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International Growth Fund update

April 2018 | Conference Call Replay

Laura Howenstine, Investment Director at Wellington Management, shares her latest thoughts on the market environment and how those views are reflected within John Hancock International Growth Fund.

2016, week one: looking past the pessimism

January 2016 | Conference Call Replay

John Hancock Asset Management’s Head of Global Asset Allocation Robert M. Boyda and his colleague, John Hancock Emerging Markets Debt Fund’s Paolo H. Valle, share how they’re navigating the turbulence in the global capital markets right now. Joining the conversation from Boston Partners, Joshua M. Jones, CFA, manager of John Hancock Disciplined Value International Fund, weighs in as well.

A better way to invest: manager selection and oversight at John Hancock Investments

February 2017 | PDF

Financial advisors and consultants face an investment management landscape increasingly split between industry giants and specialized boutiques. John Hancock Investments’ Leo M. Zerilli, CIMA, explains how the firm’s unique approach blends the innovation and agility of today’s boutique asset managers with strong risk controls and oversight.

A closer look at Fed policy, foreign demand, and the shape of the yield curve

March 2018 | Video

VIDEO: With the yield curve today flatter than normal, some investors are wondering whether there’s a danger that short-term rates could rise faster than longer-term rates—and what that would mean for the economy. Senior Portfolio Manager Howard C. Greene takes a closer look at what’s been driving changes in yields at both ends of the curve.

A closer look at John Hancock Strategic Income Opportunities Fund

February 2018 | Video

VIDEO: Risk management is crucial, especially in today’s bond market. Senior Portfolio Manager Daniel S. Janis III describes how he and the team navigate the four distinct risks in fixed income to build a more all-weather portfolio.

A closer look at John Hancock Value Equity Fund

March 2018 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Value Equity Fund seeks to identify undervalued companies that offer a higher dividend yield than the broad U.S. equity market. Portfolio Manager Mark Giambrone outlines his investment philosophy and why he believes the fund’s approach to value stock investing offers benchmark-beating potential over time.

A flexible approach to international equities, from large to small

February 2018 | Video

VIDEO: The ability to invest across the market capitalization spectrum, from small to mid to large caps, creates a broad opportunity set for an international equity portfolio manager. Boston Partners’ Portfolio Manager Christopher K. Hart, CFA, explains how he and his colleagues at John Hancock Disciplined Value International Fund employ a uniquely flexible approach to identifying bottom-up equity opportunities—one that can result in the fund varying its market cap exposure to fit different market environments. Chris also discusses how this market cap flexibility fits into Boston Partners’ three-circles approach to equity investing.

A new Fed chair? Weighing the options for a change in leadership

September 2017 | Video

VIDEO: Senior Portfolio Manager Howard C. Greene, CFA, takes a closer look at what a possible Janet Yellen retirement could mean for the bond markets.

A nimble approach to today’s bond markets

September 2017 | Video

VIDEO: Senior Portfolio Manager Howard C. Greene, CFA, discusses the philosophy and process behind John Hancock Bond Fund.

A seismic shift: what regulatory reform means for your retirement plan business model

January 2018 | PDF

New regulations governing fiduciary standards will challenge the ability of retirement plan advisors to differentiate their business models. Robert J. Rafter, J.D., of RJR Consulting, and Gene R. Huxhold, CFP, AIF, of John Hancock Investments, explore how advisors can reposition their value propositions and market their services for the next decade.

A technical take on this summer’s correction

October 2015 | PDF

While the bout of market volatility accompanying August’s correction was among the most severe since 2008, Wellington Management’s Frank L. Teixeira, CMT, CFA, argues that bull market trends remain intact. Using technical analysis, Frank manages John Hancock Technical Opportunities Fund.

A time to sell: three succession planning tips for registered investment advisors (RIAs)

May 2016 | PDF

Of those principals of independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) working today, nearly half hope to retire in the next decade—but 60% have no succession plan in place. This paper outlines three specific steps designed to help RIAs successfully navigate the multi-year business transition process.

A time-tested process built on security-level research

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Many bond funds’ performance is too closely tied to macroeconomic factors, says John Hancock Asset Management’s Howard C. Greene, CFA, senior portfolio manager of John Hancock Bond Fund. See why sector and security selection, along with managing maturity structure, can lead to more consistent outcomes.

A well-resourced, active approach to global equity investing

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Abundant resources, painstaking research, and a disciplined process underlie global equity investing at Wellington Management, the firm that manages John Hancock International Growth Fund.

Absolute return investing: taking a more targeted approach

March 2014 | PDF

Head of Investments Leo M. Zerilli, CIMA, discusses the disrupting effects of volatility since 2000 and how absolute return strategies are providing an alternative for investors by pursuing more consistent positive returns, regardless of market environment.