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Weekly Market Recap

May 2017 |

A summary of key market data and headlines and a look ahead into next week.

Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund monthly update

May 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.

Disciplined Value Fund quarterly update

May 2017 | Conference Call Replay

David J. Pyle, CFA, portfolio manager at Boston Partners, shared his latest thoughts on John Hancock Disciplined Value Fund and the broader market environment.

Where strategic beta and active management can add the most value

May 2017 |

New research identifies the equity categories where outperformance among top actively managed and strategic beta approaches has been the most substantial. Head of Investments Leo M. Zerilli, CIMA, explores the implications for the active versus passive debate and the growing use of strategic beta.

Why alternative investments may matter more than ever before

May 2017 | PDF

If the essence of investing resides in risk management, then maintaining a meaningful allocation to alternatives makes sense—especially now. Head of Investments Leo M. Zerilli, CIMA, explains why.

Market Intelligence Call Replay

April 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.

Seaport Fund update

April 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.

Strategic Income Opportunities Fund monthly update

April 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.

Global Market Outlook

April 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.

How ETF strategists are employing strategic beta in model portfolios

April 2017 | PDF

This paper includes profiles of strategists who are employing strategic beta ETFs in different ways—along with our views on each approach.

Market Intelligence | The latest thinking from our asset management network

April 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.

International Growth Fund monthly update

April 2017 | Conference Call Replay

Wellington Management’s Joshua Berger, CFA, shares his thoughts on the market environment and how those views are reflected within John Hancock International Growth Fund.

Acquiring significant net new business through strategic messaging and branding

March 2017 | PDF

Financial advisors understand that there’s more to a personal brand than just a great visual identity. Your brand is about stewarding your business at every level and in every detail. Learn actionable ideas on how communicating your value through strategic messaging and branding can lead to more client interactions, referrals, and net new business by making some subtle tweaks to your personal brand.

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.

Four reasons we remain bullish on regional banks

February 2017 | PDF

After enduring a challenging path since the financial crisis, U.S. banks appear primed to outperform following an extended period of low interest rates. In the attached Viewpoints commentary, John Hancock Asset Management's, Lisa A. Welch details why the confluence of a rising interest-rate environment, attractive fundamentals, and continued industry consolidation makes U.S. bank stocks a very attractive investment opportunity in 2017.

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