Manulife will not knowingly make direct investments in companies that manufacture cluster munitions where we have discretion to do so. This policy applies to policyholder funds (Manulife's "General Account" funds) and third-party client funds of Manulife Investment Management. This policy does not apply to investments where we do not have investment discretion such as index investments, unaffiliated mandates and client-directed managed accounts.
Manulife uses an independent third party to maintain an exclusion list of companies that manufacture cluster munitions. The exclusion list is updated on a quarterly basis.