January 2014

January 27
Most Investors Shun Household Budgeting, John Hancock Survey Finds

A recent survey of affluent investors by John Hancock found that most (67 percent) do not have much use for household budgeting. Of those who don't budget, only a third think they would be better off financially if they prepared one...
January 24
MLK Summer Scholars Program Seeks Not-for-Profit Partners

John Hancock invites community-based-not-for-profits to apply for partnership in its largest annual education initiative, the MLK Summer Scholars program. The initiative is named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and pays tribute to his message of social change through hard work...
January 21
John Hancock Financial Announces 2014 Boston Marathon International Elite Field

In its 29th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on April 21. A complete field list follows...
January 21
John Hancock Investments Launches Two New Equity Funds, Expanding Alternatives Lineup

John Hancock Investments today announced the launch of two innovative mutual funds targeting lower-volatility equity strategies designed to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns. John Hancock Seaport Fund employs a long/short, multi-sleeve equity strategy similar to a hedge fund-of-funds to pursue a more favorable risk/return profile than global equities. John Hancock Enduring Equity Fund invests in companies around the world with long-lived physical assets and competitive advantages that may result in low levels of earnings volatility and offer the potential for dividend income and inflation protection...
January 21
John Hancock Survey Finds Investors Confident About Their Own Retirement, Less So About Their Childrens

A recent John Hancock survey found that investors are relatively confident of their preparation and expectations for retirement, but are divided on the outlook for their children. Six in 10 surveyed say they expect their quality of living in retirement to be better than their own parents, and close to a third think it will be about the same, while nine percent say they expect it to be worse. Yet a third of investors believe their children's quality of life in retirement will be worse, with about 40 percent thinking it will be about the same, and three in ten expecting that their children's retirements will be better...
January 08
John Hancock Insurance Launches New Consumer Website

John Hancock Insurance today announced the launch of its new consumer website
January 07
John Hancock Announces Elite USA Team For 2014 Boston Marathon

John Hancock Financial today announced the Elite USA Team for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. The exceptional U.S. team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes Desiree Davila Linden, Shalane Flanagan, Amy Hastings, Serena Burla, Adriana Nelson, Dathan Ritzenhein, Meb Keflezighi, Brett Gotcher, Jason Hartmann, Nick Arciniaga and Jeffrey Eggleston...
January 06
John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index Rises Slightly In Final Quarter of 2013

The John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index moved upward slightly in the fourth quarter of 2013, to +22 from +20, as investors grew increasingly positive toward investing in equities. The Index ended 2013 four points higher than the fourth quarter of 2012, and seven points higher than the same period in 2011...