Setting up a single investment record-keeping platform for a public assets business spanning the US, Canada, Europe and Asia presented a tall order for MFC, but the manager's previously established relationship with Thomson Reuters made the vendor a known quantity.

MFC's Boston operation, formerly known as John Hancock Advisors before its acquisition by MFC in 2004, had been using the Portia platform for about 10 years on an installed basis.

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