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A balanced approach to alternative investments

June 2014 | Video

VIDEO: Nathan W. Thooft, CFA, portfolio manager on our asset allocation team, talks about the team's balanced approach to incorporating nontraditional assets into portfolios seeking to deliver a more targeted, consistent risk return profile over time.

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.

A decade of outcome-oriented, multi-asset investing

March 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Nathan W. Thooft, CFA, co-head of global asset allocation at John Hancock Asset Management, reflects on years of innovation in the management of his team’s flagship target-risk asset allocation strategies. Nate and his colleagues manage John Hancock Multimanager Lifestyle Portfolios, which recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary.

A disciplined value approach to international equities

October 2014 | Video

VIDEO: Christopher K. Hart, CFA, describes how he and his co-portfolio managers of John Hancock Disciplined Value International Fund apply a disciplined value approach to investing in international equities.

A flexible approach is key in today’s fixed-income markets

March 2015 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management’s Daniel S. Janis III, senior portfolio manager of John Hancock Strategic Income Opportunities Fund, describes the benefits of a go-anywhere approach in today’s markets.

A more nimble approach to fixed-income investing

October 2014 | Video

VIDEO: Senior Portfolio Manager Howard C. Greene, CFA, describes how the John Hancock Bond Fund team pursues targeted opportunities in today's markets.

A nimble approach to allocating to stocks, bonds

May 2015 | Video

VIDEO: Michael J. Scanlon, Jr., CFA, senior investment analyst at John Hancock Asset Management, highlights the advantages of John Hancock Balanced Fund’s flexible mandate.

A seismic shift: what regulatory reform means for your retirement plan business model

September 2015 | PDF

New regulations governing fiduciary standards will challenge the ability of retirement plan advisors to differentiate their business models. Robert J. Rafter, J.D., of RJR Consulting, and Gene R. Huxhold, CFP, AIF, of John Hancock Investments, explore how advisors can reposition their value propositions and market their services for the next decade.

A selective approach to value investing

December 2014 | Video

VIDEO: Mark E. Donovan, CFA, portfolio manager at Robeco Investment Management, discusses how the portfolio management team at John Hancock Disciplined Value Fund creates a focused portfolio through its criteria for adding stocks as well as for selling them.

A technical take on this summer’s correction

October 2015 | PDF

While the bout of market volatility accompanying August’s correction was among the most severe since 2008, Wellington Management’s Frank L. Teixeira, CMT, CFA, argues that bull market trends remain intact. Using technical analysis, Frank manages John Hancock Technical Opportunities Fund.

A time-tested process built on security-level research

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Many bond funds’ performance is too closely tied to macroeconomic factors, says John Hancock Asset Management’s Howard C. Greene, CFA, senior portfolio manager of John Hancock Bond Fund. See why sector and security selection, along with managing maturity structure, can lead to more consistent outcomes.

A well-resourced, active approach to global equity investing

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Abundant resources, painstaking research, and a disciplined process underlie global equity investing at Wellington Management, the firm that manages John Hancock International Growth Fund.

Absolute return investing: taking a more targeted approach

March 2014 | PDF

Head of Investments Leo M. Zerilli, CIMA, discusses the disrupting effects of volatility since 2000 and how absolute return strategies are providing an alternative for investors by pursuing more consistent positive returns, regardless of market environment.

Absolute return strategies in an asset allocation context

May 2014 | Video

VIDEO: Nathan W. Thooft, CFA, a portfolio manager for John Hancock Alternative Asset Allocation Fund, discusses the role of absolute return investment strategies within a broader portfolio construction process.

Active or passive? Why both strategies should play a role

June 2014 | Video

VIDEO: Head of Investments Leo M. Zerilli, CIMA, explains how his team uses both active and passive investment strategies in diversified portfolios. The key is in knowing what each strategy brings to the table.