News

February 2014

February 27
Jim Brockelman Rejoins John Hancock Retirement Plan Services

Jim Brockelman is rejoining John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) as national director, mid-market, effective this week. He will report to Bob Carroll, national sales manager, JH RPS, and lead the company’s expansion into the 401(k) mid-market sector...
February 26
Signator Investors, Inc. Launches Program, Dedicated Team to Help Advisers with Practice Management

Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, announced today that it is making a significant effort to help its advisers improve and grow their practices by launching the Signator Practice Management Program and hiring a dedicated five-person team of practice management consultants...
February 26
Signator Investors, Inc., Makes Client Discovery More Efficient with Technology

Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, has rolled out eFactfinder, a web-based data gathering tool linked to Signator's key business processing platforms, in order to make the client discovery process -- including fact finding, needs analysis and account opening -- a seamless integrated process...
February 26
Signator Investors, Inc. Enhances Website, Blog and Facebook Presence

Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, has enhanced its website, blog and Facebook presence in an effort to become a leading resource on practice management and other advisor-focused topics...
February 24
John Hancock’s Redesigned Accumulation IUL Product Offers Strong Death Benefit Protection, Significant Cash Value Growth Potential

John Hancock Insurance today announced that it has launched a redesigned indexed universal life insurance product - Accumulation IUL...
February 18
John Hancock Investments finds DC plan sponsors adding alternatives

John Hancock Investments’ defined contribution (DC) clients are adding alternative mutual funds to their menu of plan options at a rapid pace. Since the end of 2012, more than 400 plans have added John Hancock Investments’ alternative strategies—including John Hancock Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund and John Hancock Alternative Asset Allocation Fund...
February 14
John Hancock Investments Posts Breakout Year in 2013

John Hancock Investments, a wealth management business of John Hancock Financial, posted a breakout year in 2013. Full-year 2013 sales increased across all distribution channels, rising 79 percent over 2012, to $23.3 billion. In comparison, mutual fund industry overall sales in 2013 increased approximately 21 percent, with sales in the intermediary channel increasing approximately 20 percent...
February 14
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Receives Top Marks from Advisors, Plan Sponsors and Industry Associations

John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) is starting 2014 strong, having earned top rankings and awards from advisors, plan sponsors and industry associations throughout the past year. Among the recognition was...
February 06
New Electronic Signature Capability Enhances John Hancock's Life Insurance Customer Service

John Hancock Insurance has enhanced its life insurance online services with the introduction of electronic signatures. This change eliminates the need for customers to print, sign and mail the most common life insurance customer service forms...
February 05
Spencer Financial of Sudbury, MA, Named "Practice of the Year" by Signator Investors for 2013

Spencer Financial, LLC, a financial services firm based in Sudbury, MA, led by Managing Partner W. Thomas Spencer Jr, was named "Practice of the Year" by Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network. This national competition recognizes and rewards excellence in business management, and is the pre-eminent measure of accomplishment within Signator Investors...
February 03
John Hancock Investments Closes Disciplined Value Mid Cap Fund to New Investors

John Hancock Investments said that it closed the John Hancock Disciplined Value Mid Cap Fund (Class A: JVMAX; Class C: JVMCX; Class I: JVMIX; Class R4: JVMTX; Class R6: JVMRX) to new investors, effective at the close of business on January 31, 2014...
February 03
John Hancock Investments Reduces Expenses across a Range of Mutual Funds

John Hancock Investments is reducing sales charges for Class A shares on 16 fixed-income funds, including the elimination of the front-end sales charges on the John Hancock Floating Rate Income Fund (Class A: JFIAX) and the John Hancock Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund (Class A: JMBAX) for investments of $250,000 or more. John Hancock Investments is also modifying the CDSC schedule for Class A shares of John Hancock Floating Rate Income Fund and John Hancock Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund, as described below. In addition, the firm is contractually lowering expenses for nearly all of their funds with Class R6 institutional share classes. These expense reductions and modifications are effective immediately...