Manulife Launches Two New Mandates within the Manulife Private Investment Pools

Manulife Launches Two New Mandates within the Manulife Private Investment Pools 
Adds Manulife Balanced Income Private Trust and Manulife Balanced Private 
Trust to popular investment program for affluent investors 
TORONTO, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Manulife Investments announced today that it 
has added two new options to its lineup of Manulife Private Investment Pools: 
Manulife Balanced Income Private Trust and Manulife Balanced Private Trust. 
While Manulife Private Investment Pools were first offered for sale to 
investors in December 2012, the corporate class versions of these pools were 
capped as a result of the recent Federal Budget announcement. The launch of 
the two trust versions rounds out the suite of balanced pools, ensuring a 
comprehensive range of pools from which investors may choose. 
"Manulife is pleased to provide advisors with these investment options for 
their affluent clients," said Derek Saliba, Head of Mutual Funds Product. 
"This program enables advisors to develop an investment strategy that reflects 
their clients' goals for income, growth and capital preservation, while 
providing tax efficiency, household account-linking, and competitive fees." 
The two new pools, managed by Manulife Asset Management and offered in a trust 
structure are: 


    --  Manulife Balanced Income Private Trust, which invests in a mix
        of income-oriented equity and fixed income investment funds.
        Managed by Manulife Asset Management (U.S.), LLC's Portfolio
        Solutions Group (Steve Medina, Bob Boyda, and Scott McIntosh),
        this is a diversified, income-tilted balanced solution with a
        target asset allocation of 70 percent fixed income and 30
        percent equities
    --  Manulife Balanced Private Trust, which offers investors
        balanced exposure to dividend-paying equities and global fixed
        income securities. This strategy targets a neutral mix of 50
        percent equities and 50 percent fixed income under normal
        market conditions, and is managed by Sandy Sanders, Walter
        McCormick, Dan Janis III, Tom Goggins, and Dennis McCafferty of
        Manulife Asset Management (U.S.), LLC

The minimum investment for the Manulife Private Investment Pools is $150,000 
per pool, per account.

Additional information may be found at manulifeprivateinvestmentpools.ca.

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.

About Manulife Investments

Manulife Investments is the brand name describing certain Canadian 
subsidiaries and operating divisions of Manulife Financial Corporation that 
offer personal wealth management products and services in Canada. As one of 
Canada's leading integrated financial services providers, Manulife Investments 
offers a variety of products and services including segregated fund contracts, 
mutual funds, annuities, guaranteed interest contracts and structured products.

About Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with 
principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look to 
Manulife for 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$555 billion 
(US$547 billion) as at March 31, 2013. 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.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be 
associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before 
investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and 
past performance may not be repeated. Manulife Funds (including the Trust 
Pools) and Manulife Corporate Classes (including the Class Pools) are managed 
by Manulife Mutual Funds.

Brian Carmichael, Manulife Financial, 617-663-4748, 
brian_carmichael@manulifeam.com

http://manulife.com

SOURCE: Manulife Mutual Funds

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CO: Manulife Mutual Funds
ST: Ontario
NI: FIN FND NP 

-0- Jun/10/2013 18:36 GMT


 
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