1. (a) If the box in Section 3F is ticked, the Shareholder may send instructions for:
i) redemption of Shares; or
ii) switching between Funds; or
iii) change of Fund choice or monthly investment amount in Direct Saver (providing the monthly total contribution does not exceed the limit of the
existing direct debit arrangement) or a cancellation of Direct Saver debit instructions
by facsimile (without the need to send further original written instructions).
(b) If the box in Section 3F is not ticked, any instruction under (i) - (iii) above must be received in writing or, if by facsimile, such instructions must be followed
immediately by original written instructions.
(c) For subsequent subscriptions, Shareholders may apply by facsimile (at their own risk) without the need to send the original written instructions.
(d) A facsimile transmission report disclosing that the facsimile instructions were sent shall not (in the absence of written confirmation of receipt from the Company or
the Hong Kong Distributor) be sufficient proof of receipt by the Company or the Hong Kong Distributor. Neither the Company, the Directors, the Administrator nor the
Hong Kong Distributor will accept any responsibility for any loss arising from applications sent by facsimile but not received by the Company of the Hong Kong
(e) Either the Company, the Directors, the Administrator or the Hong Kong Distributor may, in its absolute discretion, refuse to act upon any facsimile instructions
purportedly given by the Shareholder or on the Shareholder’s behalf and may require original written instructions instead. Neither the Company, the Directors, the
Administrator nor the Hong Kong Distributor is obliged to verify the authority or identity of the person giving such instructions as long as they in good faith believe
that person to be the Shareholder or someone authorised by the Shareholder.
(f) Either the Company, the Directors, the Administrator or the Hong Kong Distributor may take any action which it considers appropriate to implement such
instructions notwithstanding any error, misunderstanding or lack of clarity in the terms of the instructions. Neither the Company, the Directors, the
Administrator nor the Hong Kong Distributor will be liable for any direct or indirect loss resulting from their acting on such instructions or on the instructions
contained in this Account Opening Form including, without limitation, arising from the Company, the Directors, the Administrator or the Hong Kong Distributor
exercising its discretion given in 1(d) above.
2. Telegraphic Transfer in U.S. dollars: (Remitter must be the investor.)
Beneficiary Bank : Citibank N.A., Hong Kong Branch
SWIFT Code : CITIHKHX
Beneficiary A/C No : 006-391-61080128
Beneficiary Name : Citibank N.A., Hong Kong Branch – MGF A/C
Reference : [Fund Name & Investor Name]
Correspondent Bank : Citibank N.A., New York
3. For payment via HK CHATS: (Please do not deposit in cash)
Hong Kong Dollar US Dollar
Beneficiary Bank : Citibank N.A., Hong Kong Branch Beneficiary Bank : Citibank N.A., Hong Kong Branch
SWIFT Code : CITIHKHX SWIFT Code : CITIHKHX
Beneficiary A/C No : 006-391-61080136 Beneficiary A/C No : 006-391-61080128
Beneficiary Name : Citibank N.A., Hong Kong Branch – MGF A/C Beneficiary Name : Citibank N.A., Hong Kong Branch – MGF A/C
Reference : [Fund Name & Investor Name] Reference : [Fund Name & Investor Name]
4. If payment is made by bank draft/cashier order, proof of the purchaser of the bank draft/cashier order must be provided. Bank certification or bank advice is
acceptable. If payment is made by cheque deposit to the collection account, source of payment (e.g. cheque copy) must be provided with the bank pay-in slip. Please
write your name on the bank pay-in slip or remittance advice and send it back to Manulife Asset Management (the Hong Kong Distributor) with the account opening
Compliance measures aimed towards prevention of money-laundering entail the obligation for the applicant to prove his/her identity to the Fund.
Therefore, for your subscription to be considered valid and acceptable by the Fund, please attach to this Application Form a copy of one of your identity documents
(passport or identification card only) and a copy of address proof (within last 3 months) duly certified by a public authority such as a notary, the police or your ambassador
in your country of residence.
For corporate entities, a certified copy of its Articles of Incorporation and Registration Certificate, and an original extract of the Register of Commerce, are required.
Such identification procedure must be complied with in the following circumstances:
(a) in the case of direct subscription to the Fund;
(b) in the case of subscription through the intermediary of a financial sector professional resident in a country which does not impose an identification obligation
equivalent to that required under Luxembourg law for the prevention of money-laundering;
(c) in the case of subscription through the intermediary of a subsidiary or a branch of a professional of the financial sector who is subject by law to an identification
obligation equivalent to that required by Luxembourg law against money laundering, but is not legally bound to impose an equivalent obligation on the subsidiary
or branch itself.
In addition, the Fund is obliged to identify the source of the funds received from a financial institution which is not subject to a compulsory identification procedure
equivalent to that required under Luxembourg law. Dealings may be temporarily suspended until identification of the source of the funds is provided.
It is generally accepted that professionals of the financial sector resident in a country which has ratified the conclusions of the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF/
GAFI”) are deemed to have an identification obligation equivalent to that required by Luxembourg law. As of May 2007, the following countries have ratified the FATF/GAFI
• Argentina • Finland • Italy • Singapore
• Australia • France • Japan • South Africa
• Austria • Germany • Luxembourg • Spain
• Belgium • Greece • Mexico • Sweden
• Brazil • Gulf Co-operation Council • Kingdom of the Netherlands • Switzerland
• Canada (Member list and background) • New Zealand • Turkey
• China • Hong Kong, China • Norway • United Kingdom
• Denmark • Iceland • Portugal • United States
• European Commission • Ireland • Russian Federation
Any such information provided to the Fund is collected for anti money-laundering compliance purposes only.
Investors are recommended to contact the Custodian to ascertain which document(s), if any, are required before completing the Application Form.
Unless the information required to complete this Form is supplied in full, it may not be possible to process the application to invest in the Fund.
Once supplied, such information, financial and other information on the account, together with the information supplied on the Direct Saver Application Form, if used,
may be disclosed from time to time for purposes connected with the Applicant’s investment in the Fund to the service providers and agents of the Fund, the
associated companies of Manulife Asset Management and the relevant regulatory authorities. Subject to sections 6(F) and 6(G) such information will not be released to
any other party unless Manulife Asset Management is compelled to do so by government or regulatory authorities under applicable laws.
Applicants are entitled at any time to request information on the policies and practices of Manulife Asset Management in relation to personal data, or to request access
to the information held by Manulife Asset Management about themselves and their investment account. To update and correct such personal data, please write to the
Data Privacy Officer at Manulife Asset Management.
Third Party Certification
This certification must be completed where the applicant(s) do not reside in Hong Kong and do not sign/execute this Account Opening Form in the presence of a staff
member of Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited, a licensed agent or a qualified intermediary. Where this applies, any of the persons mentioned below must
(a) witness the applicant(s)’ signature/execution of the Account Opening Form; (b) certify one copy of the applicant(s)’ passport/corporate documents specified in section
3 of the Account Opening Form against production of the original document; and (c) complete the certification below. The certified copies must be returned with the
Account Opening Form. The following persons may make the certification: a bank branch manager, certified public accountant, lawyer, notary public or Justice of Peace.
I hereby certify that the applicant(s) named in section 3 of this Account Opening Form has/have signed or executed this Account Opening Form in my presence and
that I have seen the original identification documents/Passport and other applicable documents for the applicant/each applicant, certified true copies of which are
required to be, and which are, enclosed with this Account Opening Form.
Certified this day of
Signature or corporate seal of certifier Name
Position/Registration status Date