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Fidelity Clearing Canada announces Manulife Securities to adopt uniFide®—our leading advisor technology platform

OAKVILLE, ON - Manulife Securities, a company of Manulife Investment Management, today announced a strategic agreement with Fidelity Clearing Canada (FCC) to transform and grow its advice delivery model for Manulife Securities advisors and their clients. The agreement will bring a robust digital experience and powerful technology directly to advisors and clients as Manulife Investment Management continues to enhance and broaden its wealth planning and advice business.

Subject to regulatory approval,  Manulife Securities will adopt uniFide®, FCC’s leading advisor technology platform. Through the integration of the uniFide® platform, Manulife Securities advisors will gain access to a comprehensive suite of digital tools to help advisors and head office staff achieve greater productivity, and support Manulife in enhancing the overall delivery of the client experience.

"Through this strategic agreement with FCC, we are accelerating our digital transformation, and empowering our advisors with the industry-leading tools and resources they need to deliver an even better experience for their clients," said Richard McIntyre, President and CEO, Manulife Securities. "The uniFide® platform will give our advisors significantly more time to focus on their clients’ needs, provide tailored wealth advice, and build long-lasting relationships.”

“FCC is proud to work with Manulife Securities and is committed to collaborating to deliver a smooth transition and a positive experience for advisors and their clients,” said Scott MacKenzie, president, Fidelity Clearing Canada. “FCC is experiencing tremendous growth as wealth management firms across Canada recognize the need to work with a strong partner to meet the current and future needs of investors.”

Manulife Securities has more than 1,200 advisors across Canada and more than $49 billion in assets under management and administration.1,2 As part of one of Canada’s largest financial services firms, it’s well-positioned to be a leading provider of choice to Canadians seeking financial advice and holistic wealth planning. Today, one in four Canadians uses a Manulife solution. With the uniFide® platform, Manulife Securities advisors will receive additional support to expand customer reach, leveraging the efficiencies from streamlined processes. The range of powerful capabilities on the platform includes, but is not limited to, online account opening, workflow automation, interactive and exportable business insights, live request tracking, trading and reporting on client accounts, customizable activity alerts, and advisor book analytics.

Leo Zerilli, head of wealth and asset management, Canada, Manulife Investment Management, added, “We are excited to announce this strategic agreement with FCC as it is another important milestone in our  journey to  become the leading  provider of wealth management solutions to Canadians. We have seen an increased demand for wealth advice that has only heightened in the last few years. This investment allows us to grow our wealth business, both organically and through targeted recruitment, to meet the needs and expectations of both advisors and clients.”

“We are delighted to bring the strength and scale of Fidelity to serve Manulife advisors and support the important work they do for their clients,” said Andrew Wells, president and head of Fidelity Canada. “Wealth management firms and their advisors are demanding innovative technological capabilities  to allow them to focus more on serving the evolving needs of their clients. FCC is helping facilitate this transformation by delivering solutions  to the next generation of leading wealth management firms.”

Manulife Securities will remain the day-to-day point of contact for advisors and their teams for questions and support for their business. Transition plans are in development to support the anticipated introduction of the technology to advisors and customers later this year.

Manulife Investment Management provides a broad range of retirement, retail and institutional investment solutions and support for advisors and their clients and manages over $212 billion in assets under management and administration in Canada.2 Since 1987, Fidelity in Canada has helped financial advisors, portfolio managers and a range of investors build a better future, helping them stay ahead. Fidelity Clearing Canada ULC, together with Fidelity Investments Canada ULC, represent over $274 billion in assets under administration and management.3

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Media contacts:

Elizabeth Bartlett
Manulife Investment Management

Chris Pepper,
Fidelity Canada