Manulife Investment Management’s UITFs Lead PH’s Top-Performing Offshore Funds

Manulife Investment Management and Trust Corporation’s top-performing unit investment trust funds (UITFs) delivered more than 50% Year-on-Year (YoY) growth as of March 2021. These UITFs, available in both peso and US dollar currencies, include: 

 
●    Manulife American Growth Equity Feeder Fund with 63.51% and 70.56% YoY performance in peso and dollar, respectively, invests in a distinct portfolio of equity-related securities of large capitalization North American companies with sustainable competitive advantages and trade at a discount to their intrinsic value.

●    Manulife Dragon Growth Equity Feeder Fund with 54.36% and 61.23%  YoY performance in peso and dollar, respectively, invests in a portfolio of equity-related securities of public companies which are listed in Hong Kong, and/or, although not listed in Hong Kong, are listed on a stock exchange in another jurisdiction and have any substantial business interests in Hong Kong and/or China.

●    Manulife Asia Best Select Equity Fund with 51.33% and 58.03% YoY performance in peso and dollar, respectively, invests in a portfolio of securities of companies listed on stock markets in and/or incorporated in and/or with significant business interests in Asia.

The Firm’s wide suite of innovative offshore UITFs, which include industry-leading, top-performing funds, reflect its access to the global investment capabilities and resources of Manulife Investment Management, the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation.  Consistent with the global corporate brand refresh, the Firm now operates under the brand name of Manulife Investment Management. Based in Canada, Manulife Investment Management has leading capabilities in public and private markets and operates in 17 countries and territories.

“Amidst the low interest rate environment, we provide our clients access to a diverse range of distinctive UITFs for them to use to grow their wealth and/or receive recurring income, as they navigate the new realities today and prepare for their future,” said Aira Gaspar, Manulife Investment Management and Trust Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer. “Aligned with Manulife Investment Management’s goal to communicate our market presence more simply, clearly, and consistently wherever we operate, we have transitioned to the Manulife Investment Management brand, strengthening our position of being part of a unified global brand, as well as our commitment to help more and more people achieve their financial aspirations through innovative solutions for managing their wealth”.

In 2020, Manulife Investment Management and Trust Corporation (previously known as Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation) received recognition from The Asset’s Benchmark Research Awards 2020 as one of the Philippines’ top investment houses. Two of the Firm’s portfolio managers were also ranked among the country’s “Most Astute Investors in Asian local currency bonds”.

To know more about Manulife Investment Management’s products, services, and market insights, visit www.manulifeim.com.ph. 05/19/2021 (The Lifestyle Portal)

 

About Manulife Investment Management and Trust Corporation

Manulife Investment Management and Trust Corporation, is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. (Phils.) Inc. (Manulife Philippines). It acquired its trust and other fiduciary business license from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in 2017 and started operations in September 2017. It operates under the brand name of Manulife Investment Management, the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. For additional information, please visit www.manulifeim.com.ph.
 
About Manulife Philippines

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company opened its doors for business in the Philippines in 1907. Since then, Manulife’s Philippine Branch and later The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. (Phils.), Inc. (Manulife Philippines) has grown to become one of the country’s leading life insurance companies. Manulife Philippines is a wholly-owned domestic subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, among the world’s largest life insurance companies by market capitalization. Learn more about Manulife Philippines by visiting their website www.manulife.com.ph and following them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ManulifePH), Twitter (@ManulifePH), and Instagram (@manulifeph).
 
About Manulife Investment Management

Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than a century of financial stewardship and the full resources of our parent company to serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. Headquartered in Toronto, our leading capabilities in public and private markets are strengthened by an investment footprint that spans 17 countries and territories. We complement these capabilities by providing access to a network of unaffiliated asset managers from around the world. We’re committed to investing responsibly across our businesses. We develop innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing, collaboratively engage with companies in our securities portfolios, and maintain a high standard of stewardship where we own and operate assets, and we believe in supporting financial well-being through our workplace retirement plans. Today, plan sponsors around the world rely on our retirement plan administration and investment expertise to help their employees plan for, save for, and live a better retirement.

As of March 31, 2021, Manulife Investment Management had CAD $764.1 billion (US $607.6 billion) in assets under management and administration. Not all offerings are available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit manulifeim.com.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services provider that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and our global wealth and asset management segment, Manulife Investment Management, serves individuals, institutions and retirement plan members worldwide. At the end of 2020, we had more than 37,000 employees, over 118,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 30 million customers. As of March 31, 2021, we had CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $31.3 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong. 

Disclaimer

The products and services of Manulife Investment Management and Trust Corporation are trust and/or investment solutions and NOT deposit accounts, obligations of, guaranteed, or insured by the Trustee or its affiliates. The Fund/s are not insured or governed by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC). Due to the nature of the investment, yields and potential yields cannot be and are not guaranteed. Any loss/income arising from market fluctuations and price volatility of the securities held by the Fund/s, even if invested in government securities, is for the account of the client/participant. As such, the units of participation of the investor in the Fund/s, when redeemed, may be worth more or be worth less than his/her initial investment contributions. When presented, historical performance is purely for reference purposes and is not a guarantee of similar future results. Manulife Investment Management and Trust Corporation is not liable for losses unless upon willful default, bad faith, or gross negligence on its part.

Manulife Investment Management and Trust Corporation, its products and services are regulated and governed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) with telephone number (02) 8708-7087 and email address consumeraffairs@bsp.gov.ph. For inquiries or complaints relating to our products and services, you may call our Customer Care Hotline at (02) 8884-7000 or send an email to phtrust@manulife.com. To know your rights under BSP Circular No. 857 (Regulations on Financial Consumer Protection), please access a copy at the BSP website (www.bsp.gov.ph).

 

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