Manulife Financial's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 9, 2012 2:00 PM ET

Executives

Anthony Ostler – SVP, IR

Donald Guloien – President and CEO

Steve Roder – Senior EVP and CFO

Scott Hartz – SVP, General Account Investments

Cindy Forbes – EVP and Chief Actuary

Jim Boyle – President, John Hancock Financial Services

Analysts

Peter Routledge – National Bank Financial

André Hardy – RBC Capital Markets

Robert Sedran – CIBC World Markets

Tom MacKinnon – BMO Capital Markets

Michael Goldberg – Desjardins Securities

Gabriel Dechaine – Credit Suisse

Joanne Smith – Scotia Capital

Steve Theriault – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sumit Malhotra – Macquarie

Darko Mihelic – Cormark Securities

Presentation

Operator

All participants, thank you for standing by, your meeting is ready to begin. Please be advised that this conference call is being recorded. Good afternoon and welcome to the Manulife Financial Q2 2012 Financial Results Conference Call for August 9th, 2012. Your host for today will be Mr. Anthony Ostler. Mr. Ostler, please go ahead.

Anthony Ostler

Thank you, Anne, and good afternoon. Welcome to Manulife’s conference call to discuss our second quarter 2012 financial and operating results. Today’s call will reference our earnings announcement, statistical package and webcast slides, which are available in the Investor Relations section of our website at manulife.com. As in prior quarters, our executives will be making some introductory comments. We will then follow with a question-and-answer session. Available to answer questions about their businesses are the Heads of Asia, the U.S., Canada, Investments and General Account Investments.

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