TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial announces the launch
of Manulife Private Wealth, a unique, seamless and integrated approach
to wealth management that includes investment management, banking and
advisory services. Clients now gain access to a specialized network of
financial professionals with extensive experience managing assets for
high net worth Canadians.
The launch of Manulife Private Wealth coincides with the opening of its
first branch, at 250 Bloor Street East in Toronto. A Vancouver branch
is scheduled to open in 2013.
"Our clients' financial needs are becoming increasingly complex.
Manulife Private Wealth offers solutions through personalized services
customized to align with their goals," said Bernard Letendre, VP and
Managing Director, Manulife Private Wealth. "This new offering is
designed as a collaborative service model allowing clients to retain
existing trusted advisors, benefiting from their expertise and active
participation in the relationship, while gaining consolidated
investment management and private banking services."
Manulife Private Wealth provides a range of personalized investment
management and banking services as well as access to highly qualified
professionals covering related wealth services such as tax and estate
planning and private company advisory services.
"The launch of Manulife Private Wealth underscores our enduring
commitment to continuously improving the depth of our service and level
of convenience to clients," said Mr. Letendre. "Our latest offering
brings together the various solutions of our leading wealth management
businesses and combines them with the expertise of the client's trusted
advisor to create something that is unique in the Canadian
Manulife Private Wealth's goals-based investment management approach
uses a team model to leverage Manulife Asset Management's extensive
experience in domestic and international institutional investment
management with expertise across asset classes and investment styles.
An Investment Counsellor works with each client to build diversified
portfolios tailored to meet specific individual goals, while a Private
Banker provides guidance on strategically managing cash and using
appropriate credit facilities.
About Manulife Asset Management
Manulife Asset Management is the global asset management arm of Manulife
Financial. Manulife Asset Management provides comprehensive asset
management solutions for institutional investors and investment funds
in key markets around the world. Manulife Asset Management also
provides investment management services to affiliates' retail clients
through product offerings of Manulife and John Hancock. This investment
expertise extends across a broad range of asset classes including
equity, fixed income and alternative investments such as real estate,
timber, farmland, as well as asset allocation strategies.
Manulife Asset Management has offices with full investment capabilities
in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong,
Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the
Philippines. In addition, it has a joint venture asset management
business in China, Manulife TEDA. It also has operations in Australia,
New Zealand, Brazil and Uruguay. John Hancock Asset Management, Hancock
Natural Resource Group and Declaration Management and Research are
units of Manulife Asset Management.
Manulife Asset Management was named Best Asian Bond House by Asia Asset
Management in 2011. As at June 30, 2012, assets under management were
US$218 billion. Additional information about Manulife Asset Management
can be found at ManulifeAM.com.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group
with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. 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 also provide asset
management services to institutional customers. Funds under management
by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$514 billion (US$504
billion) as at June 30, 2012. The Company operates as Manulife
Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the
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.
SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation
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