Global Multi-Asset Diversified Income Strategy

This dynamic income strategy blends the expertise of our global equity, fixed-income, and multi-asset solutions teams’ capability sets, with a goal of delivering a consistent gross distribution yield of 7.5%*, along with the potential for capital growth. The investment team uses a globally unconstrained approach, investing in fixed income and equities in addition to a specialized derivative overlay strategy in order to pursue a consistent yield in all types of market environments.



The team believes that the most effective way of achieving a high, stable income is through targeting a diversified range of asset classes that, when combined, should produce income in most market environments. The portfolio is constructed with income as a desired outcome: The team uses a differentiated approach to pursue yield, minimizing reliance on equity appreciation in favor of fixed-income holdings and an option strategy. They combine strategic asset allocation with a bottom-up approach to equity and credit research and selection, leveraging Manulife Investment Management’s global trading infrastructure and alpha generation process. The team also sells covered calls and collateralized puts to further enhance the yield and provide added downside protection.

Managed by

John F. Addeo, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income

John is the global CIO for the firm’s fixed-income strategies (public markets), as well as senior portfolio manager on the high-yield and global credit products. Prior to joining the company, he was with MFS Investment Management, where he held progressive portfolio management roles, most recently as an investment officer for the high-yield bond group, while playing an integral role in that firm’s expansion into global credit. Earlier in his career, John held high-yield analyst roles at Eaton Vance and Keystone Investments, covering a wide variety of industries and gaining broad experience in public and private placement markets, restructurings, and liquidations. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society Boston.

  • Education: B.S., Siena College 
  • Joined the company: 2012
  • Began career: 1984
John F. Addeo, CFA


At Manulife Investment Management, we offer investment strategies through a variety of vehicles to suit a broad range of client needs. Contact our institutional sales or consultant relations team to find out if this strategy/vehicle is offered in your region. 

  • Separate accounts

    Our separate accounts and separately managed accounts (SMAs) are designed for institutions and high-net-worth clients seeking tailored investment solutions and direct ownership of securities. 

  • CITs

    Our professionally managed collective investment trusts (CITs) are available in certain qualified retirement plans.

  • Mutual funds

    Mutual funds are liquid, professionally managed portfolios which are available to both institutional and retail investors.

Key facts

  • Inception date

    April 2019

  • Strategy AUM (USD)

    $594.23 million

  • Benchmark


  • Style

    Global multi-asset income

  • Average portfolio manager experience

    36 years

Important disclosures

*Dividend yield is for indication only and not guaranteed. To be evaluated on a monthly basis. Dividend may pay out of the capital. Distribution yield is a long-term target. Over shorter periods of time the actual distribution yield may be above or below the target.

All information shown is as of March 31, 2022, unless otherwise indicated. Strategy-level information may differ from vehicle-specific information. Not all vehicles are available in all locations and may be offered through affiliates of Manulife Investment Management.


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