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A new Fed chair? Weighing the options for a change in leadership

September 2017 | Video

VIDEO: Senior Portfolio Manager Howard C. Greene, CFA, takes a closer look at what a possible Janet Yellen retirement could mean for the bond markets.

A nimble approach to today’s bond markets

September 2017 | Video

VIDEO: Senior Portfolio Manager Howard C. Greene, CFA, discusses the philosophy and process behind John Hancock Bond Fund.

Debt or equity? In emerging economies, it’s been a tale of two markets

September 2017 | PDF

When it comes to emerging markets, many investors think of the space as a high-risk, high-return asset class. But there are important differences between debt and equities, and the former need not be reserved for the adventurous of heart. Stone Harbor Investment Partners' James E. Craige, CFA, takes a closer look.

Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund monthly update

September 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.

Flexible is the new core: fixed-income investing for the next 30 years

September 2017 | PDF

After an epic bull market for core bonds, investors have been rethinking their fixed-income allocations going forward—and for good reason. This paper explores how more flexible mandates can harness those drivers of bond performance that aren’t dependent on changes in interest rates to generate returns.

Global Market Outlook call replay

September 2017 | Conference Call Replay

John Hancock Asset Management’s Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation Robert M. Boyda shares his 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.

Four reasons to consider small- and mid-cap international stocks for active allocations

August 2017 | PDF

The small- and mid-cap segments of today’s international equity markets offer strong potential for superior risk-adjusted returns as well as enhanced portfolio diversification, according to Boston Partners’ Christopher K. Hart, CFA, and Joshua M. Jones, CFA, portfolio managers of John Hancock Disciplined Value International Fund.

Disciplined Value Fund quarterly update

July 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.

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.

Discussing fees with your clients

June 2017 | PDF

As an advisor, you typically add value to your clients that goes well beyond managing investments. But how well do you communicate your level of personal value in relation to fees? Learn actionable ideas on how to articulate your expertise, be confident in how you set and address fees, and understand how your personal brand can attract new business and grow assets under management.

What’s next for the Fed’s balance sheet

June 2017 | Conference Call Replay

With tight valuations in the mortgage market, how the Fed decides to pare back its $1.8 trillion in agency MBS debt will have big implications for the bond market. Jeffrey N. Given, CFA, senior portfolio manager at John Hancock Asset Management, weighs the implications in this replay.

International Growth Fund monthly update

June 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.

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