Manulife Mutual Funds to host Steve Forbes in national presentation on today's global markets

    TORONTO, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - Manulife Mutual Funds will host a national event
January 31 for its advisors across Canada to hear expert commentary on how
investors can manoeuvre in today's global markets.
    A live presentation in Toronto by Steve Forbes, president and Chief
Executive Officer of Forbes Inc., and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine, will
be broadcast to multiple locations across Canada.
    The event will also feature J. Roy Firth, Executive Vice President,
Individual Wealth Management, Manulife Financial, who will provide a global
perspective from Manulife, to be followed by a panel discussion with
Manulife's leading portfolio managers.
    Mr. Forbes also will be available for a short press briefing in Toronto
after the event.

    WHO:   Steve Forbes, President & CEO of Forbes Inc. and Editor-in-Chief
           of Forbes Magazine.

           J. Roy Firth, Executive Vice President, Individual Wealth
           Management, Manulife Financial

           Manulife portfolio managers: Pat McHugh, Shauna Sexsmith,
           Tim Keefe and David Regan.

    WHAT:  How to manoeuvre in today's global markets, featuring
           Steve Forbes.

    WHEN:  Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:30 am - 1:45 pm

    WHERE: The Carlu (live presentation), 444 Yonge Street, Toronto

    About Manulife Financial
    Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial services group
serving millions of customers in 19 countries and territories worldwide.
Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily through
John Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range
of financial protection products and wealth management services through its
extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under
management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were Cdn$399.0 billion
(US$400.5 billion) as at September 30, 2007.
    Manulife Financial is one of two publicly traded life insurance companies
in North America whose rated life insurance subsidiaries hold Standard &
Poor's Rating Services' highest "AAA" rating and Moody's Investor Services'
second highest "Aa1" rating, both representing financial strength.
    Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE,
and under '0945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet

For further information:

For further information: or to confirm attendance in Toronto or other
locations, please contact Tom Nunn, Manulife Financial, (519) 594-8578,

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