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July 2015

July 30
Signator Updates Social Media Tools as Part of Core Technology Platform for All Advisors

Signator Investors, Inc. is updating its social media program and tools and making them available as part of its core technology platform. The new program leverages Hearsay Social, a leader in social marketing technology and provider of the Predictive Social Suite for Advisors...
July 30
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services to Offer Morningstar's HelloWallet Financial Wellness Tool to Plan Participants on its Total Retirement Solution Platform

John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, one of the largest providers of retirement plans in the United States, announced it will now offer Morningstar, Inc.'s HelloWallet financial wellness tool to plan sponsors on its Total Retirement Solution platform...
July 20
Nearly Seven in Ten Investors Say They Are Partners with Their Advisors in Financial Decision-Making

Nearly 70 percent of investors say they act as partners with their financial advisors in exploring options and making final decisions regarding financial matters, according to a recent John Hancock survey, while one quarter say they accept what their advisor recommends...
July 15
Signator Investors Adds Strategist Managed Portfolios to Signator Managed Account Platform powered by Envestnet’s ENV2 Technology

Signator Investors, Inc. has added the Strategist Managed Portfolio program (SMP) to its managed account platform which runs on Envestnet’s Next Generation Platform (ENV2) technology...
July 14
John Hancock Adds Vitality Solution to Indexed Universal Life Insurance Product Portfolio

John Hancock Insurance announced today that the John Hancock Vitality solution, a new approach to life insurance that rewards people for healthy living, is now available on its indexed universal life (IUL) products, Protection IUL and Accumulation IUL...
July 13
John Hancock Investments selects Dimensional Fund Advisors to manage suite of multifactor ETFs

In a registration statement filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, John Hancock Investments disclosed that Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (Dimensional) was selected to manage six John Hancock multifactor ...
July 09
John Hancock Launches "Lab of Forward Thinking" Devoted to Generating Innovative Business Solutions

John Hancock held a ribbon-cutting event for its new "Lab of Forward Thinking" (LOFT) last night at its 601 Congress Street location in Boston's Seaport neighborhood, also widely known as the city's up-and-coming ...
July 08
Veteran Advisor Geoffrey Boyer Joins Signator Investors, Inc.

Financial advisor Geoffrey F. Boyer, CFP®, has joined independent broker dealer Signator Investors, Inc., and affiliated his practice locally with Keystone Financial Management of Allentown ...
July 07
Boston Marathon Fundraising Remains Strong After Record Year, $28.3 Million Raised

Participants running on behalf of more than 200 non-profit organizations raised $28.3 million for charity this year in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. The overall total includes $15.6 million raised through the Boston ...
July 07
John Hancock Investments Lowers Expenses Again

John Hancock Investments today announced a sweeping package of expense reductions—its fourth such move in less than three years—on a broad range of funds that together represent more than $36 billion in assets ...
July 02
Manulife Completes Reinsurance Transaction with New York Life

Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced that its U.S. Division (John Hancock Financial) has successfully completed its previously announced reinsurance transaction through which New York Life has assumed ...
July 01
Investor Sentiment at Record High Following Four Consecutive Quarterly Increases, According to John Hancock Survey

Index has risen each quarter since Q3 2014, and has been stable or trending positive since Q3 2013 ...