NU Online News Service, July 18, 12:37 p.m. – Manulife USA, Boston, a unit of Manulife Financial Corp., Toronto, has upgraded the financial advisor section of its Web site, at http://www.manulifeusa.com

One new tool helps advisors create illustrations based on use of Manulife Venture annuities.

Manulife has also added two asset-allocation software programs, including a tool based on Manulife’s own investment model and another tool based on independent advice and data from an outside financial publisher.