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Four reasons we remain bullish on regional banks

February 2017 | PDF

After enduring a challenging path since the financial crisis, U.S. banks appear primed to outperform following an extended period of low interest rates. In the attached Viewpoints commentary, John Hancock Asset Management's, Lisa A. Welch details why the confluence of a rising interest-rate environment, attractive fundamentals, and continued industry consolidation makes U.S. bank stocks a very attractive investment opportunity in 2017.

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.

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.

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.

Why reports on the death of active management might be premature

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: The bull market since the financial crisis has created an ideal climate for passive investing, but the long-term outlook for active investing remains very positive, says Emory W. (Sandy) Sanders, Jr., CFA, senior portfolio manager of John Hancock Fundamental Large Cap Core Fund.

Forecasts for infrastructure spending are overly optimistic

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management’s Chief Economist Megan E. Greene explains why investors may be overestimating the size of potential infrastructure spending from the new administration.

Prospect of trade wars increases likelihood of recession

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: A Trump presidency increases the odds of trade wars that would negatively affect growth in the United States, says John Hancock Asset Management’s Chief Economist Megan E. Greene.

Capitalize on the depressed valuations of the financials sector

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Financial stocks are currently trading at depressed valuations and offer an attractive value at current levels, says Emory W. (Sandy) Sanders, Jr., CFA, senior portfolio manager of John Hancock Fundamental Large Cap Core Fund.

Momentum finally picking up for emerging-market equities

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: The outlook for emerging-market stocks has brightened, especially in China and Brazil, says Wellington Management’s John A. Boselli, CFA, portfolio manager of John Hancock International Growth Fund.

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.

The market might be fully valued, but these sectors are mispriced

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: While stock market valuations are near long-term average multiples, there exists opportunity based on sector mispricing, explains Emory W. (Sandy) Sanders, Jr., CFA, senior portfolio manager of John Hancock Fundamental Large Cap Core Fund.

Finding opportunities in an improving global economy

October 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Global economic growth has been picking up, creating new opportunities for equity investors, says Wellington Management’s John A. Boselli, CFA, manager of John Hancock International Growth Fund.

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