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Strategic Income Opportunities Fund monthly update

January 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.

Market Intelligence | The latest thinking from our asset management network

January 2017 | PDF

As a manager of managers, John Hancock Investments is uniquely positioned to harness the outlook from our vast network of asset managers and investment partners. Our dedicated in-house investment research team collects, sorts, and evaluates those views and presents them on a quarterly basis in the form of timely investment ideas you can share with your clients.

Weekly Market Recap

January 2017 |

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

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

January 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.

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.

Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund monthly update

December 2016 | Conference Call Replay

K. Stuart Peskin, CFA, investment director for absolute return funds 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.

Stay ahead of the Fed in 2017

December 2016 | Conference Call Replay

With the U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike, two experts from John Hancock Asset Management, Chief Economist Megan E. Greene and Senior Portfolio Manager Daniel S. Janis III, assess the Fed’s latest stance, examine the broader implications across financial markets in the year ahead, and discuss the outlook for fixed income.

International Growth Fund monthly update

December 2016 | Conference Call Replay

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

Unlocking value in financials

December 2016 | Conference Call Replay

The U.S. financials sector is expected to benefit from several tailwinds, including higher interest rates and the potential for a more favorable regulatory environment. Boston Partners’s Senior Portfolio Analyst John C. Forelli, CFA, and John Hancock Asset Management’s Senior Portfolio Manager Lisa A. Welch share their thoughts.

Are central banks doing more harm than good?

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management’s Chief Economist Megan E. Greene explains how negative interest rates are coming up short, and why central banks are not out of policy options yet.

Brexit’s biggest risk is political

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Copycat moves to exit the European Union remain the biggest risk to emerge from the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote, says John Hancock Asset Management’s Chief Economist Megan E. Greene.

Central bank balance sheets not likely to shrink anytime soon

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management’s Chief Economist Megan E. Greene explains why bloated central bank balance sheets may not shrink in our lifetime.

This time actually is different

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management’s Chief Economist Megan E. Greene explains why economic rulebooks may need to be reconsidered in today’s environment of oversupply.

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.

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