December 2014

December 23
Manulife Announces Transaction with New York Life Which Significantly Expands John Hancock’s Retirement Plan Services Business

Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced that its U.S. Division, (John Hancock Financial), and New York Life have entered into an agreement under which John Hancock will acquire New York Life’s Retirement Plan Services (RPS) .........
December 17
Most Investors Use the Internet for Financial Research, Tools and Transactions; However, Two-Thirds Prefer to Interact with Advisors in Person

While American investors prefer to research financial product and industry information online, and the majority has used online financial tools and conducted financial transactions online, two-thirds still prefer to interact with their financial .........
December 03
New Study for John Hancock Freedom 529 Plan Shows Majority of Investors Are Saving for College, but Opportunities Exist for 529 Advisors

John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index shows 70% of investors with children or grandchildren plan to contribute to their college education and 62% have started saving .........
December 01
Manulife Asset Management Releases New Research Paper: "Emerging Markets – Refocusing on Reform"

Manulife Asset Management encourages investors in emerging economies to look for new signs of structural reform in 2015 after a recent surge of election activity, according to a new paper: "Emerging Markets – Refocusing on Reform," .........