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Boston, August 31, 2015
Manulife Asset Management Posts CAD$9.9 (US$8.1) Billion in Net Institutional Sales Globally in First Half of 2015
Manulife Asset Management, the investment management arm of Manulife (TSX, NYSE: MFC), generated more than CAD$9.9 (US$8.1) billion globally in net institutional new sales in the first half of 2015. More
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Japan, August 31, 2015
Manulife Japan to Commence Sales of Single Premium Whole Life Insurance with Currency Options through Bank of Fukuoka, Kumamoto Bank and Shinwa Bank
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") will commence the sale of single premium whole life insurance with currency options through Bank of Fukuoka, Ltd., Kumamoto Bank Ltd., and Shinwa Bank, Ltd. on September 1. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, August 28, 2015
Manulife Vietnam recognized for development of life insurance industry
Manulife Vietnam, one of Vietnam's leading life insurers, has been granted a Certificate of Merit by the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) People’s Committee – the city’s council -- for the instrumental role it plays in developing the country's life insurance industry. More
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Boston, August 27, 2015
Bill Peressini Named Chief Executive Officer Of Hancock Natural Resource Group
Bill Peressini has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG), the company announced today. More
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Calbayog City, August 27, 2015
Manulife Philippines Opens A New Branch in Calbayog
Manulife Philippines recently opened a new branch in Calbayog City, Samar. More
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Toronto, August 26, 2015
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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Boston, August 25, 2015
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Receives Six Marketing Awards from the Insurance and Financial Communicators Association (IFCA)
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) has received six awards from The Insurance and Financial Communicators Association (IFCA) for marketing and communications creativity, design and writing. More
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Bacolod City, August 25, 2015
Manulife Philippines Inaugurates New Bacolod City Branch Location
Manulife Philippines recently relocated their Bacolod City branch. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, August 24, 2015
Indren Naidoo appointed Chairman of the Members’ Council, Manulife Vietnam
With the approval of Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance, Manulife (Vietnam) Limited (Manulife Vietnam) announced the appointment of Indren Naidoo as its Chairman of the Members' Council - Manulife Vietnam’s Board of Directors. More
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Jakarta, August 20, 2015
Manulife Indonesia and Bank Mualamat launch their first bancassurance product Zafirah Save Link
Manulife Indonesia and Bank Muamalat announced the launch of Zafirah Save Link, a sharia-compliant, unit-linked plan, which is the first product launched under their Bancassurance brand "Zafirah". More
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Hong Kong, August 20, 2015
Manulife Kicks Off Major TV Campaign To Promote More Active Lifestyles
Manulife Hong Kong has kicked off the second wave of a multimedia campaign with the launch of a new TV commercial today to encourage Hong Kong consumers to embrace more active lifestyles through the ManulifeMOVE program. More
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Toronto, August 19, 2015
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 September 15, 2015 to unitholders of record as of August 31, 2015. More
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Toronto, August 19, 2015
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, 2015 to unitholders of record as of August 31, 2015. More
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Toronto, August 18, 2015
Manulife Asset Management Adds Dario Di Napoli as Managing Director, Institutional Sales
Manulife Asset Management announced that it has hired Dario Di Napoli as Managing Director, Institutional Sales. More
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Boston, August 18, 2015
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Promotes Courtney Anderson to Regional Vice President, Northeast Division, Focusing on Upstate New York
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) has promoted Courtney Anderson to regional vice president, responsible for sales and relationship development with financial representatives and plan consultants in John Hancock's Northeast Division, with a focus on upstate New York. More
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Toronto, August 17, 2015
Manulife Investments to Cap its flagship Manulife Monthly High Income Fund
Manulife Investments, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited, today announced that, due to capacity concerns and guided by investors' best interests, it will cap the Manulife Monthly High Income Fund (MOHI). More
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Tokyo, August 14, 2015
Manulife Japan to launch new brand TV ad Aug. 15 "From the window of the train of life"
Manulife Life Insurance Company (President & CEO:Gavin Robinson; Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; referred to as "Manulife Japan" hereinafter) today announced the company will start airing from Saturday, Aug. 15, a new brand TV ad as part of its new brand campaign "You decide the trip of your future." More
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Boston, August 13, 2015
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Hires Jody Ackerman As Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Division, Focusing on Central Ohio
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) has hired Jody Ackerman as regional vice president, responsible for sales and relationship development with financial representatives and plan consultants in John Hancock’s Mid-Atlantic Division, with a focus on central Ohio. She reports to Stephen Davis, divisional vice president, Mid-Atlantic Division. More
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Hong Kong, August 13, 2015
Manulife launches "Good Employer Recognition with Employees" Reward Programme
Manulife announced today the launch of its "Good Employer Recognition with Employees" Reward Programme in support of the inaugural Good MPF Employer Award 2014/15 introduced by the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA). More
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Hong Kong, August 12, 2015
Manulife Asset Management names Bruno Lee Head of Partnership, Product and Platform Development, Wealth and Asset Management, Asia
Manulife Asset Management announced today the appointment of Bruno Lee to the position of Head of Partnership, Product and Platform Development, Wealth and Asset Management, Asia. More
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Toronto, August 10, 2015
Manulife Investments Launches Manulife Strategic Dividend Bundle and Manulife Canadian Growth and Income Private Trust
Manulife Investments, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited (MAML), announced today that it launched a new mutual fund, Manulife Strategic Dividend Bundle and a new Manulife Private Investment Pool, Manulife Canadian Growth and Income Private Trust. More
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Boston, August 10, 2015
Investors Say Quick Problem Resolution and Transparency Are the Top Attributes of a Consumer-Focused Financial Services Company
In a recent survey of investors by John Hancock, nearly 90 percent said that being able to resolve problems and answer questions quickly is a major part of their definition of a consumer-focused financial services company. More
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Hong Kong, August 10, 2015
Manulife Inspires Healthy Living with Innovative Approach to Insurance in Hong Kong
Manulife Asia is pleased to announce today the launch of ManulifeMOVE – a unique insurance concept for consumers, encouraging them to be more active and stay healthy. More
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Toronto, August 6, 2015
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors today announced a quarterly shareholders’ dividend of $0.17 per share on the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (the "Company"), payable on and after September 21, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 18, 2015. More
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Toronto, August 6, 2015
Manulife reports 2Q15 core earnings of $902 million, strong top line growth and $883 billion in assets under management and administration
Manulife Financial Corporation ("MFC") today announced net income attributed to shareholders of $600 million for the second quarter of 2015 ("2Q15"), fully diluted earnings per common share of $0.29 and return on common shareholders’ equity ("ROE") of 6.4%, compared with $943 million, $0.49, and 13.1%, respectively, for the corresponding period in 2014. More
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Boston, August 5, 2015
John Hancock Proposes Major New Real Estate Investment in Boston's Back Bay
Today, John Hancock filed a letter of intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to design and construct a new office building in the City's Back Bay. More
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Japan, August 3, 2015
Manulife Launches New Product "Wrap Partner" Distributed by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Today, Manulife Life Insurance Company (President & CEO:Gavin Robinson; Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; referred to as “Manulife Japan” hereinafter) launched a new product, Currency Options Type Variable WL Insurance (Renewable Interest Crediting Rate Type with Fixed Portion) or Wrap Partner. More
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Cambodia, August 1, 2015
Maybank and Manulife Cambodia sign bancassurance deal
Maybank Cambodia and Manulife Cambodia today signed a bancassurance agreement that will enable Manulife to sell life insurance solutions to Maybank's customers across the country. More
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Boston, July 30, 2015
Signator Updates Social Media Tools as Part of Core Technology Platform for All Advisors
Signator Investors, Inc. is updating its social media program and tools and making them available as part of its core technology platform. More
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Boston, July 30, 2015
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services to Offer Morningstar's HelloWallet Financial Wellness Tool to Plan Participants on its Total Retirement Solution Platform
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, one of the largest providers of retirement plans in the United States, announced it will now offer Morningstar, Inc.'s HelloWallet financial wellness tool to plan sponsors on its Total Retirement Solution platform for use by their plan participants. More
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Japan, July 29, 2015
Manulife Japan Solicits Applications for the 2015 Waku Waku Room Project A Special Playroom for Children Undergoing Treatment in Hospital
Manulife Life Insurance Company (President & CEO:Gavin Robinson; Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; referred to as “Manulife Japan” hereinafter) announced that it has opened the application period for its 2015 “Manulife Waku Waku Room” project to support the building of playrooms for children undergoing medical treatment across various hospitals in Japan. More
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Hong Kong, July 29, 2015
Investors in Asia's wealthiest markets struggle to balance risk with expectations, with investors in China taking on too much risk – Manulife
A study of Asia's five wealthiest markets by Manulife* shows that investors in China take the most risk, while Japanese investors are the most risk averse, with investor behavior in both countries suggesting that investors still need to improve efficiencies in achieving a balanced risk portfolio to reach long-term financial goals. More
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Hong Kong, July 28, 2015
Hong Kong investor sentiment reaches record high before the stock market slide, with hopes largely pinned on China
Manulife's survey revealed that Hong Kong investor sentiment soared to a record high in May before the recent stock market slide. More
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Boston, July 27, 2015
Manulife Asset Management Adds Jason Fromer as Head Currency Trader
Manulife Asset Management said that it has hired Jason Fromer as Managing Director and Head Currency Trader, a new position at the firm. More
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Japan, July 27, 2015
Manulife Japan Announces Brand New Website Design for Easier Access on Mobile Devices
Manulife Life Insurance Company (President & CEO:Gavin Robinson; Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; referred to as "Manulife Japan" hereinafter) announced it has re-vamped its website design allowing for better interphase on mobile devices. More
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Montreal, July 24, 2015
Upcoming Changes to Standard Life Mutual Funds line-up
Manulife Asset Management Ltd. (MAML), now the manager of the Standard Life Mutual Funds (following the previously announced amalgamation with Standard Life Mutual Funds Ltd.), today announced that as part of its evaluation of the investment options of the newly combined organization to determine the best platform for its customers, it will terminate the following funds on or about September 25, 2015: More
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Singapore, July 23, 2015
Manulife Singapore announces key leadership appointments to support strategic growth plans
Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd. has announced new appointments to its senior leadership team to support its strategic growth plans and align leadership responsibilities with key areas of focus for the company. More
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Toronto, July 23, 2015
Manulife to Release Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its second quarter 2015 financial results on the morning of Thursday, August 6, 2015. More
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Toronto, July 22, 2015
Manulife Investments Lowers Risk Rating on Five Funds and Caps Certain Funds
Manulife Investments, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited, today announced that it will lower the risk rating on five of its mutual funds and cap certain other funds. More
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Toronto, July 21, 2015
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 August 14, 2015 to unitholders of record as of July 31, 2015. More
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Toronto, July 21, 2015
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 14, 2015 to unitholders of record as of July 31, 2015. More
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Boston, July 20, 2015
Nearly Seven in Ten Investors Say They Are Partners with Their Advisors in Financial Decision-Making
Nearly 70 percent of investors say they act as partners with their financial advisors in exploring options and making final decisions regarding financial matters, according to a recent John Hancock survey, while one quarter say they accept what their advisor recommends for them. More
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Boston, July 15, 2015
John Hancock Increases Commercial and Residential Real Estate in San Diego, California
John Hancock, the U.S. division of Manulife Financial Corporation, one of the largest life insurance companies in the world, today announced that it has acquired a nine building commercial portfolio and two residential communities in San Diego, California. More
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Boston, July 15, 2015
Signator Investors Adds Strategist Managed Portfolios to Signator Managed Account Platform powered by Envestnet's ENV2 Technology
Signator Investors, Inc. has added the Strategist Managed Portfolio program (SMP) to its managed account platform which runs on Envestnet's Next Generation Platform (ENV2) technology. More
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Boston, July 14, 2015
John Hancock Adds Vitality Solution to Indexed Universal Life Insurance Product Portfolio
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 indexed universal life (IUL) products, Protection IUL and Accumulation IUL. More
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Boston, July 13, 2015
John Hancock Investments selects Dimensional Fund Advisors to manage suite of multifactor ETFs
In a registration statement filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, John Hancock Investments disclosed that Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (Dimensional) was selected to manage six John Hancock multifactor exchange-traded funds (ETFs), leveraging Dimensional’s long record of applying insight from academic research into a systematic investment process across asset classes. More
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Singapore, July 13, 2015
Manulife Singapore's retirement campaign gives Singaporeans wake-up call to take charge of their retirement
Manulife Singapore has launched a new retirement-themed campaign to bring home an important message to Singaporeans – take charge of your retirement now and act before it is too late. More
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Boston, July 9, 2015
John Hancock Launches "Lab of Forward Thinking" Devoted to Generating Innovative Business Solutions
John Hancock held a ribbon-cutting event for its new "Lab of Forward Thinking" (LOFT) last night at its 601 Congress Street location in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood, also widely known as the city's up-and-coming "Innovation District." More
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Boston, July 8, 2015
Veteran Advisor Geoffrey Boyer Joins Signator Investors, Inc.
Financial advisor Geoffrey F. Boyer, CFP®, has joined independent broker dealer Signator Investors, Inc., and affiliated his practice locally with Keystone Financial Management of Allentown. More
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Boston, July 7, 2015
Boston Marathon Fundraising Remains Strong After Record Year, $28.3 Million Raised
Participants running on behalf of more than 200 non-profit organizations raised $28.3 million for charity this year in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. More
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Boston, July 6, 2015
John Hancock Investments Lowers Expenses Again
John Hancock Investments today announced a sweeping package of expense reductions—its fourth such move in less than three years—on a broad range of funds that together represent more than $36 billion in assets under management. More
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Waterloo, July 6, 2015
Manulife Bank to Add More Than 800 Automated Banking Machines Across Canada
Manulife Bank today announced the planned installation of approximately 830 automated banking machines (ABMs) in select Mac's Couche-Tard and Circle K locations across Canada to help customers better meet their day-to-day banking needs. More
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Sta. Rosa City , July 6, 2015
Manulife Philippines' Sta. Rosa branch moves to a new location
Manulife Philippines recently moved to a new location in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, as it looks to bring more convenience to customers. More
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Cambodia, July 6, 2015
Manulife Cambodia Signs 5-year Angkor Wat Half Marathon Sponsorship Deal
Manulife Cambodia is pleased to announce it has signed a 5-year contract to become the principal sponsor of the world famous Angkor Wat International Half Marathon from 2015 until 2019. More
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Toronto, July 2, 2015
Manulife Completes Reinsurance Transaction with New York Life
Manulife Financial Corporation today announced that its U.S. Division (John Hancock Financial) has successfully completed its previously announced reinsurance transaction through which New York Life has assumed, on a reinsurance basis, a net 60 percent interest in John Hancock’s in-force participating life insurance closed block, which was written prior to John Hancock’s demutualization in 2000. More
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Manila, July 2, 2015
CTBC Bank and Manulife Philippines sign an agreement to make available Manulife's investment linked products to CTBC Bank's Trust clients
CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp., through its Trust and Investment Services Department (TISD) and Manulife Philippines recently signed an agreement that enables CTBC Bank's TISD to make available Manulife's investment linked products to its customers. More
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Boston, July 1, 2015
Investor Sentiment at Record High Following Four Consecutive Quarterly Increases, According to John Hancock Survey
Investor sentiment ticked up one point to +29 in the second quarter of 2015, its highest since the inception of the John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index® in January of 2011. More
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Tokyo, July 1, 2015
Customers can flexibly accumulate foreign currency assets for their retirement with Manulife’s new product "Kodawari Kojin Nenkin"
Manulife Life Insurance Company will commence the nationwide sales of a new product that allows customers to make payments in yen but accumulate retirement assets in either US dollars (USD) or Australian dollars (AUD). More
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Japan, June 30, 2015
Manulife Japan to Commence Sales of Single Premium Whole Life Insurance with Currency Options through Chugoku Bank, Ltd
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") will commence the sale of single premium whole life insurance with currency options through Chugoku Bank, Ltd. on July 1. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, June 30, 2015
Manulife Vietnam Launches 4 New Life Stage Solutions for Customers
Manulife Vietnam, one of the country’s leading life insurers, today announced the launch of 4 new comprehensive financial solutions, which together with available enhanced options, are designed to meet the different and changing needs of customers and their families throughout their various life stages. More
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Boston, June 29, 2015
John Hancock Investments Enters UCITS Business
John Hancock Investments today announced the launch of John Hancock Worldwide Investors, PLC, a Dublin-domiciled UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) platform designed to extend the reach of firm's signature manager-of-managers approach. More
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Boston, June 26, 2015
Manulife Asset Management Expands U.S. Consultant Relations Team
Manulife Asset Management said today that it has expanded its global consultant relations team by appointing Yana Turner as a Managing Director and Casey Satterlee as Consultant Relationship Manager. More
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Boston, June 26, 2015
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) Makes LPL Financial’s Employee Advice Solution Available to Mutual Plan Sponsor Clients
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) announced today it is supporting the use of LPL Financial’s Employee Advice Solution (EAS), a tool available within LPL’s Worksite Financial Solutions platform. More
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Toronto, June 25, 2015
Manulife Asset Management Names Michael Reid as Senior Strategist, Pension Solutions
Manulife Asset Management said today that Michael Reid has been promoted to a newly created role of Senior Strategist, Pension Solutions, within the firm’s Investment Solutions Team, effective June 15. More
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Boston, June 25, 2015
John Hancock Insurance Launches Industry-First "LifeTrack" Solution
John Hancock Insurance today announced it has launched an industry-first policy management solution, called LifeTrack. More
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Boston, June 22, 2015
Manulife Asset Management Private Markets Announces Three Senior Appointments
Manulife Asset Management Private Markets, the private asset management arm of Manulife (TSX, NYSE: MFC), today announced three senior appointments. More
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Toronto, June 18, 2015
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 18, 2015
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, 2015 to unitholders of record as of June 30, 2015. More
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Toronto, June 18, 2015
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, 2015 to unitholders of record as of June 30, 2015. More
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Singapore, June 18, 2015
Manulife Singapore wins awards for excellence in customer service and corporate social responsibility
Manulife (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has clinched two awards in the 2014 International Customer Relationship Excellence (CRE) Awards, one of the most comprehensive and respected forms of assessment and recognition in the field of customer services internationally. More
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Makati City , June 18, 2015
Manulife Philippines Awards Lucky Customers with Trip to Hong Kong Disneyland
Manulife Philippines awarded a young Filipino family who were among the first registrants for its "Bundle of Joy", a program that caters to the needs of expectant parents or parents of newborns, with a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland. More
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Shanghai, June 18, 2015
Manulife-Sinochem to sell mutual funds in China
Manulife-Sinochem is pleased to announce it has become the first foreign invested joint-venture life insurance company in China authorized to sell mutual funds, as it seeks to meet growing demand for diversified wealth solutions in one of the world's largest and fastest growing economies. More
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Japan, June 17, 2015
Manulife Japan to Commence Sales of Single Premium Whole Life Insurance with Currency Options through Yamagata Bank, Ltd
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") will commence the sale of single premium whole life insurance with currency options through Yamagata Bank, Ltd. on July 1. More
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Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
Manulife Asset Management Names Claude Chene as Global Distribution Head
Manulife Asset Management announced today that it has appointed Claude Chene as Global Head of Distribution, effective July 1, 2015. More
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Boston, June 16, 2015
Manulife Asset Management Names Claude Chene as Global Distribution Head
Manulife Asset Management announced today that it has appointed Claude Chene as Global Head of Distribution, effective July 1, 2015. More
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Waterloo, June 16, 2015
Four in ten homeowners made an extra payment on their mortgage in the past year, Manulife Bank of Canada Debt Survey Shows
Canadian homeowners are taking concrete steps to reduce their debt, with four in ten reporting that they either made extra mortgage payments or increased the amount of their mortgage payment in the past year, according to a new survey released by Manulife Bank of Canada. More
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Toronto, June 15, 2015
Manulife Investments announces change to Manulife U.S. Diversified Growth Fund
Manulife Investments, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited, the investment fund manager and portfolio advisor of Manulife U.S. Diversified Growth Fund, today announced that on or about July 15, 2015, Manulife Asset Management (US) LLC will be appointed as sub-advisor to the Fund. More
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Hong Kong, June 15, 2015
Manulife announces new senior appointments
Manulife has announced the appointment of three senior executives in Hong Kong to support its business needs and developments. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, June 10, 2015
Manulife Vietnam Celebrates 16th Anniversary with Blood Donation Campaign
Manulife Vietnam, a leading life insurer in Vietnam, celebrated its 16th anniversary today by holding its annual blood donation campaign "Give Blood – Save Life", in cooperation with the Red Cross Society of District 7. More
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Makati City , June 6, 2015
Filipinos' preference for saving through cash limits growth of their assets; cost of big ticket purchases rising at a faster rate – Manulife Asset Management
For every step forward the average investor in Asia – the Filipino investor included - takes towards meeting their big financial goals, many fall half a step back, because of the rising costs of those goals, according to a new report by Manulife Asset Management. More
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Jakarta, June 4, 2015
Cash the culprit in Indonesia as investment returns fall 6.6% short of cost growth of financial goals – Manulife Asset Management
For every step forward the average investor in Asia takes towards meeting their main financial goals, many fall half a step back owing to the rising costs of those goals, according to a new report by Manulife Asset Management. More
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Kuala Lumpur, June 3, 2015
Cash the culprit in Malaysia as investment returns fall 2.8% short of cost growth of financial goals – Manulife Asset Management
For every step forward the average investor in Asia takes towards meeting their main financial goals, many fall half a step back owing to the rising costs of those goals, according to a new report by Manulife Asset Management. More
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Singapore, June 3, 2015
Cash the culprit in Singapore as investment returns fall 3.6% short of cost growth of financial goals – Manulife Asset Management
For every step forward the average investor in Asia takes towards meeting their main financial goals, many fall half a step back owing to the rising costs of those goals, according to a new report by Manulife Asset Management. More
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Hong Kong, June 2, 2015
Cash the culprit in Asia as investment returns fail to match cost growth – Manulife Asset Management
For every step forward the average investor in Asia takes towards meeting their main financial goals, many fall half a step back due to the rising costs of those goals, according to a new report by Manulife Asset Management. More
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Boston, June 1, 2015
Manulife Asset Management Issues New Report on "The Changing Shape of Capital Markets in Emerging Economies"
Capital markets in emerging economies have remained significantly underdeveloped relative to their powerhouse underlying economies, but will likely experience profound shifts over the next 15 years, with implications for debt and equity investors, according to a new report from Manulife Asset Management. More
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Toronto, June 1, 2015
Manulife 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 $350 million principal amount of subordinated debentures. More
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Boston, May 28, 2015
John Hancock Announces Strategic Development Partnership with Vertical Management Systems
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) announced today that it is entering into a new strategic, multi-phased development agreement with Vertical Management Systems (VMS) of Pasadena, California. More
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Toronto, May 27, 2015
Manulife 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 $350 million principal amount of 2.389% fixed/floating subordinated debentures due January 5, 2026 (the "Debentures"). More
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Boston, May 27, 2015
John Hancock acquires One South Wacker, a 40 story, Class "A" office building in Chicago's Central Business District
John Hancock, the U.S. division of Manulife Financial Corporation, today announced it has acquired One South Wacker, a 40 story, 1,195,170 SF, Class "A" office building located in Chicago's Central Business District's West Loop. More
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Boston, May 26, 2015
John Hancock Acquires Software Provider Guide Financial, Inc. As Part of Companywide Long-Term Innovation Plan
John Hancock announced today that it has acquired Guide Financial, Inc., a San Francisco-based software provider for financial advisors. More
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Toronto, May 19, 2015
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, 2015 to unitholders of record as of May 29, 2015. More
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Toronto, May 19, 2015
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, 2015 to unitholders of record as of May 29, 2015. More
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Japan, May 15, 2015
Manulife Japan to Commence Sales of Single Premium Whole Life Insurance with Currency Options Through Toyama Bank, Ltd
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") will commence the sale of single premium whole life insurance with currency options through Toyama Bank, Ltd. on May 18. More
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Japan, May 15, 2015
Manulife Japan to Commence Sales of Single Premium Whole Life Insurance with Currency Options through Fukushima Bank, Ltd
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") will commence the sale of single premium whole life insurance with currency options through Fukushima Bank, Ltd. on May 18. More
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Boston, May 14, 2015
New John Hancock Vitality Life Insurance Solution now available in 35 states; 5 Additional States approved since April launch, including FL, MI, NJ, PA and UT
John Hancock today announced that its new John Hancock Protection UL policy with Vitality is available in 35 states, reflecting the addition of 5 new states including Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Utah, since launch in April. More
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Singapore, May 14, 2015
Manulife Singapore launches new investment-linked plan that aims to help customers grow their wealth faster
Manulife (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has launched Manulink Enrich, a regular premium investment-linked plan designed to give customers a head-start in growing their wealth by investing 100% of the premium right from the beginning. More
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Singapore, May 13, 2015
Manulife Singapore Appoints New Chief Operations Officer
Manulife (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has announced the appointment of Tan Lay Hoon as its Chief Operations Officer. More
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Toronto, May 12, 2015
Manulife Financial Corporation announces intention to redeem Class A Preferred Shares, Series 1
Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced its intention to redeem all of its outstanding 14,000,000 Non-cumulative Class A Shares, Series 1 ("Series 1 Preferred Shares") for cash on June 19, 2015. More
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Jakarta, May 12, 2015
Manulife Indonesia delivers steady results in 2014
Manulife Indonesia reported steady results in 2014 driven primarily by the growth of new business premiums which rose 15% year-on-year to Rp3.2 trillion. More
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Toronto, May 11, 2015
Manulife Investor Day 2015 – Delivering Results and Preparing for the Future
Manulife Financial Corporation (“Manulife” or the “Company”) is hosting an institutional Investor Day in Toronto today, scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. ET. More
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Manila, May 8, 2015
Filipino Investors Optimistic About Returns, Though Many Rely on Property & Cash – Manulife
Philippine investors appear happy with their investment returns last year and are also optimistic about expected returns in 2015, though many appear to be relying on the comfort of cash and property when it comes to their investment decisions, according to new research by Manulife. More
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Toronto, May 7, 2015
Manulife Announces Election of Directors
Manulife Financial Corporation (Manulife) announced today that the nominees listed in the management information circular dated March 11, 2015 were each elected as a director at the Annual Meeting held earlier today in Toronto. More
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Toronto, May 7, 2015
Manulife releases 2014 Public Accountability Statement
Manulife today released its 2014 Public Accountability Statement. More
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Toronto, May 7, 2015
Manulife Financial Corporation increases dividend
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors today announced an increase of 10% or 1.5 cents per share to its quarterly shareholders’ dividend resulting in a dividend of 17 cents per share on the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (the “Company”), payable on and after June 19, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 20, 2015. More
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Toronto, May 7, 2015
Manulife reports 1Q15 net income of $723 million, core earnings of $797 million, and announces a 10% dividend increase, bringing the total dividend increase to 31% over the last 12 months
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”) announced today net income attributed to shareholders of $723 million for the first quarter of 2015 (“1Q15”), fully diluted earnings per common share of $0.36 and return on common shareholders’ equity (“ROE”) of 8.4%, compared with $818 million, $0.42, and 11.9%, respectively, for the corresponding period in 2014. More
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Waterloo, May 4, 2015
New Manulife product makes buying term insurance faster and simpler for clients and advisors
Manulife today announced the launch of Manulife Quick Issue Term, a new term insurance product for Canadians looking for quick, simple term insurance protection with no medical tests. More
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Toronto, April 30, 2015
Manulife's Investor Day 2015
Manulife will host an Investor Day on Monday, May 11, 2015 in Toronto from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET, where Manulife's senior management will present the Company’s strategic direction with a particular focus on its Asia and Wealth & Asset Management businesses for which new supplemental financial information will be provided. More
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Cambodia, April 29, 2015
Manulife Launches Innovative Group Protection Plan in Cambodia
Manulife Cambodia has launched the Manulife Group Protector, a new comprehensive life insurance solution designed to protect companies' employees and their families. More
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Boston, April 28, 2015
John Hancock Vitality Life Insurance Solutions Launches HealthKit-enabled App for iPhone and iPod touch; allows policyholders to get rewarded for recording healthy activities on iPhone and the Apple Watch
John Hancock today announced the launch of its new John Hancock Vitality app for iPhone and iPod touch. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, April 27, 2015
Manulife Vietnam's "Manulife – My Beloved Family" Wins the 2015 Trusted Product Award
"Manulife - My Beloved Family", an innovative 3-in-1 financial solution for families, has been named "Trusted Product 2015" by the Intellectual Property and Creativity Magazine. More
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Boston, April 27, 2015
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Hires Nick Barcelona As Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Division, Focusing on Pittsburgh
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) has hired Nick Barcelona as regional vice president, responsible for sales and relationship development with financial representatives and plan consultants in John Hancock's Mid-Atlantic Division, with a focus on Pittsburgh. More
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Boston, April 27, 2015
John Hancock Insurance Announces Strategic Relationship with Synodex
John Hancock Insurance today announced a strategic relationship with Synodex, a division of Innodata Inc. (NASDAQ: INOD). More
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Toronto, April 23, 2015
Manulife to Release First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its first quarter 2015 financial results on the morning of Thursday, May 7, 2015. More
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Japan, April 22, 2015
Manulife Japan to Commence Sales of Single Premium Whole Life Insurance with Currency Options through The Juroku Bank, Ltd
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") will commence the sale of single premium whole life insurance with currency options through the Juroku Bank, Ltd. on April 23. More
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Waterloo, April 22, 2015
Investors in US, Canada and Asia divided on cash management but rank equities high according to Manulife Investor Sentiment Indices
Manulife surveyed over 6000 investors across Canada, the United States and Asia in Hong Kong; China; Taiwan; Japan; Singapore; Malaysia; Indonesia and the Philippines in the fall of 2014. More
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Hong Kong, April 22, 2015
Eric Liu joins Manulife Asset Management as Portfolio Manager for Hong Kong and China fixed income
Manulife Asset Management today announces that it has appointed Eric Liu as Portfolio Manager with its Hong Kong dollar (HKD) and renminbi (RMB) fixed income team. More
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Toronto, April 21, 2015
Three Manulife Investments mutual funds achieve 5-Star Morningstar Ratings
Manulife Investments, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited, today announced that three of its mutual funds, Manulife Dividend Income Fund, Manulife Dividend Income Class and Manulife Strategic Balanced Yield Fund have attained the 5-Star Morningstar Rating. More
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Tokyo, April 21, 2015
Manulife Japan opens "Waku Waku Room" at Kitasato University Hospital
Manulife Japan has opened a "Waku Waku Room" at Kitasato University Hospital in Kanagawa providing children undergoing medical treatment there with much-needed recreation space. More
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Toronto, April 20, 2015
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$0.0416 per Class A Unit of the Fund and US$0.0416 per Class U Unit of the Fund, will be paid on May 14, 2015 to unitholders of record as of April 30, 2015. More
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Toronto, April 20, 2015
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, 2015 to unitholders of record as of April 30, 2015. More
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Singapore, April 20, 2015
Manulife Singapore expands distribution capabilities with launch of financial advisory firm
Manulife Singapore has launched Manulife Financial Advisers (Manulife FA), which provides a wide range of offerings for customers’ life insurance, savings and retirement needs from Manulife as well as other trusted providers. More
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Boston, April 16, 2015
John Hancock Brings Boston Marathon Champions and Other Elite Kenyan Runners to Hopkinton Marathon Rally
John Hancock today brought three Boston Marathon champions, Wesley Korir, men's 2012 champion, Sharon Cherop, women's 2012 champion, and Caroline Kilel, women’s 2011 champion, 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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Boston, April 15, 2015
John Hancock Brings Together 350+ 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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Boston, April 15, 2015
Signator Supports Advisors with Continuity Plan
Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN), is offering its advisors a simplified continuity agreement that can be implemented between advisors or between an advisor and the firm. More
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Indonesia, April 15, 2015
Manulife Indonesia celebrates its 30th anniversary with innovative new medical insurance, first of its kind in Indonesia
Manulife Indonesia, one of Indonesia's leading life insurers, celebrated its 30th anniversary with the launch of MiUltimate HealthCare, the first medical insurance of its kind in the country to provide a wellness program as an additional benefit for its clients. More
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Toronto, April 14, 2015
Manulife Completes Transaction with New York Life, Significantly Expanding John Hancock's Retirement Plan Services Business
Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced that its U.S. Division (John Hancock Financial), has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of New York Life's Retirement Plan Services business. More
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Boston, April 13, 2015
Monetary Policy Divergence Driving Global Market Volatility, says Manulife Asset Management Report
Monetary policy divergence is driving volatility in local asset values in markets around the world and investors should prepare for this volatility to continue, according to a report just released by Manulife Asset Management. More
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Boston, April 13, 2015
Half of Investors Plan to Save Their 2014 Tax Refund, John Hancock Survey Finds, and A Quarter will Reduce Debt
A recent survey of investors by John Hancock Financial found that 52 percent of investors who expect to receive a Federal tax refund will funnel their check into a savings account, while 25 percent plan to pay down debt. More
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Boston, April 8, 2015
John Hancock Introduces a Whole New Approach to Life Insurance in the U.S. That Rewards Customers for Healthy Living
John Hancock Insurance today announced a whole new approach to life insurance that rewards people for healthy living. More
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Singapore, April 8, 2015
DBS and Manulife Form 15-Year Regional Life Bancassurance Partnership
DBS Bank Ltd and Manulife Financial Asia Limited are pleased to announce that they have entered into a 15-year regional distribution agreement covering four mutually significant markets, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Indonesia. More
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Hong Kong, April 2, 2015
Manulife announces senior agency promotions
A total of 16 agency leaders have been promoted by Manulife (International) Limited in recognition of their contribution to what the company takes pride in – the professionalism and customer-centricity of its sales force. More
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Boston, April 1, 2015
John Hancock Investments Honored With 2015 Lipper Fund Awards
Three funds in the John Hancock Investments family were honored at the 2015 Lipper Fund Awards event last night in New York City. More
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Boston, April 1, 2015
Investor Sentiment Reaches Highest Point in Five Years, According to John Hancock Survey
Investor sentiment has reached its highest level since the inception of the John Hancock Investor Sentiment Survey five years ago, rising to +28 in the first quarter of 2015 from a score of +22 in the first quarter of 2011. More
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Hong Kong, April 1, 2015
Manulife's Chief Information Officer recognised as Hong Kong CIO Awards 2015 Winner
Manulife's Chief Information Officer ("CIO") Lilian Wong has won the CIO Award in the Large Enterprise category at the Hong Kong CIO Awards, co-organised by Computerworld Hong Kong and CIO Connect. More
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Boston, March 31, 2015
Manulife Asset Management Hires Michael J. Mahoney as Managing Director, Taft-Hartley Sales
Manulife Asset Management announced that Michael J. Mahoney has joined the firm’s U.S. distribution team as Managing Director, Taft-Hartley Sales. More
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Boston, March 31, 2015
John Hancock Investments Wins "Ad Campaign of the Year" at Mutual Fund Industry Awards; Honored with Hall of Fame Award
John Hancock Investments won "Advertising Campaign of the Year" at the 22nd Annual Mutual Fund Industry Awards event, sponsored by Fund Industry Intelligence, on Thursday evening, March 26, in New York City. More
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Toronto, March 30, 2015
Manulife Investments Makes Change to Portfolio Management Team for Manulife Preferred Income Class
Manulife Investments, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited, announced that effective today, portfolio management responsibilities for Manulife Preferred Income Class (the "Fund") will change with the appointment of a co-lead for the Fund. More
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Makati City , March 30, 2015
Manulife Philippines delivers record insurance sales in 2014
Manulife Philippines registered significant growth in 2014, with fourth quarter insurance sales increasing 56 per cent over the same period in 2013. More
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Makati City , March 26, 2015
Manulife Health Choice Protects You Against Costly Medical Bills
Manulife Philippines is offering a health care solution that will help Filipinos get the best medical care possible, while ensuring that the cost of treatment will not be a financial drain on the family. More
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Bangkok, March 25, 2015
Manulife Asset Management (Thailand) launches India equity fund to capitalise on growth opportunities in Asia’s next economic giant
Manulife Asset Management (Thailand) has announced the upcoming launch of the Manulife Strength – India Equity FIF (MS-INDIA or "the Fund"), an open-ended Foreign Investment Fund (FIF) designed to uncover hidden gems with the potential to generate attractive returns in the Indian equity market. More
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Boston, March 24, 2015
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Hires Erik Whinery As Regional Vice President, Central Division, Focusing on Central Texas
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) has hired Erik Whinery as regional vice president, responsible for sales and relationship development with financial representatives and plan consultants in John Hancock's Central Division, with a focus on central Texas. More
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Tokyo, March 24, 2015
Investors Have Strong Desire to Invest
Responding to improving market conditions, and frustrated with their returns over the past year, Japanese investors want to invest more, according to the results from Manulife’s latest quarterly Manulife Investment Sentiment Index (MISI). More
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Boston, March 23, 2015
John Hancock Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund and John Hancock Strategic Growth Fund Mark Three-Year Anniversaries, Strong Performance
John Hancock Investments said that two of its top-performing funds – the John Hancock Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund (GARS) and the John Hancock Strategic Growth Fund – both marked three-year anniversaries in late December of 2014, subsequently receiving Morningstar ratings in January of 2015. More
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Boston, March 23, 2015
Signator Investors Announces Top Independent Firms and Representatives for Past Year
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 MarroniJD, LLM, CLU®, ChFC®, was awarded the President's Trophy; Acorn Financial Services in Roseland, NJ, led by Managing Partner Joseph Oakes IV, has earned Signator Investors’ Growth Award and Dennis Pettinelli of Pettinelli Financial Partners of Redwood City, CA, has been named Signator Investors' Representative of the Year for 2014. More
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Beijing, March 23, 2015
Cash and Property No Longer King - Revealing the New Market Savvy China Investor
China investors are increasingly open to sophisticated and diverse investment alternatives but are keeping their cool by maintaining a moderated and skills-based investment approach, according to new research by Manulife. More
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Toronto, March 23, 2015
Manulife's Marianne Harrison to Present at National Bank Financial 2015 Canadian Financial Services Conference
Marianne Harrison, President and CEO, Manulife Canada, is scheduled to present at the National Bank Financial 2015 Canadian Financial Services Conference in Montreal on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:05 a.m. ET. More
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Toronto, March 20, 2015
Manulife's Management Information Circular and Annual Report available online
Manulife's Management Information Circular and 2014 Annual Report are being mailed to shareholders and are now available for download at manulife.com. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, March 20, 2015
Asian retail investor sentiment rocked by central bank policy, oil prices – Manulife
A crosscurrent of macro-economic developments, ranging from monetary easing and stimulus in Mainland China and Japan, to the collapse in oil prices, heavily influenced retail investor sentiment in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the Manulife Investor Sentiment Index. More
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Boston, March 19, 2015
Mayor Walsh, Meb Keflezighi and Bill Rodgers Help Unveil 2015 Boston Marathon Street Banners and Mark John Hancock's 30th Year as Principal Sponsor
In a brief program on Boylston Street this morning, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, 2014 Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and four-time Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers helped race sponsor John Hancock reveal its 2015 Boston Marathon street banners and mark 30 years as principal sponsor of the race. More
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Toronto, March 19, 2015
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, March 19, 2015
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$0.0416 per Class A Unit of the Fund and US$0.0416 per Class U Unit of the Fund, will be paid on April 15, 2015 to unitholders of record as of March 31, 2015. More
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Toronto, March 19, 2015
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, 2015 to unitholders of record as of March 31, 2015. More
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Taipei, March 19, 2015
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) takes home multiple honors in 2015 TFF-Bloomberg Best Fund Awards and Lipper Fund Awards (Taiwan) 2015
Several of Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan)'s onshore and offshore investment funds were winners at the 2015 TFF-Bloomberg Best Fund Awards and Lipper Fund Awards (Taiwan) 2015. More
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Boston, March 18, 2015
Veteran Advisors Thomas Hokr, Chris Sherwin Join Signator Investors, Inc.
Financial advisors Thomas Hokr, CLU®, ChFC®, AIF®, and Chris Sherwin, CFP®, MBA, today affiliated with independent broker dealer, Signator Investors, Inc., and merged their practices with that of Rollie Martin, AIF®, CLU®, ChFC®, chairman and CEO of Martin Financial Services, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN. More
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Toronto, March 18, 2015
Manulife Investments launches new Private Investment Pool and two mutual funds
Manulife Investments, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited, today announced the launch of a new Manulife Private Investment Pool (MPIP), Manulife U.S. Balanced Value Private Trust, and two new mutual funds, Manulife Strategic Investment Grade Global Bond Fund and Manulife U.S. Dollar Strategic Income Fund. More
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Singapore, March 18, 2015
Manulife unveils new mascot in support of Singapore's national water safety programme, SwimSafer
Manulife Singapore, the presenting sponsor of national water safety programme SwimSafer, has unveiled a new mascot that will support the company's community outreach efforts to educate children on water safety. More
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Waterloo, March 16, 2015
Dr. Laureen Rance named Director of Pharmaceutical Relations
Manulife has appointed Dr. Laureen Rance to the new role of Director of Pharmaceutical Relations. More
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Hong Kong, March 16, 2015
Manulife's new brand campaign presents the life of Hong Kong people in the year 2040
Manulife Hong Kong has launched a new wave of its multi-media, consumer-oriented Retirement Solutions brand campaign, illustrating the daunting realisation of the impact of time and inflation on the lives of Hongkongers and reminding them of the importance of early retirement planning. More
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Taipei, March 12, 2015
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) named "Best Employer Taiwan 2015" and "Best Employer – Woman"
Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan) has been named "Best Employer Taiwan 2015" and "Best Employer – Woman" in Aon Hewitt's annual "Best Employers – Taiwan 2015" list. More
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Toronto, March 10, 2015
Manulife 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 $750 million principal amount of subordinated debentures. More
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Toronto, March 6, 2015
Manulife Joins Consortium Acquiring Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership at Port of Montreal
Manulife together with four Quebec-based institutional investors acquired an equity interest in Montreal Gateway Terminals, which operates two of the three international container terminals at the Port of Montreal. More
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Toronto, March 5, 2015
Manulife 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 $750 million principal amount of 2.10% fixed/floating subordinated debentures due June 1, 2025 (the "Debentures"). More
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Hong Kong, March 3, 2015
Hong Kongers feel better off than their parents – Manulife Investor Sentiment Index survey
More than half of Hong Kongers feel better off than their parents' generation, but young people are more optimistic than the older group about the next generation's financial future, despite rising living costs, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index survey. More
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Boston, March 2, 2015
Benefit Concepts of Haddonfield, NJ, Named "Practice of the Year" by Signator Investors, Inc.
Benefit Concepts of Haddonfield, NJ, led by Founder and Principal Daniel Boychuck, AIF®, was named "Practice of the Year" for 2014 by Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network. More
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Toronto, February 26, 2015
Manulife Asset Management Expands Client Solutions Through Recently-Added LDI Capabilities
Manulife Asset Management has significantly expanded its liability driven investing (LDI) capabilities as a result of Manulife's acquisition of the Canadian operations of Standard Life, which closed late last month. More
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Tokyo, February 25, 2015
Manulife Seimei Cup "The 9th Economics Koshien" National High-School Financial Quiz Tournament: Miyazaki Nishi High School Wins the Final Round
"Manulife Seimei Cup: The 9th National High-School Financial Quiz Tournament", a national financial quiz tournament for high-school students (organized by the non-profit Association for the Promotion of Financial Literacy), sponsored by Manulife Japan, was held on Sunday, February 15th, 2015, and won by Miyazaki Nishi High School of Miyazaki Prefecture after hours of intense competition. More
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Boston, February 24, 2015
Signator Hires Eric Millican as National Recruiter
Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, hired Eric D. Millican, CWS®, as a national recruiter responsible for sourcing, attracting and retaining qualified financial advisors, it was announced today by Brian Heapps, president, John Hancock Financial Network. More
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Hong Kong, February 24, 2015
Manulife Hong Kong's MDRT membership climbs 16%
The number of Manulife Hong Kong advisors qualifying for the world-renowned Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) membership grew by 16% year-on-year in 2014, the fourth consecutive year that its numbers have risen. More
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Toronto, February 19, 2015
Manulife files 2014 Audited Annual Financial Statements and Related MD&A
Manulife Financial Corporation has filed its 2014 audited annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014 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, 2015
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$0.0416 per Class A Unit of the Fund and US$0.0416 per Class U Unit of the Fund, will be paid on March 13, 2015 to unitholders of record as of February 27, 2015. More
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Toronto, February 17, 2015
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 13, 2015 to unitholders of record as of February 27, 2015. More
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Japan, February 16, 2015
Manulife Japan to Commence Sales of Single Premium Whole Life Insurance with Currency Options through Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") will commence the sale of single premium whole life insurance with currency options through Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. on March 2. More
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Japan, February 13, 2015
Manulife Japan to Commence Sales of Single Premium Whole Life Insurance with Currency Options through The Aozora Bank, Ltd
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") will commence the sale of single premium whole life insurance with currency options through the Aozora Bank, Ltd. on February 16. More
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Toronto, February 12, 2015
Tom Jenkins appointed to Manulife's Board of Directors
Manulife Financial Corporation and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company today announced that P. Thomas (Tom) Jenkins, OC, has been appointed to their Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2015. More
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Toronto, February 12, 2015
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors today announced a quarterly shareholders’ dividend of $0.155 per share on the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (the “Company”), payable on and after March 19, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 25, 2015. More
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Toronto, February 12, 2015
Manulife Financial reports 2014 net income of $3.5 billion and core earnings of $2.9 billion, up 12% and 10%, respectively, over 2013
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”) announced today net income attributed to shareholders of $640 million for the fourth quarter of 2014 (“4Q14”) and $3,501 million in the full year of 2014. This compares to $1,297 million and $3,130 million for the corresponding periods in 2013. More
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Boston, February 11, 2015
Bill Peressini Named President Of Hancock Natural Resource Group
Bill Peressini has been named President of the Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG), Chief Executive Officer Dan Christensen said today. More
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Boston, February 11, 2015
John Hancock Insurance Launches New Term Life Insurance Product
John Hancock Insurance today announced it has re-engineered its term life insurance, providing more consumers with an affordable solution to help with their big financial decisions. More
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Boston, February 9, 2015
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Promotes Barbara Wilderman To Regional Vice President in the Southeast Division
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) has promoted Barbara Wilderman to regional vice president, responsible for sales and relationship development with financial representatives and plan consultants in John Hancock's Southeast Division, with a focus on South Carolina and East Georgia. More
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Hong Kong, February 5, 2015
Manulife celebrates two decades of walking for millions
A significant landmark was reached recently in Manulife's charitable history: the company celebrated its 20th anniversary of participating in the Community Chest's "Walk for Millions". More
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Hong Kong, February 5, 2015
Manulife appoints Michael Dommermuth Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Asia
As part of its commitment to providing Asian investors with the most efficient investment solutions possible, Manulife announced today that it has brought the company’s Asian wealth and asset management divisions together under one umbrella with the appointment of Michael Dommermuth to the position of Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Asia. More
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Waterloo, February 3, 2015
North America Divided – Canadians think cash is king, while Americans prefer stocks
Over one-third of Canadians polled say it is a good time to invest in cash according to a recent Manulife Investor Sentiment Index (ISI). More
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Toronto, February 2, 2015
Manulife builds on leading positions in Canadian market
Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife" or "MFC") today announced that The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of the Canadian-based operations of Standard Life plc. More
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Singapore, January 29, 2015
Singapore investors aiming for high returns in 2015
Singapore investors expect average investment returns of 8.2 percent in 2015, but risk a repeat of their disappointments from 2014, according to new research from Manulife. More
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Hong Kong, January 29, 2015
Asian retail investor sentiment rocked by central bank policy, oil prices – Manulife
A crosscurrent of macro-economic developments, ranging from monetary easing and stimulus in Mainland China and Japan, to the collapse in oil prices, heavily influenced retail investor sentiment in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the Manulife Investor Sentiment Index. More
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Makati City , January 29, 2015
Take the first step to secure your family's future with Manulife's Bundle of Joy
The arrival of a newborn is an important milestone for parents – a joyous occasion for every Filipino family. More
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Hong Kong, January 29, 2015
Hong Kong investor sentiment slides, driven down by fixed income and property – Manulife survey
Hong Kong investor sentiment dropped five points in the last quarter of 2014, ending a gradual uptick in the prior three quarters. More
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Toronto, January 29, 2015
Manulife to Release Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Financial Results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its fourth quarter and year end 2014 financial results on the morning of Thursday, February 12, 2015. More
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Toronto, January 28, 2015
Manulife Asset Management Appoints Roger Renaud President, Canada
Manulife Asset Management has announced that Roger Renaud will become President, Canada, upon close of Manulife’s acquisition of the Canadian-based assets of Standard Life Plc. More
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Boston, January 28, 2015
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Hires Treye Weilbacher As Regional Vice President in the Central Division
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) has hired Treye Weilbacher as regional vice president, responsible for sales and relationship development with financial representatives and plan consultants in John Hancock's Central Division, with a focus on Louisiana and Mississippi. More
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Hong Kong, January 27, 2015
Manulife Asset Management consolidates Asia fixed income franchise with appointment of CIO, Fixed Income, Asia (ex-Japan)
As part of its continued commitment to the Asian fixed income market, Manulife Asset Management has announced that Endre Pedersen, Senior Managing Director, Asian Fixed Income with Manulife Asset Management, has been named Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Asia (ex-Japan). More
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Singapore, January 27, 2015
Manulife Asset Management consolidates Asia fixed income franchise with appointment of CIO, Fixed Income, Asia (ex-Japan)
As part of its continued commitment to the Asian fixed income market, Manulife Asset Management has announced that Endre Pedersen, Senior Managing Director, Asian Fixed Income with Manulife Asset Management, has been named Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Asia (ex-Japan). More
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Singapore, January 23, 2015
Manulife Singapore's ManuSignature Series Offers Financial Solutions Targeted at High Net Worth Individuals
Manulife (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has launched the ManuSignature Series, which is designed to cater to the unique financial needs of high net worth individuals (HNWIs). More
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Toronto, January 22, 2015
New Report Highlights Seven Key Global Themes for 2015
In a new report available at ManulfeAM.com, "The Salient Seven: Seven Key Economic Themes for the Year Ahead and Beyond," Manulife Asset Management chief economist Megan Greene and Robert Boyda, co-head of the Portfolio Solutions Group, outline the major forces shaping the global economy in 2015 and beyond, and assess their implications for investors. More
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Toronto, January 20, 2015
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 13, 2015 to unitholders of record as of January 30, 2015. More
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Toronto, January 20, 2015
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$0.0416 per Class A Unit of the Fund and US$0.0416 per Class U Unit of the Fund, will be paid on February 12, 2015 to unitholders of record as of January 30, 2015. More
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Boston, January 20, 2015
John Hancock Financial Announces 2015 Boston Marathon International Elite Field
In its 30th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20. More
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Hong Kong, January 19, 2015
Manulife announces senior appointments in Hong Kong
Manulife (International) Limited has announced the appointment of three senior executives in Hong Kong. More
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Toronto, January 16, 2015
Anticipated 2015 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 2015 will be C$0.125 per unit or C$0.50 per annum. More
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Boston, January 12, 2015
John Hancock Survey Finds More than Four in Ten Investors Plan to Work in Retirement
More than four in ten investors (45 percent) plan to work during their retirement years, with 34 percent of that group planning to take a new part-time job and 29 percent continuing to work at their existing job on a part-time basis, according to the fourth quarter 2014 John Hancock Investor Sentiment Survey, a quarterly poll of affluent investors. More
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Toronto, January 12, 2015
Manulife enhances critical illness insurance with enhanced features and improved rates
Manulife Insurance today announced product enhancements and some price improvements to its Lifecheque critical illness insurance. More
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Ho Chi Minh City, January 12, 2015
Manulife Vietnam Launches New 3-in-1 Family Finance Solution: Manulife - My Beloved Family
Manulife Vietnam, a leading life insurer in Vietnam, today announced the launch of Manulife – My Beloved Family, an innovative 3-in-1 financial solution, offering families a combination of comprehensive protection, product flexibility and attractive long-term savings. More
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Boston, January 8, 2015
Stephen Davis Joins John Hancock Retirement Plan Services As Divisional Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic Region
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) is pleased to announce that it has hired Steve Davis as divisional vice president, responsible for sales and sales management in the Mid-Atlantic region. More
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Tokyo, January 8, 2015
Manulife Japan Adds New Features to ManuFlex and ManuMed Universal Life Insurance Products1
Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") today announced new versions of its ManuFlex and ManuMed universal-type insurance products. More
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Boston, January 7, 2015
John Hancock Announces Return of Men's Champion Meb Keflezighi and Elite USA Teammates For 2015 Boston Marathon
John Hancock Financial today announced the Elite USA Team for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. More
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Boston, January 5, 2015
Investor Sentiment Jumps in 2014's Final Quarter
Investor sentiment took a jump upward in the fourth quarter of 2014 after remaining level for the previous year, according to the John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index®, a quarterly measure of investors' views on a range of investment choices, life goals, and economic outlook. More