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How to defuse one volatile market with another

May 2018 | Video

VIDEO: Fight market volatility with more volatility? The 2018 VIX spike unnerved many market participants, but it also presented opportunities for absolute return managers to match long volatility positions in one market against short volatility positions in another. Adam C. Rudd, CFA, investment director at Standard Life Investments, manager of John Hancock Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund, explains his pairing of comparatively concentrated and cyclical investments with those more diversified and defensive.

Disciplined Value International Fund update

May 2018 | Conference Call Replay

Christopher K. Hart, CFA, portfolio manager at Boston Partners, shares his latest thoughts on the market environment and how those views are reflected within John Hancock Disciplined Value International Fund.

International Growth Fund update

April 2018 | Conference Call Replay

Laura Howenstine, Investment Director at Wellington Management, shares her latest thoughts on the market environment and how those views are reflected within John Hancock International Growth Fund.

Bond Fund quarterly update

April 2018 | Conference Call Replay

Howard C. Greene, CFA, Portfolio Manager at John Hancock Asset Management, shares his latest thoughts on the Fixed income environment and how those views are reflected within John Hancock Bond Fund.

Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund quarterly update

April 2018 | Conference Call Replay

Neil Richardson, 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.

Disciplined Value Fund quarterly update

April 2018 | 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.

Multimanager target-date funds aim for better risk-adjusted results

April 2018 | Video

VIDEO: An open-architecture target-date fund construction process yields an additional dimension of diversification, says John Hancock Asset Management (JHAM) Portfolio Manager Robert E. Sykes, CFA. Always wary of the perils embedded in manager concentration risk, Rob and his colleagues on JHAM’s global asset allocation team oversee three different suites of multimanager target-date funds, including John Hancock Multimanager Lifetime Portfolios.

Global Market Outlook

April 2018 | 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.

Reducing longevity risk and market risk with two different glide paths

April 2018 | Video

VIDEO: Guarding against longevity risk—the risk of outliving your money—is among the biggest risks retirement savers must face. Market risk is yet another. John Hancock Asset Management’s (JHAM’s) Portfolio Manager Robert E. Sykes, CFA, outlines the two distinct equity glide paths his team designed for plan sponsors with competing target-date fund investor needs to address. Rob and his colleagues on JHAM’s global asset allocation team oversee three different suites of multimanager target-date funds, including John Hancock Multimanager Lifetime Portfolios.

Strategic Income Opportunities Fund quarterly update

April 2018 | 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

April 2018 | 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.

Can history teach us anything about today’s trade tensions?

April 2018 | Video

VIDEO: The Great Depression’s Smoot-Hawley tariffs and the history of empires rising and falling are instructive for anyone wishing to better understand today’s rising trade tensions, says Megan E. Greene, chief economist with John Hancock Asset Management. Megan examines the lessons that may be drawn from history as the U.S. and China engage in retaliatory threats that are triggering financial market volatility and could envelop the world’s great economic powers in a trade war.

The risks of using tariffs to rein in America’s current account deficit

April 2018 | Video

VIDEO: Attempts to reduce or reverse the United States’ current account deficit by imposing trade tariffs could create unnecessary risks and do more harm than good to the broader economy, says Megan E. Greene, chief economist with John Hancock Asset Management. Megan examines the domestic policies that drive America’s current account deficit—independent of trade—and discusses why any approach that alleges unfairness on the part of U.S. trading partners may be misdirected. What’s more, it’s unclear whether an account deficit should be considered a sign of economic weakness, she says.

How alternative investments help us manage this mature market cycle

April 2018 | Video

VIDEO: If equity valuations have been bid up too high and bond yields remain too low, is there a third way for asset allocators? John Hancock Asset Management (JHAM) Portfolio Manager Robert E. Sykes, CFA, argues alternative investments play an important role in most macroeconomic environments—but particularly those marked by the maturing market cycle we’re observing right now. Rob and his colleagues on JHAM’s global asset allocation team oversee three different suites of multimanager target-date funds, including John Hancock Multimanager Lifetime Portfolios.

Trade tensions rising—where we go from here

April 2018 | Video

VIDEO: As the U.S. and China ratchet up plans to impose tariffs, market volatility has skyrocketed. Megan E. Greene, chief economist with John Hancock Asset Management, puts the trade tensions in context and explains where the world’s two largest economies are likely to go from here. She outlines retaliatory options that China could eventually consider if the dispute escalates, including devaluing its currency and trimming its purchases of U.S. Treasury bonds—moves that could have negative implications for the broader economy and the U.S. government’s fiscal health.

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