Toronto-based The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. has teamed up with CNN/Money Online to add investment information and educational content to its Web site,, for participants in 401(k) plans. CNN/Money Online is jointly produced by CNN financial services and Money magazine. Manulife USA's research has shown that quality of information, guidance and education are key drivers in 401(k) satisfaction.InSure Vision Technologies, Hot Springs, Va., and AMS Services Inc., Dallas, have integrated The SurePath Network (InSure Vision's Web-based bond processing service for agencies, their clients, underwriters and obligees ) and AMS Services' Sagitta Browser, an agency management system. The integration, which is based on XML, is currently being piloted and is expected to be ready for general release by late second quarter.

Dutch financial services giant AEGON has selected two investment subsidiaries of Chicago-based Morningstar Inc. to help construct products for distribution through AEGON's network of broker-dealers and financial advisors. Morningstar Associates LLC is providing investment research, fund manager selection, asset allocation, consultation and ongoing monitoring for four new Asset Allocation portfolios offered through IDEX Mutual Funds and the variable annuity and variable universal life products from Western Reserve Life Assurance Co. of Ohio and Transamerica Life Insurance Co. Morningstar Invesment Services Inc. is providing the Morningstarfi Managed Portfolios program to more than 1,100 investment advisors of InterSecurities Inc., AEGON's broker-dealer firm.

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