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John Hancock Financial Network
(JHFN) is the
retail distribution company of
John Hancock Life Insurance Company, U.S.A.
John Hancock Financial is a loose term for a United States insurance company which existed, in various forms, from its founding on April 21, 1862, until its acquisition in 2004 by the Canadian insurance company Manulife Financial. It was named in honor of John Hancock, a prominent patriot...
, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian insurance company, Manulife Financial Corporation
Manulife Financial Corporation , is a Canadian insurance company and financial services provider. Manulife Financial's global head office is located in Toronto, Canada and the Company has operations in 21 countries and territories worldwide.The Company operates in Canada and Asia through the brand...
. JHFN is a national network of over 300 independent financial services firms across the United States. The network consists of more than 1,800 financial professionals and advisors. These professionals work
with individuals and businesses throughout the country
in the areas of Insurance
In law and economics, insurance is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent, uncertain loss. Insurance is defined as the equitable transfer of the risk of a loss, from one entity to another, in exchange for payment. An insurer is a company selling the...
Financial Planning, Estate
Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate. Estate planning typically attempts to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximize the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses...
, and Retirement Planning
Retirement planning, in a financial context, refers to the allocation of finances for retirement. This normally means the setting aside of money or other assets to obtain a steady income at retirement...
JHFN is the original distribution system of John Hancock Life Insurance Company, U.S.A. Today it is one of many distribution channels through which John Hancock products are sold. In 2000, the name was changed to Signator Financial Network. In 2004, with its acquisition by Manulife, the company was renamed John Hancock Financial Network. The subsidiary is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with regional independent firms located throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
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