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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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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