April 2014

April 24
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Hires Industry Veteran Peggy Santhouse as VP National Accounts

John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) is pleased to announce that it has hired Margaret (Peggy) Santhouse as vice president, National Accounts, responsible for its mid-market distribution relationships with major consulting, advisor and RIA organizations. She will report to George Revoir, senior vice president, Distribution....
April 17
John Hancock Brings Boston Marathon Defending Women’s Champion, Past Champions and Other Kenyan Elite Runners to Hopkinton Marathon Rally

John Hancock today brought the Boston Marathon defending women’s champion Rita Jeptoo, two past champions, and other elite Kenyan athletes, to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 600 students from Hopkinton’s Elmwood Elementary School....
April 16
John Hancock Brings Together 300 Boston Public High School Track Athletes and Boston Marathon Elite Marathoners for Scholars and 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 and Stars in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. More than 300 students from Boston Public High School track teams participated in the event....
April 14
John Hancock Survey Finds Many Investors Plan to Save Their 2013 Tax Refund, or Spend it on a Vacation

A recent survey of investors by John Hancock Financial Services found that half expect to receive a 2013 Federal income tax refund. Close to one in five (17 percent) plan to spend their refund, and the majority of that group (56 percent) plan to spend their refund dollars on a vacation. That’s a significant increase from the first quarter of 2013, when only 36 percent said they planned to finance a vacation with their refund check....
April 04
John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index® Holds Steady in First Quarter of 2014

The John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index® continued its upward trend of the past two quarters, increasing to +23 in the first quarter of 2014 from +22 in the fourth quarter of last year. Also remaining stable is an optimistic financial outlook. Half of investors feel they are in a better financial position today versus two years ago, and 49 percent expect their position will improve two years hence. Moreover, nearly three quarters of those surveyed believe that 2014 will be a positive year for the average US investor....
April 03
John Hancock Launches #WeRunTogether Digital Mosaic

John Hancock today is launching the #WeRunTogether digital mosaic to bring the extended Boston Marathon community together in the weeks leading up to the race on April 21....