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Market Intelligence | The latest thinking from our asset management network

January 2017 | PDF

As a manager of managers, John Hancock Investments is uniquely positioned to harness the outlook from our vast network of asset managers and investment partners. Our dedicated in-house investment research team collects, sorts, and evaluates those views and presents them on a quarterly basis in the form of timely investment ideas you can share with your clients.

Weekly Market Recap

January 2017 |

A summary of key market data and headlines and a look ahead into next week.

A better way to invest: manager selection and oversight at John Hancock Investments

January 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.

Advisor Insight: Fiduciary prudence in rising interest rates

January 2017 | PDF

Retirement plan sponsors face a unique challenge as interest rates continue to rise. In this commentary, C. Frederick Reish, Esq., of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, discusses the fiduciary implications of switching to bond portfolios that may be less susceptible to losses due to rising rates.

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.

Finding the best income opportunities in a challenging market

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: There are ample opportunities for active bond managers despite the challenges of today’s interest rate environment, says Daniel S. Janis III, senior portfolio manager at John Hancock Asset Management. See which segments hold the most promise.

Opportunities in high yield and emerging markets require a selective approach

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: High yield and emerging markets have posted solid gains in 2016. Daniel S. Janis III, senior portfolio manager at John Hancock Asset Management, examines what’s needed to sustain those rallies.

The Fed is still on track for a December rate hike

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: The U.S. Federal Reserve has been pushing for a December rate hike for several months. Daniel S. Janis III, senior portfolio manager at John Hancock Asset Management, weighs the likelihood of a policy move.

U.S. dollar likely to strengthen in 2017

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: The U.S. dollar should record continued gains in 2017, says Daniel S. Janis III, senior portfolio manager at John Hancock Asset Management. See what the implications are for bond investors.

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.

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