Digital versions of John Hancock Investments’ Market Intelligence take two top IAC Awards

Website and iPad® app of the firm’s flagship market research and outlook publication win Best Financial Services Interactive Application and Mobile Application, respectively.

BOSTON, May 10, 2018—The digital versions of John Hancock Investments’ flagship market research and outlook publication Market Intelligence took top awards in this year’s Internet Advertising Competition (IAC). The website won Best Financial Services Interactive Application and the iPad app won Best Financial Services Mobile Application.

Sponsored by the Web Marketing Association, the IAC Awards recognize excellence in digital marketing across dozens of industries. “At John Hancock Investments, we’re committed to helping financial advisors communicate more effectively with their clients and helping those clients make more informed decisions. Market Intelligence—across all of its platforms—is one of the many ways we help put today’s market trends in context,” said Karen A. McCafferty, head of marketing. “We’re thrilled to be recognized by the IAC for making Market Intelligence even more accessible, more engaging, and more useful to investors and advisors.”

Highly successful right from its launch in mid-2014, Market Intelligence provides a comprehensive review of the investment landscape from the company’s global network of more than 75 asset managers and investment partners. “It’s a platform of thought leadership that leverages one of the key benefits of our multimanager approach by bringing together a wide variety of portfolio manager insight, economic updates, and market outlook from across our diverse network of asset managers and researchers. We strive to make it as relevant as possible to advisors and investors, helping them focus on what our global network of experts has identified as the most important investment ideas to consider in the months ahead,” said Market Strategist Matthew D. Miskin, CFA, one of the chief architects behind Market Intelligence.

Early last year, its reach expanded tremendously with the launch of an interactive version, available as an iPad app in Apple’s® App Store. The reach expanded further in mid-year with the launch of a web-based version, available for desktop and all mobile devices. Both digital destinations feature:

  • The company’s 12- to 18-month outlook for a range of asset classes
  • Interactive charts and a guided view
  • Key macro themes from the company’s asset management network
  • Automatic updates and notifications
  • Related thought leadership and portfolio manager videos from the John Hancock Investments blog

The interactive web app can be found at mi.jhinvestments.com or be downloaded for iPad only in the App Store.

About John Hancock Investments
John Hancock has helped individuals and institutions build and protect wealth since 1862. Today, we’re one of the strongest and most-recognized financial brands. We serve investors globally through a unique multimanager approach: We search the world to find proven portfolio teams with specialized expertise for every strategy we offer, then we apply robust investment oversight to ensure they continue to meet our uncompromising standards and serve the best interests of our shareholders. Our approach to asset management has led to a diverse set of investments deeply rooted in investor needs, along with strong risk-adjusted returns across asset classes.

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife
John Hancock is a division of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers’ needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and as Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups, and institutions. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were over CAD$1.04 trillion (US$824.40 billion) as of December 31, 2017. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at manulife.com.

One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports approximately 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, and education savings plans. We also offer advice through Signator, a network of independent financial advisors. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com.