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An award-winning¹ review of the investment landscape

At John Hancock Investments, our multimanager approach to investing provides you with a unique advantage: the ability to leverage the very best market research from our diverse asset management network.

Our dedicated in-house research team aggregates, analyzes, and evaluates that market analysis to develop our 12- to 18-month outlook on a range of asset classes. The result is Market Intelligence.

Discover our rigorous approach to manager research and oversight—the backbone behind every edition of Market Intelligence.

A natural by-product of our manager research

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Leveraging the best ideas of the 75+ asset managers, independent research firms, broker-dealers, and banks in our network

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More than 60 researchers—part of 200+ professionals specializing in manager research and oversight—analyze and evaluate the views from our network

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Research is vetted and debated to develop our 12- to 18-month outlook on a range of asset classes

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An unparalleled network

We leverage the research of some of the best and brightest minds in the investment industry to create every issue of Market Intelligence.

  • Analytic Investors
  • Bain Capital Credit
  • Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss
  • Boston Common Asset Management
  • Boston Partners
  • Brandywine Global Investment Management
  • Breckinridge Capital Advisors
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Epoch Investment Partners
  • First Quadrant
  • GW&K Investment Management
  • Jennison Associates
  • John Hancock Asset Management
  • Pzena Investment Management
  • Redwood Investments
  • Standard Life Investments
  • Stone Harbor Investment Partners
  • Sustainable Growth Advisers
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Trillium Asset Management
  • Wellington Management

What's inside

Asset class views: Our 12- to 18-month outlook

Underlying fundamentals remain supportive, despite recent market volatility.

 

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Recent volatility may take more time to play out as the market adjusts to higher yields, protectionist rhetoric, and continued political turmoil. However, we believe fundamentals will eventually prevail and move U.S. equities higher over the next 12 to 18 months.

Economic growth has slowed outside the United States, reflected in recent declines across Asian and European equity markets. 

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We hold a neutral weighting in international equities within a global diversified portfolio. Among international equities, we favor a smaller-cap bias.

A nimble approach may be warranted to pursue income opportunities outside of low-yielding government sectors.

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Our fixed-income view stems from the bearish outlook of a number of managers in our network; some have reduced duration. We believe investment-grade corporates and emerging-market debt still offer upside.


Key macro themes from our asset management network

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A solid earnings backdrop continues to support equity markets, particularly in the United States, where fiscal stimulus is driving earnings estimates higher.

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Economic growth remains strong in the United States but has shifted down a gear overseas as certain negative factors plaguing non-U.S. markets take a stronger hold.

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The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates two more times in 2018, and the European Central Bank is likely to end quantitative easing before year end.


 



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