Manulife Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial protection and wealth management products and services to individual, corporate, and business customers primarily in Asia, Canada, and the United States. It offers various individual life and health insurance, and individual and group long-term care insurance products through insurance agents, brokers, banks, financial planners, and direct marketing. The company also provides annuities, pension contracts, and mutual fund products and services; various retirement products to group benefit plans; deposit and credit products to Canadian customers; and non-guaranteed, partially guaranteed, and fully guaranteed investment options through general and separate account products. It distributes wealth management products through insurance agents and brokers affiliated with the company, securities brokerage firms, financial planners, pension plan sponsors, pension plan consultants, and banks. In addition, the company is involved in asset management, and property and casualty reinsurance business. Further, it offers investment advisory and management, mutual fund dealer, investment counseling, and portfolio and mutual fund management services; manages timberland and agricultural portfolios; and provides property and casualty insurance, as well as property, casualty, and financial reinsurance services. Additionally, the company holds and manages oil and gas properties; holds oil and gas royalties and European equities; and develops and operates hydro-electric power projects. Manulife Financial Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.