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The pension plan world is changing. Fast.

Plan sponsors today face a host of evolving issues and challenges. Whether due to unpredictable markets, interest rate uncertainties or regulatory pressure, managing a pension plan is becoming increasingly complex and can strain your in-house resources.

You need expert advice on your plan objectives and investment portfolio, and thoughtful answers to emerging trends in the market. To better manage your plan, look to a trusted and experienced partner for a streamlined solution – one that can deliver cost-effective peace of mind.

DB Partners Features

  • Comprehensive plan management

    Advice, portfolio management and administration to meet your pension management needs.

  • World-class investment expertise

    Partner with leaders in asset management and pension administration.

  • Specialized solutions

    Access our expertise as pioneers in private asset management and liability-driven investing (LDI).

  • Efficiency and cost savings

    Benefit from our economies of scale and significant purchasing power.

  • Choice and flexibility

    Choose from numerous in-house and third-party investments and dictate the degree of outsourcing discretion.

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A guide to navigating the current crisis

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Manulife can help.

Leverage our strengths in plan management so you can concentrate on your core business and the other things that matter.

Outsourcing through our Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) or DB Partners solutions can also offer opportunities for greater focus on plan objectives and strategies by your pension plan committee and trustee members.

Learn more about our solutions

Here’s how to get started:

Receive our DB Partners brochure to learn about the options available to pension plan sponsors, along with A guide to navigating the current crisis by Eric Menzer, our Global Head of OCIO and Fiduciary Solutions and Frederic Kibrite, Managing Director and Investment Strategist, Quantitative Management Team.

A Manulife representative will reach out to review your pension plan and develop an investment strategy with you.

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