News

March 2014

March 28
Independent Board Chair James Oates Named "Trustee of the Year" by Institutional Investor Unit

James M. Oates, independent chairman of the board of the John Hancock Group of Funds, was named "Trustee of the Year" by Fund Director Intelligence, a publication of Institutional Investor, at the 21st Annual Mutual Fund Industry Awards event held last night in New York City....
March 26
John Hancock Freedom 529 Tops $4 Billion in Assets

John Hancock today announced that assets in its John Hancock Freedom 529 college savings plan have topped $4 billion. The national, multi managed, strong performing 529 college savings plan is sold through financial consultants across the country....
March 20
Mayor Walsh, Bill Rodgers Help Unveil 2014 Boston Marathon Street Banners

In a brief program on Boylston Street this morning, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and four-time Boston Marathon Champion Bill Rodgers helped race sponsor John Hancock reveal designs for its 2014 Boston Marathon street banners. Each year, approximately 500 banners are hung in Boston usually a month prior to the race until about a week following the event...
March 19
John Hancock Insurance Enhances Its Flagship Universal Life Product, Protection UL

John Hancock Insurance today announced enhancements to its flagship current assumption universal life product, Protection UL...
March 10
Awards go to Boston Partners Financial Group and Michigan Financial Companies

Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, announced today that Boston Partners Financial Group, LLC, of Andover, MA, led by Managing Partner Mark Marroni, JD, LLM, CLU®, ChFC®, was awarded the President’s Trophy; Michigan Financial Companies in Detroit, MI, led by Nick Valenti has earned Signator Investors’ Growth Award and Laurence V. Plummer, Sr., LUTCF, of Plummer Financial Services, Memphis, TN, has been named Signator Investors’ Representative of the Year for 2013...
March 05
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Leads Industry By Changing How 401(k) Plans Are Priced

John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS) announced today that it will implement a new way of pricing its 401(k) plan services that will help plan sponsors directly address the issue of fairness in the allocation of plan expenses among participants. Driven by a set of strong core values to help ensure retirement plans are built and run for the benefit of all participants, this enhancement is squarely focused on putting participants first...
March 03
John Hancock Insurance Offers Improved Long-Term Care Rider On All Single Life Products

John Hancock Insurance today announced that it has launched an improved Long-Term Care (LTC) rider that is available on many of its life insurance products. The rider now provides greater design flexibility when insuring against rising costs of long-term care...