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Who we are

Committed to excellence

Established in January 2023, Manulife Global High-Net-Worth (“Manulife Global HNW”) is the gateway to innovative and unique wealth transfer solutions developed by Manulife Bermuda, Hong Kong, and Singapore. We cater to the distinct financial needs of the high-net-worth market, providing relevant and innovative life insurance protection and savings plans to make decisions easier and lives better for our clients. The jurisdictions that comprise Manulife Global HNW are part of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company – an internationally recognized brand synonymous with unwavering financial strength, trust, and stability for over 140 years.

Manulife Global HNW is bolstered by a diverse team of over 70 professionals strategically located around the world. Our collective efforts provide an exceptional and customer-centric experience.

About Manulife Bermuda, Hong Kong, and Singapore

Manulife Global HNW seamlessly integrates the strengths and offerings of our three industry-leading businesses in Bermuda, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Manulife Bermuda operates as a branch of the renowned Canadian insurer, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company. Licensed and regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority and subject to oversight by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) in Canada, Manulife Bermuda specializes in tailored life insurance protection and savings plan products. With a reputation for integrity and an outstanding track record, Manulife Bermuda consistently provides optimal solutions that deliver exceptional results for high-net-worth clients around the world.

Manulife Hong Kong is a trusted name for over 125 years, evolving to become one of the city’s premiere financial service providers.  With a commitment to serving over 2.4 million clients in Hong Kong and Macau, Manulife Hong Kong offers a diverse portfolio of protection and wealth products.  Manulife Hong Kong leverages its pivotal role as a gateway to the Asian markets, ensuring that high-net-worth clients can capitalize on the region’s opportunities and growth.

Manulife Singapore was established in 1899 and has stood as a cornerstone in providing industry-leading protection and wealth management solutions dedicated to meeting the unique needs of high-net-worth clients. Manulife Singapore is a leading financial services provider committed to fortifying strength and stability through its service and high-net-worth solutions clients demand.

Leadership

Our global management team is committed to the success of our high-net-worth clients.

Jean Wong

Head of Manulife Global HNW

Jean Wong, Head of Global HNW is responsible for and provides strategic leadership to Asia Segment’s high-net-worth business focusing on life insurance solutions. 

Prior to her current role, Jean led Manulife Bermuda’s high-net-worth business, transforming the business from a niche insurance carrier to a globally diversified and resilient leader in the international high-net-worth market. Over her five years leading Manulife Bermuda, the business has grown exponentially despite challenging market conditions and a global pandemic.

Jean brings a strong commercial mindset and capabilities derived from a broad experience base that has spanned leadership roles in Sales and Distribution, Product Development, Marketing, and Finance, both within Manulife and at two previous life insurance companies. Jean received her Masters of Accounting from the University of Waterloo, Canada and earned her accreditations as a Chartered Accountant in Canada (Ontario) and as a Certified Public Accountant in the US (Illinois).

Mark Bensman

Head of Manulife Global HNW Distribution

As Head of Manulife Global HNW Distribution, Mark is responsible for driving business growth by maximizing the collective expertise of our three separate high-net-worth businesses (Manulife Bermuda, Hong Kong, and Singapore) in the global high-net-worth market. 

Mark focuses on obtaining new levels of collaboration that will enhance our services and capabilities, making it easier for our distributors and clients to do business with Manulife.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the life insurance industry, Mark has significant expertise in distribution for the international high-net-worth industry. Driven by a passion for problem-solving and customer service, Mark delivers innovative solutions for high-net-worth clients.

In his time outside of work, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, talking about technology, and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jennifer Oksman

Head of Manulife Global HNW Underwriting

Jennifer has worked in the life insurance industry as an underwriter for more than 40 years, 35 of which with Manulife.

Jennifer started her career in reinsurance, focusing on both the North America and International markets. Despite working in the industry for a while, she still loves the underwriting field and is excited to leverage the success of Manulife Bermuda for the new opportunities presented by Manulife Global HNW.

In her free time, you can find Jennifer reading or puttering around in her garden, taking advantage of Bermuda’s climate for outdoor activities.

What we do

Unlock a world of possibilities

We provide a wide range of innovative insurance product solutions enabling high-net-worth clients to accumulate, protect, and transfer their wealth effectively.  Our sole mission is to foster and enhance the legacies of high-net-worth clients, optimizing their financial well-being. Manulife Global HNW leverages strategic locations in Bermuda, Hong Kong, and Singapore, capitalizing on robust regulatory frameworks to deliver solutions to high-net-worth clients around the globe.  By combining our international presence with regional expertise, we provide top-tier services worldwide, propelling our clients towards a bright financial future.

Our mission

Offering a sense of security

Our mission is centered on catering to the distinct needs of the high-net-worth client, achieving this through collaborative partnerships and innovative product solutions.  Each high-net-worth client’s reason for seeking international life insurance is unique: some aim to safeguard their family legacies, while others look to secure their business assets.  Regardless of the reason, Manulife Global HNW is committed to providing high-net-worth clients around the world with protection and security solutions they expect.

Our strengths

Backed by a global financial enterprise

Each Global HNW company - Manulife Bermuda, Hong Kong, and Singapore - benefits from the unwavering financial strength and stability of our parent company, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company. With an internationally recognized brand that has exemplified financial strength and integrity for nearly 140 years and standing as one of the largest life insurance companies in the world, our financial solvency to meet our commitments remains secure.

Our brand reflects our impeccable reputation as a strong, reliable, trustworthy, and forward-thinking financial services provider. Manulife Global HNW offers comprehensive global insurance solutions supported by combined regional expertise and an array of diverse investment opportunities. We recommend financial solutions to high-net-worth clients while leveraging progressive, industry-leading underwriting expertise.

Our product solutions

Bespoke. Innovative. Comprehensive.

Manulife Global HNW understands that managing substantial wealth requires specialized knowledge and tailored strategies. That is precisely why we offer a diverse range of life insurance and savings plan products, drawing from the expertise of our Bermuda, Hong Kong, and Singapore businesses. We are committed to addressing the unique needs of high-net-worth clients who seek to accumulate, protect, or transfer wealth for future generations.  Our team can recommend personalized solutions encompassing various options such as savings and income plans, whole life, variable life, universal life, and everything in between.

Contact your professional financial representative to learn more about Manulife Global HNW’s various product solutions.

 

Manulife Global High-Net-Worth is a trade name used to describe a collection of affiliated insurance company subsidiaries of the Manulife Financial Corporation. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Bermuda Branch) ("Manulife Bermuda") is a branch of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, a Canadian-based life insurance company with global headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority to issue products from its offices in Bermuda. Manulife (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Reg. No. 198002116D) ("Manulife Singapore") is licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to issue products in Singapore. Manulife (International) Limited, incorporated with limited Liability in Bermuda (A subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation) ("Manulife Hong Kong”), is licensed and regulated by the Insurance Authority of Hong Kong to issue products in Hong Kong. Not all products available to all individuals.

The content provided on this website is solely for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or solicit the purchase of any products or services of Manulife Financial and its affiliated companies. Nothing contained herein is intended to constitute any financial, insurance, legal, accounting, or tax advice. Any tax treatment of products shall be determined solely under the applicable laws of the individual client. Legal and tax consequences that may be applicable in any relevant jurisdiction will need to be considered for each client’s situation. Clients should consult with their professional financial representatives before purchasing any products. In Bermuda, insurance products are issued by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Bermuda Branch), a branch of a Canadian-domiciled company incorporated under the laws of Canada. In Hong Kong, insurance products are underwritten by Manulife (International) Limited (incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability) (A subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation). In Singapore, insurance products are underwritten by Manulife (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Reg. No. 198002116D). Manulife and the Block Design are trademarks of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and are used by it, and by its affiliates under license.

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