"Manulife issued its first Asian policy in Shanghai in 1897 and has since remained a leading provider of insurance products in Asia. The Division provides protection and wealth management products in select markets throughout the region. Protection products include life insurance, group life and health, and hospital coverage. Wealth management products include mutual funds, pensions, variable annuities and segregated funds. The Asia Division is well diversified by product offering, geography and distribution channel with operations in ten countries and territories
Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co. Ltd., the first Sino-foreign joint venture life insurance company established in China, began operations on November 26, 1996. The former Chinese Premier Li Peng and the former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien presided over the opening ceremony.
Manulife Financial is the majority stakeholder of PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia, a joint-venture operation that began operating in Indonesia in 1985. Headquartered in Jakarta, Manulife Indonesia operates its business through a network of sales offices in cities throughout Indonesia. Manulife Indonesia offers comprehensive products and services including Life Insurance, Employee Benefits and Mutual Fund products."