John Hancock Investment Management wins five STAR Awards for communications excellence from the MFEA

BOSTON, October 31, 2017—John Hancock Investment Management won five STAR Awards from the Mutual Fund Education Alliance (MFEA) at the 21st annual awards ceremony held recently in Chicago. The national STAR Awards program recognizes excellence in marketing, communications, and innovation in the asset management industry. Each year, winners are selected from hundreds of entries judged by an industry panel of mutual fund marketing and communications executives.

John Hancock Investment Management was honored for the following:

  • Advisor Innovation: Market Intelligence iPad app
  • Advisor Newsletter: John Hancock Investment Management Connect newsletter.
  • Retail Educational Brochure: “ESG Investing | Combining financial returns with positive impact”
  • Retail Special Communications: Market volatility resources
  • Retirement Website: Target-date investing landing page


“We’re proud to be recognized by MFEA for our marketing and communications work with the goal of helping provide investment solutions for our investors,” said Karen A. McCafferty, head of marketing. “At John Hancock Investment Management, we are committed to helping financial advisors communicate more effectively with their clients and helping those clients make more informed decisions.”

The MFEA is a national industry association committed to investor education and dedicated to helping investors understand mutual funds. The STAR awards are judged by peers within the industry and recognize those who meet the highest standards of quality and effectiveness.

About John Hancock Investment Management
John Hancock has helped individuals and institutions build and protect wealth since 1862. Today, we are one of the strongest and most-recognized financial brands. We serve investors globally through a unique multimanager approach: We search the world to find proven portfolio teams with specialized expertise for every strategy we offer, then we apply robust investment oversight to ensure they continue to meet our uncompromising standards and serve the best interests of our shareholders. Our approach to asset management has led to a diverse set of investments deeply rooted in investor needs, along with strong risk-adjusted returns across asset classes.

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife
John Hancock is a division of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers’ needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were over $1 trillion (US$780 billion) as of June 30, 2017. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at

One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports approximately 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insuranceannuitiesinvestments401(k) plans, and college savings plans. We also offer advice through Signator, a network of independent financial advisors. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at