Portfolio Intelligence podcast

The Portfolio Intelligence podcast features interviews with asset allocation experts, portfolio construction specialists, and investment veterans from across John Hancock’s multimanager network. Hosted by John Bryson, head of investment consulting at John Hancock Investment Management, the dynamic discussion explores ideas advisors can use today to build their business while helping their clients pursue better investment outcomes.

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How advisors are using technology to help clients

October 12, 2021 | 20:01 | Ep. 37

Smart use of technology and social media is critical for investment professionals to help clients and grow their business. Brendan Barca, a coach, speaker, and consultant at Brendan Barca Solutions, teaches advisors how to seamlessly enter the digital age through live workshops, webinars, and online courses. In this episode, investment professionals can learn how to work with clients remotely and effectively with tools such as Zoom, WebEx, Google, and LinkedIn.

Debunking four fixed‐income investing myths

September 24, 2021 | 19:28 | Ep. 36

Fixed‐income investors are making some false assumptions about the market that could negatively affect portfolios, according to Co‐Chief Investment Strategists Emily R. Roland, CIMA, and Matthew D. Miskin, CFA. Using fixed‐income data analytics and market history, the strategists debunk narratives such as the U.S. Federal Reserve tapering its bond purchases will automatically lead to higher U.S. Treasury yields. Listen to this podcast to avoid four fixed‐income myths in today’s markets.

About our host

John P. Bryson leads the firm's investment consulting team, which is responsible for initiatives and businesses, including portfolio consulting, product channel consulting, exchange-traded fund capital markets, college savings, and stable value. He is a member of the John Hancock investment committee and the John Hancock 529 investment oversight committee, and he serves as chairman of the John Hancock pension and 401(k) investment subcommittee.


Prior to joining John Hancock Investment Management in 2008, he held product management and development positions at Fidelity Investments in the intermediary and defined contribution business units. Other previous roles include client service, investment training, and product specialist positions at New England Funds and Putnam Investments. John earned a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A. from Boston College.