YCharts will provide John Hancock Investment Management’s sales team
with data and tools for showcasing performance, illustrating investment
ideas, and streamlining client communications.

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–John
Hancock Investment Management
, a company of Manulife Investment
Management, one of the industry’s leading providers of multimanaged
investment solutions, announced today that it has entered into an
agreement to outfit the company’s sales division with YCharts,
a cloud-based investment research and analysis platform.

With YCharts’ mobile-friendly offering, John Hancock Investment
Management’s sales team will be able to keep abreast of market and fund
flow movements; deliver timely market research and analysis; highlight
model portfolio solutions; and objectively address challenges that may
arise during meetings.

Jeffrey Duckworth, president of retail distribution at John Hancock
Investment Management, commented, “We’ve been extremely impressed with
YCharts, from both a product and customer support standpoint. By
providing our sales team with a cutting-edge investment research
platform, we’re helping them quickly and clearly communicate complex
investment ideas—and deliver more value—to our clients.”

“We’re thrilled to have been selected by a market leader like John
Hancock Investment Management, a company with over $150 billion in
assets under management, to help its team achieve its goals,” said Sean
Brown, president and CEO at YCharts. “This new relationship is further
validation for us of our focused strategy to provide clients with the
powerful tools and high-touch customer service they seek to support
their efforts to win in the market.”

For YCharts, this announcement comes shortly after the news of its
partnership with WealthManagement.com in April 2019, as well as the
October 2018 launch of its Model Portfolios tool, which has since been
used to create more than 11,000 model investment strategies.

About YCharts

YCharts is an investment research platform that enables smarter
investments, serving a client base of more than 4,000 professional
advisors, RIAs, financial planners, and asset managers that oversee more
than $500 billion in assets under management. The platform’s
comprehensive data, powerful visualization tools, and advanced analytics
have enabled YCharts to become the market’s go-to financial research
platform, serving as a one-stop shop for equity, mutual fund, and ETF
data and analysis. Industry professionals use YCharts for security
research, portfolio construction, idea generation, and market
monitoring. Through enhanced client communications and simplification of
often complex financial topics using visuals, YCharts helps professional
investors and advisors easily demonstrate their value to clients and
prospects. For more information, visit ycharts.com, contact [email protected],
or follow us on Twitter at @ycharts.

About John Hancock Investment Management

John Hancock has helped individuals and institutions build and protect
wealth since 1862. Today, we’re one of the strongest and most-recognized
financial brands. John Hancock Investment Management, a company of
Manulife Investment Management, serves 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 Manulife Investment Management

Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management
segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than 150
years of financial stewardship to partner with clients across our
institutional, retail, and retirement businesses globally. Our
specialist approach to money management includes the highly
differentiated strategies of our fixed-income, specialized equity,
multi-asset solutions, and private markets teams¹—along with access to
specialized, unaffiliated asset managers from around the world through
our multimanager model. Our personalized, data-driven approach to
retirement is focused on delivering financial wellness in retirement
plans of all sizes to help plan participants and members retire with
dignity.

Headquartered in Toronto, we operate as Manulife Investment Management
throughout the world, with the exception of the United States, where the
retail and retirement businesses operate as John Hancock Investment
Management and John Hancock, respectively; and in Asia and Canada, where
the retirement business operates as Manulife. Manulife Investment
Management had $837 billion in assets under management and
administration as of March 31, 2019². Not all offerings available in all
jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit our website at manulifeinvestmentmgt.com.

1. Investment management services provided by Manulife Investment
Management, John Hancock Asset Management, Hancock Natural Resource
Group and Hancock Capital Investment management. John Hancock Investment
Management’s multimanager approach oversees a global network of both
affiliated and unaffiliated asset management firms.

2. Source: MFC financials. Global Wealth and Asset Management AUMA at
March 31, 2019 was $837 billion and includes $189 billion of assets
managed on behalf of other segments and $134 billion of assets under
administration.

Contacts

Media contact for YCharts
3Points Communications
Will
Ruben
847-208-8289
[email protected]

Media contact for John Hancock Investment Management
Elizabeth
Bartlett
[email protected]
John
Hancock Funds, LLC
Member FINRA, SPIC