisnaire
Manulife Financial today announced that Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel Jean-Paul (J-P.) Bisnaire will retire on December 31, 2014 after 10 years with the Company. More
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Bangkok, March 12, 2014
Manulife Asset Management launches Manulife Strength - European Growth FIF equity fund to deliver potential benefits of economic growth expected in Europe
Manulife Asset Management (Thailand) has announced the upcoming launch of the Manulife Strength - European Growth FIF (MS-EUROPE), an open-ended Foreign Investment Fund (FIF) designed to capitalise on growth opportunities in European equity markets. More
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Hong Kong, March 11, 2014
Manulife announces new senior appointments
Manulife has announced the appointment of three senior executives in Hong Kong. More
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Boston, March 10, 2014
Signator Investors Announces Top Independent Firms and Representatives for 2013
Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, announced today that Boston Partners Financial Group, LLC, of Andover, MA, led by Managing Partner Mark Marroni, JD, LLM, CLU®, ChFC®, was awarded the President’s Trophy; Michigan Financial Companies in Detroit, MI, led by Nick Valenti has earned Signator Investors' Growth Award and Laurence V. Plummer, Sr., LUTCF, of Plummer Financial Services, Memphis, TN, has been named Signator Investors' Representative of the Year for 2013. More
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Hong Kong, March 7, 2014
Manulife launches "80.80 Seeing the World" micro-films to advocate early retirement planning
Manulife has launched micro-films entitled "80.80 Seeing the World" on its retirement campaign website. More
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Boston, March 5, 2014
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Leads Industry By Changing How 401(k) Plans Are Priced
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) announced today that it will implement a new way of pricing its 401(k) plan services that will help plan sponsors directly address the issue of fairness in the allocation of plan expenses among participants. More
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Manila, March 5, 2014
Asia Investor Sentiment Buoyed by Philippine Investor Optimism, Better Equities – Manulife Survey
Highly optimistic Philippine investor sentiment, along with a general warming towards equities, lifted overall regional investor sentiment slightly higher in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index for Asia. More
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Boston, March 3, 2014
John Hancock Insurance Offers Improved Long-Term Care Rider On All Single Life Products
John Hancock Insurance today announced that it has launched an improved Long-Term Care (LTC) rider that is available on many of its life insurance products. More
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Toronto, February 26, 2014
Manulife Financial files 2013 Audited Annual Financial Statements and Related MD&A
Manulife Financial Corporation has filed its 2013 audited annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013 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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Boston, February 26, 2014
Signator Investors, Inc., Makes Client Discovery More Efficient with Technology
Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, has rolled out eFactfinder, a web-based data gathering tool linked to Signator's key business processing platforms, in order to make the client discovery process - including fact finding, needs analysis and account opening - a seamless integrated process. More
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Boston, February 26, 2014
Signator Investors, Inc. Launches Program, Dedicated Team to Help Advisers with Practice Management
Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, announced today that it is making a significant effort to help its advisers improve and grow their practices by launching the Signator Practice Management Program and hiring a dedicated five-person team of practice management consultants. More
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Boston, February 26, 2014
Signator Investors, Inc. Enhances Website, Blog and Facebook Presence
Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, has enhanced its website, blog and Facebook presence in an effort to become a leading resource on practice management and other advisor-focused topics. More
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Singapore, February 26, 2014
Manulife launches Asia Pacific Investment Grade Bond fund – available under the CPF Investment Scheme
Manulife Singapore and Manulife Asset Management Singapore (the "Asset Manager") today jointly announced the launch of a new Asian bond fund, the Manulife Funds - Manulife Asia Pacific Investment Grade Bond Fund (the "Fund"). More
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Toronto, February 25, 2014
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 15 (the "Series 15 Preferred Shares") at a price of $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $200 million. More
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Boston, February 24, 2014
John Hancock's Redesigned Accumulation IUL Product Offers Strong Death Benefit Protection, Significant Cash Value Growth Potential
John Hancock Insurance today announced that it has launched a redesigned indexed universal life insurance product—Accumulation IUL. More
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Toronto, February 21, 2014
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 $500 million aggregate principal amount of subordinated debentures. More
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Toronto, February 19, 2014
World Ranked #3 LPGA Star Stacy Lewis and Canadian Jennifer Kirby to represent Manulife Financial on Tour
Manulife Financial is proud to announce multi-year partnerships with 2013 Women's British Open Champion Stacy Lewis and up-and-coming Canadian professional Jennifer Kirby. More
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Toronto, February 18, 2014
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 $500 million principal amount of 2.811% fixed/floating subordinated debentures due February 21, 2024 (the "Debentures"). More
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Toronto, February 18, 2014
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 14, 2014 to unitholders of record as of February 28, 2014. More
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Boston, February 18, 2014
John Hancock Investments finds DC plan sponsors adding alternatives
John Hancock Investments' defined contribution (DC) clients are adding alternative mutual funds to their menu of plan options at a rapid pace. More
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Toronto, February 18, 2014
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 15 ("Series 15 Preferred Shares"). More
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Boston, February 14, 2014
John Hancock Investments Posts Breakout Year in 2013
John Hancock Investments, a wealth management business of John Hancock Financial, posted a breakout year in 2013. More
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Boston, February 14, 2014
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Receives Top Marks from Advisors, Plan Sponsors and Industry Associations
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) is starting 2014 strong, having earned top rankings and awards from advisors, plan sponsors and industry associations throughout the past year. More
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Tokyo, February 14, 2014
Manulife Japan Announces FY2013 Third Quarter Year-to-Date Results
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan"; Head Office: Chofu City, Tokyo; President and CEO: Gavin Robinson) announces its year-to-date (April 2013 to December 2013) financial results for the third quarter of FY2013 which ended on December 31, 2013. More
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Toronto, February 13, 2014
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation's Board of Directors today announced a quarterly shareholders' dividend of $0.13 per share on the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (the "Company"), payable on and after March 19, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 26, 2014. More
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Toronto, February 13, 2014
Manulife Financial reports full year net income of $3.1 billion and core earnings of $2.6 billion, up 73 per cent and 16 per cent, respectively, over 2012; and a strong regulatory capital ratio of 248 per cent, up 37 points over 2012
Manulife Financial Corporation ("MFC") announced today net income attributed to shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2013 and the full year of 2013 of $1,297 million and $3,130 million, respectively. More
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Kuala Lumpur, February 7, 2014
Malaysia Investors Slowly Waking Up to Retirement Needs, But Worrying Gaps Remain
A creeping realization among Malaysian investors that there is merit in retirement planning is reflected in the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index survey, released today – but there are still worrying gaps to be filled. More
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Boston, February 6, 2014
New Electronic Signature Capability Enhances John Hancock's Life Insurance Customer Service
John Hancock Insurance has enhanced its life insurance online services with the introduction of electronic signatures. More
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Boston, February 6, 2014
Manulife Asset Management Hires Kevin Chisholm, CFA, for Institutional Sales Team
Manulife Asset Management said today that Kevin Chisholm, CFA, has joined the firm as an institutional sales territory associate, focusing primarily on the eastern U.S. Mr. Chisholm is based in Boston and reports to Frank Saeli, Head of U.S. Sales and Relationship Management. More
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Boston, February 5, 2014
Spencer Financial of Sudbury, MA, Named "Practice of the Year" by Signator Investors for 2013
Spencer Financial, LLC, a financial services firm based in Sudbury, MA, led by Managing Partner W. Thomas Spencer Jr, was named "Practice of the Year" by Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network. More
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Hong Kong, February 4, 2014
Asia Investor Sentiment Buoyed by Japan Optimism, Better Equities
A sharp improvement in Japanese investor sentiment, along with a general warming towards equities, lifted overall regional investor sentiment slightly higher in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index for Asia. More
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Boston, February 3, 2014
John Hancock Investments Reduces Expenses across a Range of Mutual Funds
John Hancock Investments is reducing sales charges for Class A shares on 16 fixed-income funds, including the elimination of the front-end sales charges on the John Hancock Floating Rate Income Fund (Class A: JFIAX) and the John Hancock Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund (Class A: JMBAX) for investments of $250,000 or more. More
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Boston, February 3, 2014
John Hancock Investments Closes Disciplined Value Mid Cap Fund to New Investors
John Hancock Investments said that it closed the John Hancock Disciplined Value Mid Cap Fund (Class A: JVMAX; Class C: JVMCX; Class I: JVMIX; Class R4: JVMTX; Class R6: JVMRX) to new investors, effective at the close of business on January 31, 2014. More
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Japan, February 3, 2014
"Manulife Waku Waku Room" Opens at Ibaraki Children's Hospital Provides Recreation Space for Adolescents Undergoing Treatment
On Monday February 3, a "Manulife Waku Waku Room" was officially opened at Ibaraki Children's Hospital with the support and cooperation of the NPO Children’s Health Forum. More
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Toronto, February 3, 2014
Manulife Financial to Release Fourth Quarter and Year End 2013 Financial Results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its fourth quarter and year end 2013 financial results on the morning of Thursday, February 13, 2014. More
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Japan, January 31, 2014
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of Foreign Currency-Denominated Individual Fixed Annuity "Power Currency (Life Time Annuity Plan)"
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan"; President & CEO: Gavin Robinson; Head Office: Chofu-shi, Tokyo), will start selling the product called "Power Currency (Life Time Annuity Plan)", on February 3, 2014 through its PlanRight Advisor ("PA": Manulife’s captive sales representatives) sales channel. More
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Toronto, January 30, 2014
Anticipated 2014 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 2014 will be C$0.125 per unit or C$0.50 per annum. More
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Tokyo, January 30, 2014
Enjoy a Good Run for Charity! "2014 Manulife Japan Waku Waku Charity Run, Ekiden and Half Marathon in Ajinomoto Stadium" to be Held Sunday April 27!
Manulife Life Insurance Company (President & CEO: Gavin Robinson; Head Office: Chofu, Tokyo) will again be sponsoring the Manulife Waku Waku Charity Run, Ekiden, and Half Marathon to be held this year on Sunday April 27 at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, Tokyo. More
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Boston, January 27, 2014
Most Investors Shun Household Budgeting, John Hancock Survey Finds
A recent survey of affluent investors by John Hancock found that most (67 percent) do not have much use for household budgeting. More
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Hong Kong, January 27, 2014
Asia Investor Sentiment Buoyed by Japan Optimism, Better Equities – Manulife Survey
A sharp improvement in Japanese investor sentiment, along with a general warming towards equities, lifted overall regional investor sentiment slightly higher in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index1 for Asia, released today. More
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Singapore, January 27, 2014
Year of the Horse Spells More Toil, Less Leisure, as Singaporeans Expect to Work into their 70s – Manulife Survey
As Singaporeans usher in the Year of the Horse, the equine qualities of steadfastness, strength and staying power seem to be top of mind as they consider retirement; indeed if full retirement is ever an option. More
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Hong Kong, January 27, 2014
Asia Investors' Three Common Retirement Mistakes: Life, Money, Work – Manulife Survey
Fortified by the belief that they will be able to continue working beyond the official retirement age while their expenditure will stay around two-thirds of their current salaries, the prospect of retirement for the majority of Asia investors is one of promise rather than dread. More
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Hong Kong, January 27, 2014
Hong Kong investor sentiment bleakest in Asia, but retirement plans unrealistically rosy – Manulife Survey
Investor sentiment in Hong Kong rose fractionally towards the end of last year amid hopes of a pick-up in the equities market, yet pessimism still exists, according to new research by Manulife Financial released today. More
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Boston, January 24, 2014
MLK Summer Scholars Program Seeks Not-for-Profit Partners
John Hancock invites community-based-not-for-profits to apply for partnership in its largest annual education initiative, the MLK Summer Scholars program. More
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Toronto, January 23, 2014
Manulife Investments announces termination of Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust
Manulife Asset Management Limited (the "Manager"), the Manager of Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust (TSX: CIW.UN) (the "Trust"), announced today that the termination date of the Trust will be March 5, 2014 (the "Termination Date"). More
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Toronto, January 21, 2014
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 14, 2014 to unitholders of record as of January 31, 2014. More
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Boston, January 21, 2014
John Hancock Investments Launches Two New Equity Funds, Expanding Alternatives Lineup
John Hancock Investments today announced the launch of two innovative mutual funds targeting lower-volatility equity strategies designed to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns. More
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Boston, January 21, 2014
John Hancock Survey Finds Investors Confident About Their Own Retirement, Less So About Their Children's
A recent John Hancock survey found that investors are relatively confident of their preparation and expectations for retirement, but are divided on the outlook for their children. More
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Boston, January 21, 2014
Manulife Asset Management Names Gary Li as Managing Director and Derivatives Portfolio Manager
Manulife Asset Management said today that Gary Li has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager with responsibility for derivatives portfolios. More
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Boston, January 21, 2014
John Hancock Financial Announces 2014 Boston Marathon International Elite Field
In its 29th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on April 21. More
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Japan, January 20, 2014
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of Foreign Currency-Denominated Individual Fixed Annuity "Lifetime Currency" through Chiba Bank, Ltd.
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan"; Head Office: Chofu-shi, Tokyo; President and CEO: Gavin Robinson) will commence sales of "Lifetime Currency", a foreign currency-denominated individual fixed annuity product, on January 20, 2014, through Chiba Bank, Ltd (President:Hidetoshi Sakuma). More
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Hong Kong, January 20, 2014
Manulife introduces a new Macau Pension Fund Scheme
In a bid to meet the needs of Macau's companies in giving retirement protection to their employees, Manulife (International) Limited has announced the launch of a new pension scheme called "Manulife (Macau) Pension Fund Scheme" (the "Scheme"), effective January 1 this year. More
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Hong Kong, January 14, 2014
3,000 Manulife volunteers participate in its 19th "Walk for Millions"
Manulife participated in the annual "Walk for Millions", one of Hong Kong’s signature charity events, for the 19th consecutive year — and more than 3,000 of its employee and agent volunteers made sure to swell the Community Chest of Hong Kong's good-cause coffers. More
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Shanghai, January 10, 2014
Complete Critical Illness Protection with Value-added Health Services Manulife-Sinochem Introduces "Chang Bao An Kang Long-term Health Insurance"
Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (MSL) has recently launched a new critical illness product, the Chang Bao An Kang Long-term Health Insurance. More
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Waterloo, January 8, 2014
Younger Canadians not getting ahead financially and can't count on inheritance, Manulife Investor Sentiment Index shows
Younger Canadians feel that they are not getting ahead financially and they shouldn't count on an inheritance according to the Manulife Financial's latest Investor Sentiment Index. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, January 8, 2014
Manulife Vietnam awarded Certificate of Merit by the Ministry of Finance
Manulife Vietnam, one of the leading life insurers in the market, has been honoured with the Certificate of Merit by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) for its outstanding contribution in building and developing the Vietnamese insurance market. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, January 8, 2014
Manulife Vietnam received certificate of "Sustainable Development Business 2013"
Manulife Vietnam, one of the leading life insurers in the market, was honourably awarded the certificate of "Sustainable Development Business 2013" by the Vietnam Enterprises Institute in accordance with the Global Trade Alliance criteria, under the monitoring and certification of InterConformity (Germany). More
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Boston, January 7, 2014
John Hancock Announces Elite USA Team For 2014 Boston Marathon
John Hancock Financial today announced the Elite USA Team for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. More
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Toronto, January 7, 2014
Manulife Mutual Funds adds five new funds to its lineup
These new funds expand the U.S. equity and balanced fund offering from Manulife Mutual Funds, and capitalize on its asset management expertise in Canada and the U.S. More
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Boston, January 6, 2014
John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index® Rises Slightly in Final Quarter of 2013
The John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index® moved upward slightly in the fourth quarter of 2013, to +22 from +20, as investors grew increasingly positive toward investing in equities. More
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Waterloo, January 6, 2014
Canadian investor confidence still near pre-financial crisis levels
Despite the continued market recovery, Canadian investors remain wary and continue to take a conservative approach to investment and savings vehicles as evidenced by a one-point dip (to +21) in the latest Manulife Financial Investor Sentiment Index. More