September 2008

September 25
Perspective On Recent Market Events By John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund's
(NYSE: HTY) Subadviser Epoch Investment Partners, Inc.

BOSTON, September 25, 2008 - The unprecedented turmoil in global financial markets leads many investors to question future equity return expectations and the stability of the financial system itself. Certainly, the events of recent weeks have reshaped the landscape of Wall Street in dramatic ways...
September 22
John Hancock To Unify Global Fund Selection
And Monitoring

BOSTON, September 22, 2008 - John Hancock's Investment Management Services (IMS) group has expanded its role of providing investment manager selection and review services...
September 22
MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.) Adds
Dennis McCafferty to High Yield Team

Boston, September 22, 2008 - MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.), LLC ("MFC Global (U.S.)") has hired Dennis McCafferty...
September 18
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Receives
14 Marketing Awards from the Insurance and
Financial Communications Association

BOSTON (September 18, 2008) - John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (RPS) received 14 awards from The Insurance and Financial Communicators Association...
September 10
John Hancock Announces Launch Of JH Spectrum Fixed Annuity Product

BOSTON (September 10, 2008)-John Hancock today announced the launch of a new fixed deferred annuity product-JH Spectrum...
September 09
MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.) Names
Reid Kilberg to Sales Team

Boston, September 9, 2008 - MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.), LLC ("MFC Global") has named Reid A. Kilberg to its sales team, effective September 2nd. Mr. Kilberg, a Managing Director, reports to Frank Saeli, head of US institutional sales and relationship management...
September 08
John Hancock Adds Emerging Markets Value Fund To 529 Lineup

BOSTON (September 8, 2008) - John Hancock Freedom 529 has added the John Hancock Funds II Emerging Markets Value Fund, subadvised by Dimensional Fund Advisors, in four of the John Hancock Freedom 529 college savings plan enrollment-based portfolios and one of its static portfolios...