Manulife is proud to be the recipient of many awards that recognize the Company for its overall excellence and specific achievements in areas such as corporate governance, communications, customer satisfaction, professional training and education, and charitable and community programs.
China, December 16, 2011 MSL 2011 CSR Event won the sixth “2011 Shanghai Distinguished PR Case –Public Participation” by the Shanghai PR Association Manulife actively participates in and carries out various social charitable activities, particularly the annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Event - an interactive platform for staff, agents and customers to engage in charity fundraising and direct donation. The 2011 MSL CSR event “Fostering 37 degrees Celsius,” which raised funds for elderly cataract patients to undergo eye surgery by selling wall lights, won recognition from the Shanghai PR Association in its “2011 Shanghai Distinguished PR Case” appraisal. The jury consisted of university professors, academics, industry experts and senior media representatives.
New York, December 16, 2011 John Hancock Funds II Lifecycle 2040 Portfolio among the 10 best funds for retirement TheStreet Ratings named the John Hancock Funds II Lifecycle 2040 Portfolio R1 among its 10 best 2040 retirement funds.
China, December 15, 2011 MSL and MSL Beijing Branch awarded “The Most Reliable Insurance
Company” in the “Golden Policy” Appraisal by Beijing News For the fourth consecutive year, Manulife was recognized as “The Most Reliable Insurance Company” in the annual “Golden Policy” Appraisal organized by Beijing News. The two-month long poll began in October with approximately a dozen insurance companies with branch offices in Beijing participating in the election. Data were collected for the evaluation through audience voting, business evaluation, expert opinion and appraisal on business executives.
Hong Kong, December 12, 2011 Manulife Hong Kong won double at Benchmark Wealth Management Awards Manulife (International) Limited (“Manulife Hong Kong”) has been designated the “Best in Class” — the competition’s top honour — at the Benchmark Wealth Management Awards 2011. The Company was presented with awards in two categories — “Protection Provider of the Year” and “Best Health-Care Product” — in recognition of its innovation, best practices and excellent governance in the financial services sector.
Canada, December 2, 2011 Manulife Mutual Funds Honoured at 2011 Morningstar® Canadian Investment Awards™ Manulife Mutual Funds took home several prestigious awards at the 17th annual Morningstar® Canadian Investment Awards™ gala event, held on November 30th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Manulife Mutual Funds’ 2011 brand advertising, with the theme – “Investments Shouldn’t Always Be On Your Mind” – won top honours as Best Marketing Campaign. Manulife Investments won a Silver award from the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) for Investor Education for the unique Solut!ons program, while the Manulife Strategic Income Fund was honoured with a Bronze award -- Best High Yield Fixed Income Fund.
New York, December 2, 2011 Three John Hancock Equity-Income Funds named among TheStreet Ratings’ 10 Best Equity-Income Funds for 2012 The John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund, John Hancock Preferred Income Fund and John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II were named among TheStreet Ratings’ 10 best equity-income funds for 2012.
Canada, December 1, 2011 Gail Cook-Bennett and Cindy Forbes named recipients of 2011 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards Gail Cook-Bennett, Chair of Manulife’s Board of Directors and Cindy Forbes, EVP and Chief Actuary were named recipients of 2011 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards by the Women's Executive Network. The awards celebrate Canada’s highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and have become one of Canada's most recognizable honours.
Vietnam, November 21, 2011 Manulife Vietnam becomes the first ISO-accredited life insurer in Vietnam Manulife Vietnam received the ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system. For Manulife Vietnam, the receipt of ISO 9001:2008 certification, the most widely recognized international standards for quality management system, is an important step in maintaining its leadership position in the industry. Manulife Vietnam’s quality system was assessed by Bureau Veritas Certification, the global certification leader in the Quality, Health and Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility fields.
Boston, November 21, 2011 John Hancock Mutual Funds Wins "Best in Class" Award for Portfolio Insight in Interactive Media Awards™ Competition John Hancock Funds won the top award in the Financial Services category for its Portfolio Insight “Compare” tool for financial advisers, in the recent Interactive Media Awards™ competition. Given by the Interactive Media Council, the Best in Class award “represents the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism,” according to the Council.
Canada, November 16, 2011 Manulife Financial recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers Manulife Financial was named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers 2012 by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The annual competition identifies companies that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Manulife’s support for employees includes innovative learning and career development, continuous learning subsidies, global projects, recognition programs and a variety of services such as financial and professional development seminars.
China, November 10, 2011 Manulife-Sinochem awarded “Most Reputable Foreign Insurance Company” To celebrate the 10th anniversary of China’s entry into the World Trade Organization, the popular Chinese internet portal Sohu.com carried out an appraisal on all foreign insurance companies in China, and Manulife-Sinochem (MSL) was selected “Most Reputable Foreign Insurance Company.” The appraisal was carried out over five months through public online voting, financial journalist voting and expert election. MSL won the election for its robust operations and strong partnerships.
Boston, November 1, 2011 John Hancock Awarded 2011 Mayoral Prize for Innovations in Primary Care John Hancock was selected as a recipient of the City of Boston’s 2011 Mayoral Prize for Innovations in Primary Care for the Innovations in Workplace Settings category. Recipients of this award were selected based on their efforts to improve access to primary care in Boston through innovation. Through the wellness program, HealthMatters, John Hancock has demonstrated its commitment to lessen the stress on the primary care system in Boston.
Indonesia, October 27, 2011 Manulife Indonesia Receives “Good” Predicate in Life Insurance Category from Net Promoter Loyalty Award 2011 PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia (Manulife Indonesia) has been presented a “Good” rating in the Life Insurance category from Net Promoter Loyalty Award 2011. The award uses a marketing research methodology called Net Promoter Score (NPS), which measures marketing enhancement, company financial performance, customer loyalty and company profit.
Hong Kong, October 17, 2011 Manulife Asset Management Portfolio Managers named “Most Astute Investors in Asian Local Currency Bond Research 2011” Four of Manulife Asset Management's Portfolio Managers have been named among the “Most Astute Investors in Asian Local Currency Bond Research” by The Asset Benchmark Research for 2011.
Boston, October 17, 2011 John Hancock Annuities wins “Outstanding Website” Award from Web Marketing Association in 2011 Web Awards John Hancock Annuities was a recipient of the “Outstanding Website” award in the Investment, Insurance, and Financial Services categories by the Web Marketing Association for their 2011 Web Awards.
Boston, October 17, 2011 John Hancock Funds’ Web Site named one of kasina’s “Top Ten Web Sites for Financial Intermediaries” for the Sixth Consecutive Year John Hancock Funds ranked fourth in kasina’s 13th annual report of the best web sites for financial intermediaries. This marks the sixth year running that John Hancock Funds’ web site has been recognized by kasina.
Boston, October 17, 2011 John Hancock Mutual Funds wins NOVA “Platinum” award for Creativity in Marketing Operations John Hancock Funds won the top award for Creativity in Marketing Operations at this year’s NOVA Awards (formerly the Fund Operations Awards), organized by Money Management Executive. The “Platinum” award honoured John Hancock Funds for its “Who Knew?” marketing and advertising campaign, which showcases the quality and breadth of its mutual funds.
Hong Kong, October 12, 2011 Manulife named the “Best Company for Financial Planning Excellence” for fifth consecutive year Manulife (International) Limited (Manulife) has been designated the “Best Company for Financial Planning Excellence” in the insurance sector of the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards for the fifth year running. The Financial Planner Awards are co-organized annually by the South China Morning Post (SCMP) and the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong, and have become highly prized in the worlds of insurance, banking and independent financial advice. A winner of this title since its inception in 2007, Manulife consistently achieved the largest number of individual successes in the competition. This year, 21 out of 33 winners were Manulife entrants.
Canada, October 7, 2011 Manulife recognized as Top 100 Employer in Canada Manulife Financial was recognized by the Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2012. The annual competition identifies the best companies to work for in the country, with a focus on attracting and retaining employees. More than 12,000 companies were invited to participate in the competition which evaluated eight key areas in the workplace: physical workplace; work & social atmosphere; health, financial & family benefits; vacation & time off; employee communications; performance management; training & skills development; and community involvement.
Hong Kong, September 28, 2011 Manulife wins Silver Award at the 2011 HKMA Quality Award With its strong commitment to delivering top-quality services, Manulife (International) Limited has won the Silver Award in the 2011 HKMA Quality Award. Organized by the Hong Kong Management Association, the Quality Award recognizes those firms that have achieved outstanding levels of quality and made a lasting commitment to the process of quality management.
Indonesia, September 22, 2011 Manulife Indonesia Named 1st Best Life Insurance Company at the ABAI Insurance and Reinsurance Award 2011 Manulife Indonesia won the 1st Best Life Insurance Company in 2011 from ABAI (Indonesian Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers Association). Indicators used on this assessment include timely-managed claim payments, number of marketing offices and hospital providers, simple and hassle-free service at hospital providers and reputation with brokers, hospitals and customers.
Boston, September 14, 2011 John Hancock Life wins five awards for marketing and communications excellence John Hancock Life was recently recognized with five awards by the Insurance Marketing and Communications Association (IMCA) and their peers at the Insurance and Financial Communicators Association (IFCA). The Q1 Journal, John Hancock Life’s flagship publication, earned a Best in Show award at the IMCA competition. John Hancock Life also took home two Awards of Excellence and two Honourable Mentions from IFCA for other notable marketing and communications materials.
Boston, September 6, 2011 John Hancock Strategic Income Opportunities Fund #1 Global Bond Fund The John Hancock Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (JIPAX) won the #1 spot among global bond funds as determined by Bloomberg Markets Magazine. With a 15.5 percent total return for the year ending June 30, 2011, 13.0 percent for three years, and a 9.8 percent five-year total return, the Fund posted the top score of 93.3. In addition, the John Hancock Strategic Income Fund (JHFIX) placed third among the top global bond funds in the Bloomberg rankings, posting a one-year total return of 15.1 percent, 10.7 percent for three years, and 8.1 percent for five years. Each of these funds is managed by Manulife Asset Management.
Bangkok, September 1, 2011 Manulife Thailand receives prestigious Prime Minister's Insurance Award for third consecutive year Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra recently presented a Prime Minister's Insurance Award for 2010 to Mr. Alan Ng, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Insurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited for the category “Insurance Company with Excellent Management Development.” This is the third consecutive year Manulife Thailand has won a Prime Minister’s Award. Manulife Thailand was selected for its excellence in overall management development based on key business principles crucial to business success.
Canada, September 1, 2011 CoverMe.com wins in the Eighth Annual International Business Awards CoverMe.com, the Affinity Markets Direct-to-Consumer website from Canadian Division, has won the 2011 International Business Award known as the Stevie® Award, for best website in the category of insurance. The Stevie Awards recognize achievements of organizations worldwide, and are overseen by a global board of prominent professionals.
Boston, August 26, 2011 John Hancock Retirement Plan Services honoured by Insurance and Financial Communicators Association John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) received 14 awards from the Insurance and Financial Communicators Association. JHRPS was honoured with three “Best in Show” awards, eight “Awards of Excellence” and three “Honourable Mentions.”
Boston, August 26, 2011 John Hancock Strategic Income Fund ranked among top five rated diversified bond mutual funds For the second consecutive month, John Hancock Strategic Income A Fund was named among the top five Zacks #1 ranked diversified bond mutual funds by Zacks Investment Research.
New Zealand, August 26, 2011 Hancock Forest Management receives Research Participation and Uptake Award Technical Manager David Lowry was recognized at the inaugural Future Forests Research Awards for his scientific research reviews and work in ensuring industry research is relevant and well targeted.
Canada, August 8, 2011 Five IFCA awards for Manulife Investments Marketing Manulife Investments received five awards from the Insurance & Financial Communicators Association (IFCA) for marketing and communications creativity, design and writing. Now in its 79th year, the IFCA Awards provides marketing and communication professionals with an opportunity to have their work judged by a jury of their peers. Manulife Investments was recognized with one “Best in Show” award, two “Awards of Excellence” and two “Honourable Mentions” for outstanding work in advertising and customer promotion materials.
Boston, August 3, 2011 John Hancock Awarded Bike Friendly Silver Level Award from the City of Boston For the fourth year in a row, John Hancock was recognized by the City of Boston and Mayor Thomas M. Menino at the annual Bike Friendly Business Awards for promoting “bike-friendly” lifestyles to its employees in Boston. The Bike Friendly Business award recognizes firms that help make Boston a better place for bikers by providing facilities, services and benefits to cyclists.
Boston, July 28, 2011 John Hancock Strategic Income Fund ranked among top five highest yielding diversified bond mutual funds John Hancock Strategic Income A Fund was named one of the top five Zacks #1 ranked diversified bond mutual funds by Zacks Investment Research.
Hong Kong, July 21, 2011 Manulife an eight-time winner of the Yahoo! Hong Kong Emotive Brand Award For the eighth consecutive year, Manulife has won the Yahoo! Hong Kong Emotive Brand Award (Insurance Category). This award aims to increase public awareness of quality brands and services, as well as recognize companies with good brand values and strong emotional bonds with their customers.
Indonesia, July 14, 2011 Manulife Indonesia wins three awards from Indonesia Brand Champion
2011 Manulife Indonesia won the Indonesia Brand Champion Award 2011 in three categories, including: The Best Customer Choice of Health Insurance, The Best Customer Choice of Unit Link Insurance, and The Most Popular Brand of Health Insurance. Conducted by MarkPlus Inc., the Brand Champion Awards are based on survey responses from 620 public respondents in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Semarang, Medan, and Makassar.
Hong Kong, June 29, 2011 Manulife continues winning streak with Top Service Award Manulife won the Next Magazine’s Top Service Award 2011 in the category of ‘Insurance Companies – Personal Financial Planning’, marking its 12th consecutive victory for the prestigious award.
Boston, June 14, 2011 John Hancock Annuities Wins Two Awards for "Retirement Talk" The John Hancock Annuities Retirement Talk® client-education program has received two awards from the Web Marketing Association (WMA). The WMA recognized the Retirement Talk online video as “Best Financial Services Online Video,” and the Retirement Talk microsite, www.jhretirementtalk.com, for “Outstanding Website.” The awards, given during the WMA’s annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC), honour the best online advertising and marketing initiatives, and recognize the individuals and organizations responsible for developing the tools.
Manila, June 13, 2011 Manulife Financial Corporation awarded for outstanding corporate governance in the Philippines Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC), one of two foreign companies listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), has been recognized by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) as among the publicly listed corporations with the highest scores in ICD’s 2010 Corporate Governance Scorecard. MFC received a Silver Award by earning an average score of 94.9 per cent for the following categories: rights of shareholders (92 per cent); equitable treatment of shareholders (96 per cent); role of stakeholders (100 per cent); disclosure and transparency (100 per cent); and board responsibility (89 per cent).
Toronto, June 8, 2011 Manulife’s partnership program in St. James Town recognized with 2011 Canadian Business and Community Partnership Award Manulife’s community collaboration in support of capacity building for St. James Town, Toronto has won a 2011 Canadian Business and Community Partnership Award presented by Imagine Canada and Volunteer Canada. Established in 1996, the Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding partnerships and impactful corporate community involvement between businesses and non-profit organizations that create innovative ways to support Canadian communities.
Shanghai, June 7, 2011 Manulife-Sinochem honoured with the “Top Branding Foreign/JV Insurer” media award Major media in China honoured Manulife-Sinochem with the award
“Top Branding Foreign/JV Insurer” in an industrial survey reviewed by the public and experts.
Hong Kong, May 24, 2011 Manulife voted most Trusted Brand for eight years in a row Readers of Reader’s Digest have again chosen Manulife (International) Limited as the Gold winner in the Hong Kong insurance-company category of the global publication’s Trusted Brands Awards — for the eighth consecutive year. Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Survey is one of the most representative and transparent consumer surveys in Asia, with results arrived at solely by consumers’ scoring of brand attributes.
Hong Kong, May 24, 2011 Manulife is Hong Kong’s only insurer to be officially named a “Manpower Developer” Manulife (International) Ltd. (“Manulife”) has been named a “Manpower Developer” (“MD”) by the Employees Retraining Board (ERB) — the only insurance company in Hong Kong to be so designated this year.
Boston, May 16, 2011 John Hancock Mutual Funds wins three advertising awards from the Web Marketing Association John Hancock Mutual Funds received three awards from the Web Marketing Association during their annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC). John Hancock won three “Best of Industry” IAC awards for the ‘Roth Conversion Campaign,’ including: Best Investment Online campaign, Best Marketing Online campaign, and Best Mutual Fund Online campaign.
Jakarta, May 13, 2011 PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia honoured with two awards: ‘Best Insurance Company of the Year’ and ‘Service Quality Award 2011’ Manulife Indonesia won the The Best Insurance Company of the Year award at the ASEAN Business Awards 2011 held in Jakarta on May 13. Manulife Indonesia was recognized by the judges for having a good reputation, intellectual insight and high integrity, consistently displaying high dedication, always being supportive towards government programs and having high levels of competency in life insurance. Manulife has also once again earned the Service Quality Award 2011 in the Health Insurance Service category from Service Excellence magazine, Marketing magazine group, and the Carre-Centre for Customer Satisfaction & Loyalty. Manulife Indonesia previously won this award in 2008 and 2010.
Shandong, May 12, 2011 Manulife-Sinochem Shandong branch received top score in insurance industry integrity award Manulife-Sinochem earned the top score in a province-wide study of integrity in the insurance industry in Shandong, conducted by CIRB Shandong and the Shandong Insurance Industry Association. The study examined 30 companies. MSL scored the highest in several areas including new contract service integrity, disclosure of contract disclaimers, 10-day hesitation period, potential client loss for lapses within 2 years, and overall client satisfaction, as well as earning the top position overall for the survey.
Boston, May 10, 2011 John Hancock’s Cassato Honoured with John B. Pearson Excellence in Mentoring Award Bob Cassato, Chairman, John Hancock Wood Logan, has been named the 2011 recipient of the prestigious “John B. Pearson Excellence in Mentoring” award presented by LPL Financial, John Hancock Wealth Management’s top independent broker/dealer. Mr. Cassato initiated John Hancock’s relationship with Big Brothers Big Sisters 10 years ago and “bigs” and “littles” have benefited in numerous ways ever since.
Manila, May 3, 2011 Manulife Philippines given “Excellence in Education” Award a fourth time Manulife Philippines has been given the 2011 Excellence in Education (EIE) award by the Life Office Management Association (LOMA), one in only 55 of the 1,200 LOMA member-companies to have been recognized with this honour worldwide. This is the fourth time (1998, 2008, 2010 and 2011) that Manulife Philippines received the LOMA EIE Award for its ongoing commitment to the professional development of employees.
Boston, May 2, 2011 John Hancock Financial Network’s Brotherton Earns Top Sales Award John Hancock Financial Network’s Matt Brotherton (Capital Financial Solutions) was ranked as one of the Top 10 sellers of individual long-term care insurance in the country by the American Association of Long-Term Care Insurance, which represents 3,500 members from leading LTC insurance providers.
Hong Kong, April 21, 2011 Manulife Asset Management picks up two awards at Asian Investor Investment Performance Awards Manulife Asset Management has picked up two prestigious awards in Asia for its US fixed income and equity capabilities. The organization topped the rankings in both the US Large Cap Equity and US Fixed Income (core) at the Asian Investor Investment Performance Awards in April 2011. The awards are presented annually to leading fund management houses in Asia by Asian Investor magazine, one of the region's leading investment industry publications.
Hong Kong, April 20, 2011 Manulife receives Caring Company Title for the ninth time Manulife has been awarded the “Caring Company” Title again for 2010/2011 by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. This is the ninth consecutive year that Manulife has received this recognition, which aims to acknowledge companies that demonstrate continuous efforts in corporate social responsibility and motivating strategic-partnership initiatives between businesses and the social-services sector.
Toronto, April 15, 2011 Manulife’s Saso Recipient of Habitat for Humanity’s 2011 Outstanding Contribution Award Sarah Saso, Director of Community Relations at Manulife Financial, is one of seven recipients of Habitat for Humanity Canada’s new annual Outstanding Contribution Awards. Ms. Saso was chosen by the organization for advancing the sector of volunteerism in Canada, being an avid volunteer herself and inspiring Manulife employees to give their time, thereby making a difference in advancing Habitat for Humanity in Canada and helping raise awareness of the affordable housing issue.
Toronto, April 14, 2011 Manulife ranks in Top 3 of Group Benefits Providers Report In the 2011 Group Benefits Providers Report, Manulife ranked 2nd in the “Top 10 Group Health Providers” and 3rd in the “Top Group Insurance Providers,” “Top 10 Group Life Providers,” and “Top 10 Administrative Services Only Providers.”
Boston, April 9, 2011 John Hancock's Alpert earns Tufts Distinguished Service Award John Hancock's Mark Alpert, AVP & Senior Counsel, U.S. Wealth Management Law, was recently honoured by Tufts University with its Distinguished Service Award in recognition of the pro bono legal work he has provided to the community. Mr. Alpert, who retired from John Hancock Financial at the end of April, graduated from Tufts in 1970, and from the Columbia University School of Law in 1973.
Boston, April 1, 2011 John Hancock receives ECO Award for Excellence in Commuter Options John Hancock received an ECO Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The ECO Awards recognize employers for promoting sustainable transportation options that help reduce traffic, promote healthy lifestyles and benefit the environment. The award was presented at the State House on April 1, 2011.
Singapore, March 31, 2011 Manulife Singapore No. 1 in Customer Satisfaction, Financial Services Sector Manulife Singapore topped the Financial Services sector as well as exceeded the national average for all industries surveyed in the 2010 Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore. This survey was conducted by Singapore Management University’s Institute of Service Excellence.
Waterloo, March 29, 2011 Solut!ons from Manulife Investments wins Best of Show – Online Newsletter Campaign The Web Marketing Association recently announced the winners of the 11th annual Internet Advertising Competition and Solut!ons came out on top for Online Newsletter Campaigns, placing first for Financial Services as well as overall Best of Show in that category. The newsletter is an online version of the popular Solut!ons magazine created by Manulife Investments of Canadian Division. Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Online Newsletter campaign as part of the annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. Now in its 11th year, the IAC Awards are an industry-based award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising.
Oldwick, March 28, 2011 Manulife third in Top 25 U.S. Life/Health Writers report Manulife ranked third in the “Top 25 U.S. Life/Health Writers” based on admitted assets as of December 31, 2010, according to a new report from A.M. Best.
Beijing, March 26, 2011 MSL product "Chang Bao Wu You" awarded Most Valuable Par Endowment Product Manulife-Sinochem's popular product "Chang Bao Wu You" was awarded the "Most Valuable Par Endowment Product" by financial news provider Popular Financing and Nankai University, Tianjin. The awards are created to serve as an objective reference for the Chinese public to help them select insurance products. Products are assessed by company filings, market research, expert appraisals and more. In their report, the organizers described "Chang Bao Wu You" as: "the utmost refuge to rely on in times of distress and uncertainties one faces during his or her life."
Boston, March 24, 2011 John Hancock Mutual Funds Honored at 2011 Lipper Fund Awards John Hancock Mutual Funds won multiple awards for three- and five-year results across six different fund categories at the 2011 Lipper Fund Awards event in New York City. Honored with a trophy for three-year performance were: John Hancock Bond Fund I, in the category of Corporate Debt A-Rated Funds; John Hancock Emerging Markets Value Fund NAV, in the category of Emerging Markets Funds; and the John Hancock Strategic Income Fund Institutional Class I, in the category of Multi-Sector Income Funds. The John Hancock Active Bond Fund NAV was honored for three- and five-year results in the General Bond Fund category. News Release
Ottawa, March 23, 2011 Manulife’s CEO on list of Top 80 influencing Canadian Foreign Policy Donald Guloien, President and CEO, is one of 9 corporate leaders on the list of 80 people the Embassy magazine identifies as important in influencing government policies relating to foreign affairs, trade, security, defence, development and immigration.
Hong Kong, March 22, 2011 Manulife receives an East Week Hong Kong Service Award for the Insurance Category Manulife (International) Limited earned a Hong Kong Service Award (insurance category) for the fifth time. These awards honour organizations that provide high quality products and distinctive services to Hong Kong people.
Hai Phong City, March 17, 2011 Vietnam Ministry of Finance grants Manulife Vietnam an Industry Achievement Award Manulife Vietnam received an “Award for Achievements in Contribution to the Life Insurance Industry in Vietnam” from the Vietnam Ministry of Finance. The prestigious award recognizes Manulife’s continuous contributions to the development of the life insurance industry in Vietnam for the period from 2006 to 2010.
Taiwan, March 15, 2011 Manulife Asset Management Wins 2011 Lipper Fund Award Manulife Asset Management’s Fixed Income team, based in Boston, received a Lipper Award for the strong performance of the ‘Manulife Global Fund - US Bond Fund’ in the ‘Bond US Dollar’ category over a 3 year time period.
Jiangsu, March 14, 2011 Manulife-Sinochem Jiangsu Branch receives “Forward Enterprise of Service Integrity” award The Jiangsu Working Committee on the Promotion of Service Quality awarded MSL the “Forward Enterprise of Service Integrity” title in recognition of MSL’s outstanding performance in an earlier survey conducted by the Jiangsu Organization of Quality Assurance, Jiangsu League of Journalists and Jiangsu Lawyer Association. MSL is the only foreign life insurance company to receive such an award in the campaign. Meanwhile, MSL’s Jiangsu Branch Wuxi Sales Office earned the "2010 Forward Enterprise" award from the Finance Office of the People's Government of Wuxi and Wuxi Insurance Industry Association. MSL is the only foreign joint venture company to receive this award.
Hong Kong, March 11, 2011 Manulife wins fifth Sing Tao Excellent Services Brand Award Manulife (International) Limited earned a Sing Tao Excellent Services Brand Award for the fifth consecutive year, winning in the MPF category for the second year. Organized by Sing Tao Daily, one of the most widely read Chinese-language newspapers in Hong Kong and overseas, the awards are designed to encourage business organizations to strive for the highest levels of customer service.
Hong Kong, March 11, 2011 Manulife Asset Management’s European Equities Team Scoop Lipper Awards in Hong Kong Manulife Asset Management’s European Equities team has picked up a prestigious performance award for the MPF European Equities strategy at the 2011 Hong Kong Lipper awards. The Manulife Global Select MPF – European Equity Fund topped the ranking for 3-year performance in the European Equity category to collect the Lipper Fund Award for Hong Kong pension funds.
Hong Kong, March 11, 2011 Ruby Web Care Award for serial winner Manulife Manulife (International) Limited has become the only life insurance company in Hong Kong to earn the newly designated Ruby Award in the Web Care Campaign Awards, presented by the Internet Professional Association.
Manulife Hong Kong’s outstanding accomplishment in building a barrier-free company website ( http://www.manulife.com.hk ) has made it an awardee for the seventh year running. Manulife’s Hong Kong website went through a stringent three-round assessment administered by a judging panel comprising representatives from government and charitable organizations.
Boston, March 9, 2011 John Hancock RMIS Receives Patriot Award from U.S. Department of Defense John Hancock’s Records Management and Imaging Services (RMIS) in Boston received the U.S. Department of Defense’s prestigious Patriot Award, which recognizes employers for “extraordinary support” of members of the National Guard and Reserve. John Hancock has long supported Company employees who serve in the military as members of the National Guard and Reserve.
Taiwan, March 1, 2011 Manulife Asset Management Wins Bloomberg 2011 Best Fund Award ‘Manulife Global Fund - US Special Opportunities Fund’, managed by the High Yield Fixed Income team in Boston, was the top fund over a 3-year time period in the ‘High Yield Bond Fund’ category. In partnership with the Taipei Foundation of Finance, Taiwan’s Bloomberg 2011 Best Fund Awards rate funds based on their annualized return and various risk measures.
Shanghai, February 28, 2011 Manulife-Sinochem Awarded with Prestigious Government Recognitions Manulife-Sinochem (MSL) started 2011 with two awards from the Chinese government. The MSL Sichuan branch was awarded with the ‘Advanced Insurance Institution’ designation by the Sichuan provincial government. Additionally, MSL Zhejiang branch also won the ‘2010 Zhejiang Insurance Industry Model Company’ from CIRC Zhejiang office.
Boston, February 22, 2011 John Hancock Annuities Wins Top Recognition in Website Review From Annuity Monitor John Hancock Annuities received top recognition in three areas of website review from Corporate Insight’s Annuity Monitor. The website, jhannuities.com received the ‘Gold’ Monitor, which is reserved for best-in-class categories, in the areas of Public Homepage & Navigation, Public Product Information Offerings, and Client Account Information.
Singapore, February 15, 2011 Manulife Tops Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore Manulife Singapore topped the Finance and Insurance sector in the 2010 Customer Satisfaction Index, an independent national survey conducted by the Singapore Management University’s Institute of Service Excellence (ISES). Manulife’s score of 68.5 was the highest among banks and insurers and even higher than the national average of 67.2. It is the first time that Manulife has been included in the survey.
Toronto, February 4, 2011 Manulife Mutual Funds Wins Four 2011 Canadian Lipper Awards Manulife Mutual Funds won four awards from Lipper at the 2011 awards ceremony. The awards celebrate strong fund performance on a risk-adjusted basis. Manulife’s Strategic Income Fund won two awards for both the one and three-year categories while the Manulife Structured Bond and Manulife Global Opportunities Balanced funds were recognized in the five-year and one-year categories, respectively.
Hong Kong, January 20, 2011 Manulife Asset Management “Best of the Best” in Global Equity Asia Asset Management ranked the Global Opportunities Strategy (Global Contrarian Strategy in Asia), managed by Chris Arbuthnot, as best in Global Equity for its performance over 3 and 5 years. Asia Asset Management is a leading institutional publication covering Asia-Pacific. It’s “Best of the Best Awards” are well-recognized throughout the region.
Toronto, January 6, 2011 Manulife Asset Management’s Portfolio manager Andrew Gretzinger named the Number One forecaster of the Canadian economy by Bloomberg Manulife Asset Management's Portfolio Manager Andrew Gretzinger has been named the number one forecaster of the Canadian economy by Bloomberg.
Gretzinger, is part of the Canadian Fixed Income team who manage C$17 billion (US$17.1 billion) in assets for Manulife Asset Management in Toronto.