Channel News Asia  Aug 26  Comment 
The Manulife Investor Sentiment Index (MISI) rose four points to 15 in Q2. It is the index's highest level since the survey was launched in the first quarter of 2013.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 14  Comment 
By SA Transcripts: MFC Industrial (NYSE:MIL) Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call August 14, 2014 10:00 AM ET Executives Kevin McGrath – IR Gerardo Cortina – President & CEO Sam Morrow – CFO Analysts Van Carlin –...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 7  Comment 
Toronto-based Manulife Financial raised its dividend by 19% as it posted a second-quarter profit that missed analysts' expectations despite setting a record for funds under management.
Forbes  Jul 10  Comment 
Investors in Manulife Financial Corp. (NYSE: MFC) saw new options begin trading this week, for the August 16th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the MFC options chain for the new August 16th...
DailyFinance  Jul 7  Comment 
Final season of the award-winning sound and light show starts tomorrow nightGATINEAU, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/07/14 -- Department of Canadian HeritageCanadian Heritage, in collaboration with exclusive sponsor Manulife, is pleased to present...
Benzinga  Jun 27  Comment 
MFC Industrial Ltd. ("MFC" or the "Company") (NYSE: MIL) is pleased to announce that Samuel Morrow has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Morrow replaces James Carter, who will continue with the Company as Vice President,...
The Straits Times  May 22  Comment 
May 23, 2014 1:39 AM FAILING health spooks Singaporeans more than any other concern they have about old age, according to new findings by financial services group Manulife.


Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE: MFC) is a broad-based financial services firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The company provides a wide range of financial products and services, including life insurance, group life and health insurance, pension products, annuities, and mutual funds to individual and group customers in the US, Canada, Asia, and Japan. The company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily through John Hancock (which merged with Manulife in April 2004) in the United States. As an insurance provider, MFC will seek to profit from increasing insurance demand due to the aging "baby boomer" population. In addition, the firm's large portfolio of assets make it at risk to fluctuating interest rates.

Business Overview

In the past fiscal year, Manulife incurred declining revenue and a loss in net income.[1] For the current fiscal year, Manulife's presence in Japan may affect the firm's annual net income, as the March tsunami has caused a spike in insurance claims.[2]

Trends and Forces

Aging US Population Causes Shift in Insurance Demand

The "baby boomer" generation is heading towards retirement, which is expected to create robust demand for various insurance and wealth accumulation products. Increased longevity means that that this group will need to generate enough wealth to last decades into retirement. As a top insurance company with strong brand recognition and a diversified portfolio of products, MFC is very well positioned to take advantage of this demographic shift.

Changing Interest Rates cause Risk in MFC's Portfolio.

Interest rates will affect any firm involved in any type of investment or firm that issues corporate debt or equity. Changes in the interest rate will invariably change the fundamental values of both equity and debt, since the fundamental value of debt is determined by the time weighted average of payments discounted by current short or long interest rates, and the fundamental value of equity is determined by the value of a firm today along with any projects in the future discounted by some factor over the risk free interest rate. Manulife's large assets makes it particularly effected by the interest rate.



  1. MFC 2010 Annual Report
  2. Seeking Alpha, "Tsunami Raises Alarms at Manulife," 03/15/2011
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