International investing at John Hancock Investments
Investing outside the United States can help you expand portfolio opportunities while adding diversification potential. Trends now taking place in non-U.S. markets make the case for international investing even stronger.
The share of the global stock market represented by non-U.S. companies is large and growing. Yet many U.S. investors haven’t kept pace, resulting in portfolios that have a home country bias and leave nearly half the world’s equity opportunities on the table.
International equities are nearly half of the global market
MSCI AC World Index, as of 12/31/18
Yet most individual investors allocate only a small percentage to international stocks
Average international equity allocation for U.S. financial advisors' moderate risk portfolio models
The growth outlook is stronger overseas, with China and India becoming economic powerhouses
Top 10 global economies in 2015 and projections of the top 10 in 2050, ranked by nominal GDP
2015, U.S. billions ($)
2050 projections, U.S. billions ($)
The middle class is growing much faster overseas
Increases in number of middle-class adults by region and selected countries, 2000–2015 (%)
|Did you know?|
|International markets account for nearly half of the world’s equity market capitalization and are home to:|
|■ 7 of the 10 largest energy companies
■ 6 of the 10 largest materials companies
■ 5 of the 10 largest banks
International markets have periods of outperformance
Historically, non-U.S. stocks and U.S. stocks have alternated in cycles of performance, with one leading the other for an extended period of time before reversing.
Valuations and dividend yields are more attractive in developed and emerging markets
Forward price-to-earnings and price-to-book ratios and dividend yields of selected U.S. and international equity indexes, 12/31/18
Finding the best specialized manager for every fund we offer
Our multimanager approach puts us in a unique position to evaluate the skill sets, track records, and experience of today's portfolio managers, and our international lineup features a range of portfolios managed by some of the industry's best teams.
Explore our international equity funds
At John Hancock Investments, our international equity funds are designed to address a range of investor needs. We’ve offered international equity strategies to individual and institutional investors for more than 30 years, and today we oversee more than $27 billion
in international equities across a range of strategies, managed by some of the best specialized portfolio teams from around the world.
|TICKER||FUND NAME||MANAGED BY||MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY||USE FOR|
|JDVIX||Disciplined Value International Fund||Boston Partners||Foreign Large Blend||Core international holding|
|JTQIX||ESG International Equity Fund||Boston Common Asset Management||Foreign Large Growth||Opportunistic international holding|
|JEMMX||Emerging Markets Equity Fund||John Hancock Asset Management||Diversified Emerging Markets||International diversification|
|JEVIX||Emerging Markets Fund||Dimensional Fund Advisors||Diversified Emerging Markets||International diversification|
|JFGIX||Fundamental Global Franchise Fund||John Hancock Asset Management||World Large Stock||Concentrated global holding|
|JGEFX||Global Equity Fund||John Hancock Asset Management||World Large Stock||Concentrated global holding|
|JGYIX||Global Shareholder Yield Fund||Epoch Investment Partners||World Large Stock||Global dividend income|
|JTKIX||Global Thematic Opportunities Fund||Pictet Asset Management||World Large Stock||Unconstrained global holding|
|JCOIX||Greater China Opportunities Fund||John Hancock Asset Management||China Region||Focused emerging-market equity holding|
|HEQ||Hedged Equity & Income Fund||Wellington Management||Closed-End World Large Stock||Diversifying sources of income|
|GOGIX||International Growth Fund||Wellington Management||Foreign Large Growth||Core international holding|
|JSCIX||International Small Company Fund||Dimensional Fund Advisors||Foreign Small/Mid Blend||Growth opportunities and portfolio diversification|
|JHMD||Multifactor Developed International ETF||Dimensional Fund Advisors||Foreign Large Blend||Core international holding|
|JHEM||Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF||Dimensional Fund Advisors||Diversified Emerging Markets||Core international holding|
|HTY||Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund||Multiple managers||Closed-End World Large Stock||Global tax-sensitive dividend income|
As of 3/23/18, International Growth Fund is closed to new investors.
Investing involves risks, including the potential loss of principal. These products carry many individual risks, including some that are unique to each fund. Please see each fund's prospectus to learn all of the risks associated with each investment. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or eliminate the risk of a loss.