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Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund monthly update

February 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.

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.

Weekly Market Recap

February 2017 |

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

Attracting clients through ESG and sustainable investing

February 2017 | PDF

The rapid growth of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing reflects rising demand from investors for values-based approaches and poses challenges for advisors wishing to attract and retain these clients. Todd J. Cassler, President of Institutional Distribution, outlines simple steps that advisors can take to speak intelligently about ESG, provide credible ESG investment alternatives, and position their practices to better address growing client demand for ESG investing.

Target-date funds: embracing open architecture

February 2017 | PDF

Defined contribution plan-level best practices call for an open-architecture, or multimanager, lineup of investment offerings, but that line of thinking rarely extends to target-date portfolio construction. If open architecture is important, explains John Hancock Investments’ CEO Andrew G. Arnott, then more target-date funds should be open.

Disciplined Value Fund quarterly update

January 2017 | Conference Call Replay

Mark E. Donovan, CFA, co-chief executive officer and portfolio manager at Boston Partners, shared his latest thoughts on John Hancock Disciplined Value Fund and the broader market environment.

International Growth Fund monthly update

January 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.

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.

Active share and mutual fund performance

January 2017 | PDF

The development of active share in the mid-2000s offered a potentially forward-looking view into a fund’s performance prospects and, as a result, it has become an increasingly popular metric for investors. Head of Investments Leo M. Zerilli, CIMA, discusses the definition and origin of active share and its benefits and limitations as a predictor of fund performance.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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