An income solution for all market environments
Today’s market climate poses a host of challenges to advisors. Market volatility seems here to stay. An aging population is increasingly preoccupied with sustaining a steady income stream.
Faced with these challenges, the Canadian Fixed Income Team at Manulife Investment Management saw opportunity — an opportunity to build a better income solution. One that could:
- Invest anywhere in the world.
- Hold a diverse portfolio of income assets ranging from government bonds to dividend-paying equities to emerging market debt.
- Leverage our global network of credit analysts to manage risk.
- Provide a monthly distribution to investors.
- Tactically shift to a more aggressive or defensive stance based on market cycle.
Select exposure to high-yield opportunities
High-yield bonds and floating-rate loans are the bread and butter of the Manulife Yield Opportunities Fund. The former help us meet our income targets while the latter provide stability. The trick is getting the right balance at the right time.
Government bonds act as a safety net for the Manulife Yield Opportunities Fund, providing valuable risk protection in declining markets. Our job is to make sure that safety net is securely in place before the market turns.
Core stable returns
We scour the investment-grade universe to uncover incremental yield without adding risk. Doing this consistently year after year has enabled the fund to provide stable returns and elevated income.
Learn about our segregated fund platform
The Manulife Yield Opportunities Fund is available to segregated fund investors in the GIF Select InvestmentPlus® contract.
- Learn more about the Manulife Yield Opportunities GIF Select InvestmentPlus fund
- For high net worth investors (minimum $100,000 initial investment) consider the Manulife Balanced Income Private Segregated Pool, available in our Manulife Private Investment Pools – MPIP Segregated Pools contract. These pools recognize higher deposit amounts with management fee reimbursements. They also allow household contract linking, which combines all the contract balances in an investor’s household to potentially qualify for an even greater management fee reimbursement.
- Learn more about the estate planning advantages of segregated fund contracts
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Investments Unplugged: Episode 49
Is fixed income still yielding opportunities? Roshan Thiru and Sivan Nair, from the Canadian Fixed Income team at Manulife Investment Management, join Investments Unplugged to discuss credit markets, U.S. fiscal policy, and other topics related to bonds.
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Any amount that is allocated to a segregated fund is invested at the risk of the contractholder and may increase or decrease in value.
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