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Market Intelligence Call Replay

July 2017 | Conference Call Replay

Head of Investment Research Emily R. Roland, CIMA, and Senior Capital Markets Research Analyst Matthew D. Miskin will walk through the findings of our research and discuss what our network of asset managers is saying about the outlook for the global economy and markets.

Market Intelligence | The latest thinking from our asset management network

July 2017 | PDF

Our multimanager approach to investing provides us with a unique advantage: the ability to leverage the very best market insight from our diverse asset management network. Our dedicated in-house research team analyzes and evaluates those views to develop our outlook for a range of asset classes. The result is Market Intelligence, an award-winning review of the investment landscape—and now an interactive app for your iPad.

Global Market Outlook

July 2017 | PDF

John Hancock Asset Management's Chief Economist Megan E. Greene and Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation Robert M. Boyda share their views on the global economy and the opportunities ahead. Bob and his asset allocation colleagues manage our three suites of target-date funds for retirement investors.

Strategic Income Opportunities Fund monthly update

July 2017 | Conference Call Replay

The management team from John Hancock Asset Management hosts a discussion of the fund’s current strategy, the global fixed-income markets, and the management team’s outlook for the months ahead.

Avoiding another taper tantrum: why a cautious stance on agency MBS may be warranted

June 2017 | PDF

The U.S. Federal Reserve is the single largest buyer of agency mortgage-backed securities in the market today. We take a closer look at what could happen when that trend changes course.

The credit cycle still has room to run

March 2017 | PDF

There’s no denying that the current credit cycle has outlasted the duration of a typical bull market. However, credit cycles don’t simply die of old age, argues Michael C. Buchanan, CFA, portfolio manager and head of credit at Western Asset Management Company.

Advisor Insight: Fiduciary prudence in rising interest rates

January 2017 | PDF

Retirement plan sponsors face a unique challenge as interest rates continue to rise. In this commentary, C. Frederick Reish, Esq., of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, discusses the fiduciary implications of switching to bond portfolios that may be less susceptible to losses due to rising rates.

ESG investing: a better way to know your borrowers

December 2016 | PDF

The remarkable growth of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing in recent years has been driven in no small part by investors’ desire to better align their portfolios with their personal values. But ESG investing is far more than a values-oriented investment style. Jeffrey Glenn, CFA, co-head of portfolio management at Breckinridge Capital Advisors, shows how ESG investing actually represents a more holistic approach to traditional credit analysis.

Finding the best income opportunities in a challenging market

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: There are ample opportunities for active bond managers despite the challenges of today’s interest rate environment, says Daniel S. Janis III, senior portfolio manager at John Hancock Asset Management. See which segments hold the most promise.

Opportunities in high yield and emerging markets require a selective approach

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: High yield and emerging markets have posted solid gains in 2016. Daniel S. Janis III, senior portfolio manager at John Hancock Asset Management, examines what’s needed to sustain those rallies.

U.S. dollar likely to strengthen in 2017

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: The U.S. dollar should record continued gains in 2017, says Daniel S. Janis III, senior portfolio manager at John Hancock Asset Management. See what the implications are for bond investors.

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.

Navigating the new normal: fixed-income investing in a world of mounting risks

November 2016 | PDF

With anemic yields the norm, fixed-income investors everywhere are facing similar challenges. A global multi-sector approach can help, but only if actively managed currency exposures are part of the mix, says Daniel S. Janis III and the team at John Hancock Asset Management.

Securitized debt: a lifeline for investors drowning in negative rates

September 2016 | PDF

For investors drowning in a sea of negative rates, the securitized debt market offers a lifeline: limited credit risk, low interest-rate sensitivity, and attractive income potential. Stone Harbor Investment Partners’ Roger M. Lavan, CFA, takes a closer look at the benefits.

Emphasizing credit in an economic recovery that’s doing okay

May 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Corporate credit markets can offer investors exposure to areas of the economy that are holding up quite well. John Hancock Asset Management’s Howard C. Greene, CFA, senior portfolio manager of John Hancock Bond Fund, identifies the sectors where he sees value.