NU Online News Service, Aug. 27, 2003, 10:01 a.m. EDT – Signator Financial Network, Boston, has combined the front-office and back-office operations of its two St. Louis agencies in a new, combined agency in Ellisville, Mo.

Signator, the distribution arm of John Hancock Financial Services Inc., Boston, has named Marshall Beach to be managing director of the combined agency.

The St. Louis Beach Agency will sell products aimed at businesses, wealthy families and older consumers.

Beach, who holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant professional designations, hopes to open a satellite office in southern Illinois, Signator says.