John Hancock Investments launches Market Intelligence app for iPad

App leverages investment insight from the firm's network of asset managers and researchers

BOSTON, January 19, 2017 – John Hancock Investments today announced that Market Intelligence, an award-winning guide to the financial markets, is now available on iPad.

Over the past two years, Market Intelligence has become a trusted market resource for financial advisors and other intermediaries. John Hancock Investments' multimanager approach to investing provides its dedicated in-house research team with a unique advantage: the ability to leverage the best market insight from its global network of more than 75 specialized asset managers and investment partners. Research is vetted and debated to develop the firm's 12- to 18-month outlook on a range of asset classes, which is then presented in a chart-centric format.

"We conduct this kind of research as a by-product of the work we do to provide investment due diligence and oversight of the asset managers on our platform," explains Leo M. Zerilli, CIMA, head of investments at the firm. "The new iPad app will allow us to share our research in a more dynamic, interactive, and timely way, and hopefully enhance the ability of our clients to better position their portfolios."

Financial advisors and other intermediaries regularly use the guide to help frame market activity for investors and to highlight key trends observed by John Hancock Investments' research team. Each page is FINRA approved for use with investors, and can be used either as a stand-alone illustration or as part of the larger publication. Market Intelligence reaches more than 50,000 financial advisors each quarter; an additional 4,000 advisors order the guide every month. In 2015, Market Intelligence received a STAR Award from the Mutual Fund Education Alliance for excellence in communication.

The new iPad app takes Market Intelligence one big step forward, enabling users to explore interactive versions of the charts, get a guided editorial view, and receive intraquarter updates for key content. The app also offers related market insight from John Hancock Investments' award-winning Viewpoints blog and white paper series, including portfolio manager videos and investor education. Watch a preview here.

About John Hancock Investments
John Hancock has helped individuals and institutions build and protect wealth since 1862. Today, we are 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 Financial is a division of Manulife, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada, and the United States. Operating as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, our group of companies offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents, and distribution partners. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were CAD$966 billion (US$862 billion) as of September 30, 2016. 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.

The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers and administers a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com.

###

MF342648

MIAPP-PR 1/17

PR 2017-08