Our different approach

John Hancock Investments has employed a unique multimanager approach, representing one of America's most trusted brands for over 25 years. Today, our diverse investment capabilities and risk-adjusted performance have made us one of the industry’s fastest-growing asset managers.

A trusted brand

John Hancock Investments is a premier asset manager representing one of America’s most trusted brands, with a heritage of financial stewardship dating back to 1862. Helping our shareholders pursue their financial goals is at the core of everything we do. It’s why we support the role of professional financial advice and operate with the highest standards of conduct and integrity.


All data is as of 12/31/17 unless otherwise noted.

1 The New York Times, 1999.

2 Not all funds are available to all investors. Funds domiciled outside the United States are not available to U.S. persons.

3 $104 billion in retail mutual fund and ETF assets and $52 billion in retirement assets, including seed capital.

4 Includes money market funds, hybrid funds, and fund-of-fund allocations to unaffiliated products.

A better way to invest

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. It’s this hands-on experience that led us to deepen our relationship with Dimensional Fund Advisors in creating John Hancock Multifactor ETFs.

Representative list of asset managers shows managers of stand-alone funds only. On 4/1/16, Mesirow Financial Investment Management acquired Fiduciary Management Associates, whose relationship with John Hancock Investments dates to 2009. All data is as of 12/31/17. All logos are the property of their respective owners.

Results for investors

Our unique approach to asset management enables us to provide a diverse set of investments backed by some of the world’s best managers, along with strong risk-adjusted returns across asset classes.

Proven top performing funds

All funds may experience periods of negative performance.

Based on 23 Class I returns where available. Results for John Hancock Blue Chip Growth Fund, John Hancock Equity Income Fund, and John Hancock Spectrum Income Fund are based on Class A share returns. Results for 21 John Hancock Multimanager Lifestyle Portfolios and John Hancock Multimanager Lifetime Portfolios, and Multi-Index Portfolios are based on Class R6 returns.


1 As of 12/31/17. Includes mutual fund rankings/ratings only. Out of 84 funds rated by Morningstar, 12 funds received a 5-star overall rating and 33 funds received a 4-star overall rating. Ratings are counted at the highest-rated share class. For each managed product, including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts, with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar RatingTM based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Exchange-traded funds and open-end mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10.0% of funds in each category, the next 22.5%, 35.0%, 22.5%, and bottom 10.0% receive 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1 star(s), respectively. The overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The rating formula most heavily weights the 3-year rating, using the following calculation: 100% 3-year rating for 36 to 59 months of total returns, 60% 5-year rating/40% 3-year rating for 60 to 119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% 5-year rating/20% 3-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

2 Morningstar, as of 12/31/17. 29 out of 41 funds outperformed their Morningstar category averages for the 10-year period ending 12/31/17. Includes mutual fund rankings/ratings only.

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