Manulife Securities

Office address: 123 North Service Road West Oakville, ON L6M 2W2
Year established: 1887 
Company type: investment, insurance, financial services 
Employees: 1,183 
Expertise: stocks & bonds, mutual funds, capital markets, insurance, investments, pensions, group benefits, and segregated funds 
Parent company: Manulife 
CEO and key people: Roy Gori, President and CEO 
Financing status: corporate backed or acquired 

Manulife Securities is the umbrella organization for Manulife Securities Inc., Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc., and Manulife Securities Insurance Inc. Manulife Securities is part of Manulife, one of the largest international financial services companies with $1.3 trillion in assets under management and administration (2022). 

History of Manulife Securities 

Manulife Securities has a rich history, dating back to the birth of Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in 1887. The following years saw rapid expansion overseas: policies were sold in Bermuda, China, and the US over the next 16 years. The company achieved several firsts throughout its history: 

  • first Canadian insurance company to reach $1 billion in net income (2000) 
  • largest life insurer in Canada following merger with John Hancock (2004) 
  • first Canadian life insurer to use AI in underwriting (2018) 
  • Today, Manulife maintains its pioneering presence in the financial services industry through its drive for  innovation and a commitment to DEI principles.  

Products and Services of Manulife Securities  

Manulife Securities offers a diverse range of financial products and services, such as: 

  • stocks and bonds: access to a range of stocks and bonds, offering clients opportunities for portfolio diversification and investment in various market sectors 
  • mutual funds: a selection of mutual funds, allowing clients to invest in professionally managed portfolios that align with their financial goals and risk tolerance 
  • registered products: includes options like RRSPs to help clients plan for retirement and other financial goals 
  • life insurance: offers term, whole life, and universal life insurance options, providing financial protection and peace of mind for clients and their families 
  • disability insurance: includes income replacement and business overhead protection, safeguarding clients' financial stability in case of disability 
  • critical illness insurance: offers both enhanced and basic plans, providing financial support during critical health conditions 

These products and services reflect Manulife Securities' commitment to offering comprehensive financial solutions tailored to the unique needs of their clients. 

Culture at Manulife Securities 

Manulife Securities, through its parent organization Manulife, stands for diversity, equity, and inclusion. The company will be investing over $3.5 million over the next two years in this initiative. The goals are: 

  • to build representation of underrepresented groups within the organization 
  • To educate employees on inclusion and allyship, going beyond unconscious bias training 
  • To contribute to communities through donations and volunteer work  

As part of its DEI strategy, Manulife supports employee resource groups to foster a sense of community within the organization. 

About Manulife President and CEO Roy Gori 

Roy Gori, the President and CEO of Manulife, has been instrumental in steering the company towards a customer-centric and digitally innovative future. He joined the organization in 2015 as President and CEO of Manulife Asia after an 18-year career with Citibank. He was appointed President and CEO of Manulife in 2017. 

Gori earned a degree in Economics and Finance from The University of New South Wales, Australia. He has an MBA from the University of Technology in Sydney. Throughout his career, Gori has lived and worked in Sydney, Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong. He is now based in Toronto in his role as Manulife’s top executive. 

For leading Canada’s largest insurance company, Gori was part of Wealth Professional’s Hot List 2021.  

Future at Manulife Securities 

Manulife Securities remains focused on capitalizing on global trends and leveraging its diversified business in offering health, wealth, and retirement solutions. With a commitment to DEI and digital transformation, Manulife Securities continues to thrive in the global financial industry. 

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