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Market Intelligence Call Replay

October 2017 | Conference Call Replay

Head of Investment Research Emily R. Roland, CIMA, and Market Strategist Matthew D. Miskin, CFA 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.

Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund monthly update

October 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.

Global Market Outlook

October 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.

Market Intelligence | The latest thinking from our asset management network

October 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.

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.

Why risk management grows more crucial as investors retire

June 2017 | PDF

As a portfolio transitions from the accumulation phase to the distribution phase, the magnitude and timing of market volatility matter much more. Keith H. Van Etten of Van Etten Consulting explains why risk management becomes indispensable as retirement approaches.

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.

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.

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.

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.