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Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund monthly update

March 2017 | Conference Call Replay

K. Stuart Peskin, CFA, Investment Director at Standard Life Investments, shares his latest thoughts on the market environment and how those views are reflected within John Hancock Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund.

Seaport Fund update

January 2017 | Conference Call Replay

Wellington Management’s Jason A. Horowitz shares an update on John Hancock Seaport Fund (Class I: JSFDX) and the outlook for long/short equity investing.

Market Intelligence Call Replay

January 2017 | Conference Call Replay

Head of Investment Research Emily R. Roland, CIMA, walks through the findings of our research and discusses what our network of asset managers and researchers is saying about the outlook for the global economy and markets.

Global Market Outlook

January 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.

Market Intelligence | The latest thinking from our asset management network

January 2017 | PDF

Our multimanager approach to investing provides our dedicated research team with a unique advantage: the ability to leverage the very best market insight from our diverse asset management network. Research is vetted and debated to develop our 12- to 18-month 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.

As market volatility rises, asset returns fall—but not all

November 2016 | PDF

Correlations have been unstable and trending higher in recent years, reducing the effectiveness of conventional asset allocation. What can investors do? One answer lies outside traditional investment territory, says Keith H. Van Etten, CAIA, CFP, CIMA, founder of Van Etten Consulting.

Reports of the death of active management are greatly exaggerated

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Flows across asset classes in 2016 have been skewed toward passive investments. Three veteran portfolio managers discuss the benefits of an active approach in markets like today’s, where opportunities are less apparent.

What’s making today’s currency markets so unpredictable?

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Extreme monetary policies have added to the uncertainty in today’s currency markets, says Wellington Management’s John A. Boselli, CFA, manager of John Hancock International Growth Fund.

With low bond yields and high equity valuations, where are the best opportunities today?

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Three veteran portfolio managers offer their views on where they’re finding investment opportunities across asset classes.

Politics and your portfolio: how the election could sway markets

October 2016 | Video

VIDEO: With the November election rapidly approaching, investors are wondering about the financial implications of a Clinton or Trump presidency. We asked three veteran portfolio managers to weigh in.

Equity long/short as a core allocation

September 2016 | PDF

Long/short strategies are likely to become a more integral part of the average investor’s mainstream equity allocation and less of an esoteric outlier. Keith H. Van Etten, CAIA, CFP, CIMA, founder of Van Etten Consulting, explains why.

Guy Stern midyear update conference call

July 2016 | Conference Call Replay

Guy Stern, CFA, head of multi-asset and macro investing at Standard Life Investments and lead manager of John Hancock Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund, shares his latest market outlook, discusses the immediate investment implications of Brexit, and the portfolio in recent months.

Brexit aftershocks: a roundtable discussion on volatility and the market implications

July 2016 | Conference Call Replay

Following the historic Brexit referendum, John Hancock Asset Management’s Emory W. (Sandy) Sanders, Jr., CFA, senior portfolio manager, and Christopher Chapman, CFA, senior investment analyst, join Wellington Management’s Michael P. McElroy, CFA, investment director, to provide investors with an update on global equity, debt, and currency markets.

Beyond a Brexit: what’s next for Europe and the markets

June 2016 | Conference Call Replay

Megan E. Greene, chief economist at John Hancock Asset Management, gives an update on the Brexit referendum. She breaks down the results of the June 23 vote and the consequences for the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the markets.

The long/short equity styles of four proven hedge fund teams

June 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Long/short, or hedged, equity approaches can offer investors the opportunity to lessen the price volatility of a stock portfolio while still participating in rising markets. Jason A. Horowitz, investment director at Wellington Management, the firm managing John Hancock Seaport Fund, highlights the four distinct hedged equity strategies embedded in the fund.