Kuala Lumpur - Manulife Malaysia today kicked off a new year of growth by extending its ‘For your future’ campaign with a new KL hop-on-hop-off tourist bus. The flag-off ceremony for the eye-catching Manulife-themed bus was held on 12 January 2012 at the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC).
Mr. Michael Chan Yui Ling, Group CEO of Manulife Malaysia, officiated at the event and was joined by senior management, employees and agents. “Manulife Financial Corporation will be celebrating its 125th global anniversary this year. The ‘For your future’ bus campaign will be an important part of our contributions to these celebrations and will further strengthen the Manulife brand in Malaysia.” he said.
The ‘For your future’ campaign, launched late last year, is Manulife Malaysia’s first ever brand building campaign and aims to establish brand preference for Manulife among consumers. The campaign features four green cubes inspired by the Manulife logo, each bearing the Company’s brand attributes: strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking.
Manulife Malaysia currently has an extensive network of eight Regional Support Centres and more than 70 agency offices strategically located throughout Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia to serve our customers.
Commenting on the plans for Manulife Malaysia in the coming quarter of 2012, Mr. Chan said, “While sustaining our growth in key areas of Peninsular Malaysia, we also want to increase our presence in the East Malaysian market. In addition to Sibu and Kuching, we have plans to expand our footprint with a new office in Kota Kinabalu in order to extend our lifestyle solutions to Malaysians in Sabah.”
Manulife Malaysia currently has approximately 2,100 dedicated agents serving the needs of more than 290,000 policyholders. Moving forward with the plans to open new branches around Malaysia, Mr. Chan added, “In line with the expansion of our branch network, we will be increasing the size of our agency force to cater to the larger customer base. There will be training room facilities equipped in our support centers to provide both entry and advance level professional training to our agents.”
About Manulife Malaysia
Manulife Holdings Berhad is part of the Manulife Financial group and was first established in Malaysia in February 1963 as a branch of Bahamas-based British American Insurance Co. In 2004, the Company changed its name to Manulife Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad following the large-scale global merger between Canadian-based Manulife Financial Corporation and US-based John Hancock Financial Services Inc. Manulife underwent a restructuring exercise in 2008 and effective 1st October 2008, Manulife Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad became Manulife Holdings Berhad. Through its subsidiary companies, Manulife Insurance Berhad, Manulife Unit Trusts Berhad and Manulife Asset Management (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the Manulife Group offers an innovative range of financial protection and wealth management products and services to meet different customer needs. Manulife Holdings Berhad has been listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia since 1984. As at September 30, 2011 its assets under management were over RM3.4 billion. Manulife Malaysia can be found on the Internet at http://www.manulife.com.my/.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group operating in 21 countries and territories worldwide. In 2012, we celebrate 125 years of providing clients strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We provide asset management services to institutional customers worldwide as well as reinsurance solutions, specializing in property and casualty retrocession. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$492 billion (US$473 billion) as at September 30, 2011. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States.
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.