News

July 2014

July 30
John Hancock Investments Names Matt Blandford as Divisional Sales Manager for the Regional/Financial Institutions Channel

John Hancock Investments said that it has promoted Matt Blandford, CRPC, to the position of Divisional Sales Manager for the Regional/Financial Institutions Channel......
July 21
John Hancock Investments Selects Wellington Management As Manager of John Hancock International Growth Fund

John Hancock Investments has hired Wellington Management to manage the John Hancock International Growth Fund (Class A: GOIGX). The manager appointment was approved by the Fund’s Board of Trustees in June, and was effective at the close of business on July 15......
July 18
650 Teens Join Together for the Summer's Largest Civic Engagement Forum in Boston

In what is believed to be the largest gathering of Boston teens focused on civic engagement this summer, 650 MLK Summer Scholars participants today met at Boston University's Agganis Arena to set a course for personal action in their communities......
July 18
John Hancock Investments Names Charles S. Fry to Sales Team

John Hancock Investments has named Charles S. Fry IV to its sales team, with responsibility for covering the wirehouse channel in North Carolina, South Carolina and southeastern Virginia. He is based in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, and reports to Jim Hickey, Senior Vice President and Divisional Sales Manager.....
July 16
Richmond Financial Advisor Receives Excellence Award

Hermitage Wealth Management President Cory Hoffer Recognized as One of "Richmond's Best Young Advisors"......
July 14
5 Financial Advisors Inducted into Signator Investors' Prestigious 'Hall of Fame'

Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, has inducted five members to its Hall of Fame, presenting them with its Hall of Fame jacket.......
July 08
John Hancock Investments Launches New John Hancock Value Equity Fund

John Hancock Investments has launched the John Hancock Value Equity Fund, the firm announced today. The new Fund (Class A: JVEAX) is managed by a team of portfolio managers at Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney and Strauss, LLC of Dallas, one of the largest value-oriented equity managers in the U.S....
July 07
Responsiveness and Transparency Key for Consumer-Focused Financial Services Companies, Investors Say

Ninety percent of investors say that being able to resolve problems and answer questions quickly is a major part of their definition of a consumer-focused financial services company, according to the second quarter 2014 John Hancock Investor Sentiment Survey....
July 01
John Hancock Investments Lowers Fees on Five Funds

John Hancock Investments announced expense reductions on five mutual funds that together span a range of asset classes. Advisory fees have been reduced and/or breakpoints added on John Hancock Floating Rate Income Fund (Class A: JFIAX), John Hancock Global Income Fund (Class A: JYGAX), John Hancock Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (Class A: JIPAX), John Hancock Financial Industries Fund (Class A: FIDAX), and John Hancock Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund (Class A: JHAAX)....
July 01
BOSTON MARATHON RAISES HISTORIC AMOUNTS FOR LOCAL NON-PROFITS $38.4 Million Raised

Participants running on behalf of non-profit organizations raised $38.4 million for charity this year in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. The 2014 figure is a record amount and nearly doubles the $20 million raised in 2013....
July 01
Retirement Investing Vehicles and Equities Lead in Popularity in Second Quarter 2014 John Hancock Investor Sentiment Survey

Retirement investment vehicles continue to be regarded positively by investors, with eight in ten saying now is a good time to invest in 401(k) plans and IRAs, according to the second quarter 2014 John Hancock Investor Sentiment Survey. More than half of investors polled say they believe it is also a good time to invest in 529 College Savings Plans. Optimism holds steady as well for Target Risk/Lifestyle Funds and for Target Date Funds (with 37 percent of investors saying it is a good or very good time for both)....