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Manulife Financial
19 июля, 16:30

Will Manulife Financial (MFC) Prove to be a Suitable Value Pick?

Let's find out if Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) stock is a good choice for value-oriented investors right now

13 июля, 23:47

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A long stretch of encouraging data has led to the decision to hike rates.

13 июля, 20:29

Canada Hikes Rates: ETFs in Focus

Bank of Canada increased interest rates for the first time in seven-years.

13 июля, 16:30

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Manulife and General Dynamics

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13 июля, 01:02

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10 июля, 15:56

Why is it Right to Retain Manulife Financial (MFC) Stock Now

Shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) have soared 48.13% in the last one year, outperforming the Zacks categorized Life Insurance industry's gain of 44.82%.

05 июля, 19:47

Canada's Outlook Improves: ETFs in Focus

Canada's growth outlook is positive amid growing GDP and strong business confidence.

20 июня, 00:49

Insurers Talk A Lot About Climate Change, But Most Still Do Business In Coal

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); The insurance industry’s annual confab last week was supposed to be a dry, stoic affair. Instead, anti-coal protesters stormed the 44th Geneva Association conference at a ritzy hotel in San Francisco, plastered the bathrooms with slogan stickers and slipped fliers under the doors to executives’ rooms. A plane toting a banner reading “unfriend coal” circled the high-rise where the executives held their closing dinner and cocktail party.   The activists’ demands were twofold: Insurance companies should divest from coal projects and stop underwriting the fossil fuel. Insurers have raised the alarm on the risk posed by climate change in recent years, forming international coalitions aimed at preparing for the increased floods, storms and heatwaves that come with a warming planet. But of the 16 companies on the board of the Geneva Association ― the insurance industry’s think tank ― just one told HuffPost it cut off both funding and insurance for coal companies. AXA Group, France’s largest insurer, in 2015 announced plans to divest from companies most exposed to coal activities. This April, the firm said it would no longer offer property or casualty insurance to mining companies or utilities deriving 50 percent of their sales from coal. “Coal is often a low-cost form of energy, and is widely available to a large proportion of the world’s population,” the company said at its annual shareholder meeting on April 26. “However, coal is also the most carbon-intensive energy source. AXA, like many investors, believes coal both poses the biggest threat to the climate and its business is the most likely to be constrained.” On the opposite end of the spectrum is XL Group, whose chief executive, Mike McGavick, is the Geneva Association’s current chairman. His Ireland-based firm has refused to divest from coal companies and continues to cover them with casualty and property insurance, calling such moves “nonsense.” Other firms have followed his lead, including Japan’s Tokio Marine, the United Kingdom’s Lloyd’s, Brazil’s SulAmérica Seguros, Canada’s Intact, Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance Group and the People’s Insurance Company of China, known as PICC. (Berkshire Hathaway, the U.S. insurance behemoth led by billionaire Warren Buffett, underwrites and invests in coal, though the firm is not on the Geneva Association’s board.) Italy’s biggest insurance company, Assicurazioni Generali Group, has yet to divest or curtail coverage for coal, but a spokesman told HuffPost it was completing an internal audit to determine the scope of its exposure to the fuel. “Generali is currently performing an in-depth analysis of its exposure to coal infrastructure both from an investment and underwriting perspective,” Matthew Newton said by email. He did not respond to questions about when the audit would be complete, but suggested it could be a first step toward the company divesting and ending insurance policies for coal. Coal divestment campaigns have gained steam in recent years as hundreds of cities and universities pull their pension funds and endowments out of the industry. The fuel faces fierce competition from natural gas and renewable energy, and its use is on pace to peak in the next decade. But scientists warn that a business-as-usual approach to the industry that’s disproportionately responsible for planet-heating emissions rapidly causing Earth’s climate to change jeopardizes any hope of averting the worst effects of global warming.  Peter Bosshard, who coordinated last week’s protest for the activist group Unfriend Coal, said convincing insurers to abandon coal would hasten the industry’s demise. “It’s the one critical fact that’s been left off the hook,” Bosshard, who works for the global warming advocacy group the Sunrise Project, told HuffPost on Monday. “Insurance is a precondition for any major project to go ahead. It’s one thing to divest, but more important is to stop insuring coal.” Some companies don’t offer any insurance for coal projects. These include New Jersey-based giant Prudential, Canada’s Manulife Financial, the United Kingdom’s Aviva and the Netherlands’ Aegon. Aviva and Aegon also have moved to pull money they manage out of coal companies. Germany’s Allianz, France’s SCOR and Switzerland’s Swiss Re similarly have committed to divest, but have stopped short of cutting off insurance coverage for coal-heavy clients. None of these firms responded to HuffPost’s request for comment on Friday. “Given the clean energy transition underway, all insurers should assess their risk exposure to carbon-intensive fossil fuel industries ― including oil, gas and coal ―- and disclose this information, along with their plans to reduce their fossil-fuel risk exposures, to industry regulators and other stakeholders,” Cynthia McHale, insurance director at the sustainability shareholder advocate Ceres, told HuffPost. “Coal rapidly is being replaced and eclipsed by clean, renewable energy. The market growth opportunities are with renewables, not coal.” type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=56d36cade4b03260bf773563,59441b0ae4b01eab7a2d6f48,58da777ae4b018c4606b99f9,58c993d9e4b0be71dcf104b1,59089118e4b05c397682ce92,58dad105e4b054637062e61d -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

20 июня, 00:49

Insurers Talk A Lot About Climate Change, But Most Still Do Business In Coal

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); The insurance industry’s annual confab last week was supposed to be a dry, stoic affair. Instead, anti-coal protesters stormed the 44th Geneva Association conference at a ritzy hotel in San Francisco, plastered the bathrooms with slogan stickers and slipped fliers under the doors to executives’ rooms. A plane toting a banner reading “unfriend coal” circled the high-rise where the executives held their closing dinner and cocktail party.   The activists’ demands were twofold: Insurance companies should divest from coal projects and stop underwriting the fossil fuel. Insurers have raised the alarm on the risk posed by climate change in recent years, forming international coalitions aimed at preparing for the increased floods, storms and heatwaves that come with a warming planet. But of the 16 companies on the board of the Geneva Association ― the insurance industry’s think tank ― just one told HuffPost it cut off both funding and insurance for coal companies. AXA Group, France’s largest insurer, in 2015 announced plans to divest from companies most exposed to coal activities. This April, the firm said it would no longer offer property or casualty insurance to mining companies or utilities deriving 50 percent of their sales from coal. “Coal is often a low-cost form of energy, and is widely available to a large proportion of the world’s population,” the company said at its annual shareholder meeting on April 26. “However, coal is also the most carbon-intensive energy source. AXA, like many investors, believes coal both poses the biggest threat to the climate and its business is the most likely to be constrained.” On the opposite end of the spectrum is XL Group, whose chief executive, Mike McGavick, is the Geneva Association’s current chairman. His Ireland-based firm has refused to divest from coal companies and continues to cover them with casualty and property insurance, calling such moves “nonsense.” “It’s too large a part of the economy,” he said two years ago at an insurance industry forum. “It’s too many of the investible opportunities out there and the reality is that we would be failing our shareholders if we weren’t investing in a prudent way.” Other firms have followed McGavick’s lead, including Japan’s Tokio Marine, the United Kingdom’s Lloyd’s, Brazil’s SulAmérica Seguros, Canada’s Intact, Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance Group and the People’s Insurance Company of China, known as PICC. (Berkshire Hathaway, the U.S. insurance behemoth led by billionaire Warren Buffett, underwrites and invests in coal, though the firm is not on the Geneva Association’s board.) Italy’s biggest insurance company, Assicurazioni Generali Group, has yet to divest or curtail coverage for coal, but a spokesman told HuffPost it was completing an internal audit to determine the scope of its exposure to the fuel. “Generali is currently performing an in-depth analysis of its exposure to coal infrastructure both from an investment and underwriting perspective,” Matthew Newton said by email. He did not respond to questions about when the audit would be complete, but suggested it could be a first step toward the company divesting and ending insurance policies for coal. Coal divestment campaigns have gained steam in recent years as hundreds of cities and universities pull their pension funds and endowments out of the industry. The fuel faces fierce competition from natural gas and renewable energy, and its use is on pace to peak in the next decade. But scientists warn that a business-as-usual approach to the industry that’s disproportionately responsible for planet-heating emissions rapidly causing Earth’s climate to change jeopardizes any hope of averting the worst effects of global warming.  Peter Bosshard, who coordinated last week’s protest for the activist group Unfriend Coal, said convincing insurers to abandon coal would hasten the industry’s demise. “It’s the one critical fact that’s been left off the hook,” Bosshard, who works for the global warming advocacy group the Sunrise Project, told HuffPost on Monday. “Insurance is a precondition for any major project to go ahead. It’s one thing to divest, but more important is to stop insuring coal.” Some companies don’t offer any insurance for coal projects. These include New Jersey-based giant Prudential, Canada’s Manulife Financial, the United Kingdom’s Aviva and the Netherlands’ Aegon. Aviva and Aegon also have moved to pull money they manage out of coal companies. “We decided last year to strike coal mining off our investment list,” Dick Schiethart, an Aegon spokesman, told HuffPost by email. “We have added companies that derive more than 30% of their revenues from thermal coal mining to our exclusion list.”  Germany’s Allianz, France’s SCOR and Switzerland’s Swiss Re similarly have committed to divest, but have stopped short of cutting off insurance coverage for coal-heavy clients. In 2015, Munich-based Allianz imposed stricter environmental standards on insurance for industrial firms. “Allianz sees itself as a partner supporting our customers on a journey to a low-carbon economy, for example by providing them with our technical expertise,” Anja Rechenberg, an Allianz spokeswoman, told HuffPost by email. “That’s why we will continue to insure utilities and mining companies when they show an adequate sustainability performance or suitable risk mitigation strategies.” None of the other firms responded to HuffPost’s request for comment on Friday. “Given the clean energy transition underway, all insurers should assess their risk exposure to carbon-intensive fossil fuel industries ― including oil, gas and coal ― and disclose this information, along with their plans to reduce their fossil-fuel risk exposures, to industry regulators and other stakeholders,” Cynthia McHale, insurance director at the sustainability shareholder advocate Ceres, told HuffPost. “Coal rapidly is being replaced and eclipsed by clean, renewable energy. The market growth opportunities are with renewables, not coal.” This article has been updated with comments from McGavick, Aegon, Allianz and XL Group. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=56d36cade4b03260bf773563,59441b0ae4b01eab7a2d6f48,58da777ae4b018c4606b99f9,58c993d9e4b0be71dcf104b1,59089118e4b05c397682ce92,58dad105e4b054637062e61d -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

15 июня, 22:03

Canada Rate Hike in the Cards? ETFs in Focus

The Bank of Canada has signaled that the country might be ready to hike rates in the near future.

14 июня, 00:40

Top Analyst Reports for Amazon, Visa, Verizon & Citigroup

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07 июня, 10:53

Why Is Manulife Financial (MFC) Down 0.9% Since the Last Earnings Report?

Manulife Financial (MFC) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

04 мая, 17:27

Manulife (MFC) Q1 Earnings Rise on Improved Asia Business

Manulife Financial (MFC) reported first-quarter 2017 core earnings of $0.8 billion (C$1.1 billion), up 22% year over year.

20 марта, 17:12

Manulife Financial (MFC) on Growth Track: Should You Hold?

Shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) gained 28.24% in the last six months, outperforming the Zacks categorized Life Insurance industry's growth of 22.44%.

06 марта, 16:12

Scofield: Аппаратные войны в Белом доме. Винсент Виола и Филип Билден

Отставной офицер военной разведки США, бизнесмен и инвестор Филип Билден отказался от должности министра ВМС. Об этом сообщил глава Пентагона Джеймс Мэттис. Он подчеркнул, что такой шаг Билдена связан с возможным конфликтом интересов на новом посту. … В начале февраля инвестор-миллиардер Винсент Виола не принял предложение занять пост министра армии США (сухопутные войска). Причиной также стал потенциальный конфликт его частных и государственных интересов. Ф. Билден начал работать в Harbor Vest в 1991 году в Бостоне, а в 1996 году переехал в Гонконг, после увольнения в чине капитана военно-стратегической разведки, подразделений поддержки Разведывательного управления Министерства обороны (Strategic Military Intelligence Detachments supporting the Defense Intelligence Agency). Ф. Билден специалист по кибербезопасности (конец цитаты). (25.01.2017) Ф. Билден в 1996 году помогал запускать филиал Harbor Vest в Гонконге. С 1986 г. по 1996 г. Ф. Билден служил в военной разведке Резерва Сухопутных войск США. … Ф. Билден хорошо знаком с Майклом Флинном и Джеймсом Мэттисом (конец цитаты). Крупнейший фонд прямых инвестиций HarbourVest Partners был основан в 1982 как часть канадской страховой компании Manulife Financial (учрежденной 23.06.1887 г.), которая с 2004 года действует в США через компанию John Hancock Financial (основанную 21.04.1862 г.). В Китае и Гонконге Manulife Financial работает с 1897 года.

27 февраля, 17:38

Is Manulife Financial a Great Stock for Value Investors?

Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment.

13 февраля, 17:34

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10 февраля, 18:09

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Amid peak stock market and bouts of volatility, investors are seeking to invest in lower valuation stocks, which have lots of upside potential in the coming days.

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17 января, 16:43

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) to Offer Services in Malaysia

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) recently announced that it will now offer reinsurance services in Malaysia.