Performance matters.

Investor goals come in all shapes, sizes, time horizons and risk profiles and it can be a challenge matching a diverse set of goals to the right solution at the right time.

What can make it a little less challenging? A mutual fund and ETF lineup that is just as diverse and historically offers strong performance versus peers.

Our lineup spans fixed income, balanced and equity and across all geographies. And because it’s difficult to achieve a diverse set of goals without knowing all options available, we’re highlighting several solutions below and some of our 4 and 5 star rated funds. 

Recognized for exceptional performance for two years in a row by Investment Executive.

We’re proud to be recognized by Investment Executive as a top performing Canadian asset manager in 2019 and 2020

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  • Lipper Awards

    Manulife Investment Management was recognized at the Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv 2020, for the eighth consecutive year. 

     

     

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Percentage of Manulife mutual funds with 4 and 5 star Morningstar rating.*
Percentage of Manulife assets in mutual funds rated 4 and 5 star by Morningstar.**
Important disclosure

As of June 30, 2021

*Manulife Star Performers Based on number of rated funds. For more information see our Star Performers Tool.

Calculations of percentages are based on number of 4 and 5 star rated funds divided by total number of of star-rated funds in the lineup.

**Among rated funds. Source: Morningstar Direct, for lowest-fee funds as of June 30th, 2021. Please refer to www.morningstar.ca for greater detail on the calculation of the Star Ratings.

Calculations of percentages are based on assets in 4 and 5-star funds divided by total assets in rated funds. For more information see our Star Performers Tool. 

Equity funds

95% of Manulife equity fund assets are in first and second quartile of 3-year performance

Featured fund:

Manulife Dividend Income Fund (Series F)

Managed by Alan Wicks and the award-winning Value Equity Team, Manulife Dividend Income Fund aims to deliver long term growth and tax efficient monthly income. The Fund is:

  • Benchmark Agnostic: The team looks for companies that are not sensitive to commodities and have low financial leverage – which results in a fund that doesn’t look like the index or the peer group.
  • Diversified: The portfolio is a collection of diversified businesses that get their top‑line revenue from different industries and have a strong track record of ongoing profitability.
  • Active: The team’s long-term orientation allows them to take advantage of  short‑term opportunities.

Performance

 

1 year

3 year

5 year

Since inception*

Manulife Dividend Income Fund (Series F)

31.89%

15.79%

13.90%

14.26%

S&P/TSX Composite TR

33.85%

10.80%

10.77%

N/A

Canadian Focused Equity Category

32.62%

9.50%

9.80%

N/A
*Inception date: March 21, 2012. Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Growth of $10,000 since inception

Growth of $10,000 from March 21, 2012 to June 30, 2021. Ending values are Manulife Dividend Income Fund $34,435.49, Canadian Focused Equity mutual fund category $21,513.01, S&P/TSX Composite Index $21,453.44.


Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Rolling 12-month performance as of June 30, 2021

Rolling 12-month performance from March 31, 2013 to June 30, 2021 for Manulife Dividend income fund (Series F) and Canadian Focused Equity mutual fund category.


Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Morningstar ratings and peers beaten

 

Overall

1 year

3 year

5 year

Morningstar rating

5 stars

N/A

5 stars

5 stars

Percentage of peers beaten

N/A

62%

95%

92%

# of funds in category

N/A

N/A

591

486

As of June 30, 2021
Important disclosure

 Quartile rankings are determined by Morningstar. The quartiles divide the data into four equal regions and are subject to change every month. Quartile metrics as of June 30, 2021 for the categories shown and the percentage of AUM in 1st and 2nd quartile Funds  within those categories for each period are: Equity asset class: 1 year period, 46% ($15.3B), 3 year period, 95% ($30.5B), 5 year period, 94% ($29.9B), 10 year period, 98% ($12.3B).

Calculations of percentages are based on assets in funds rated in 1st and 2nd quartile divided by total assets in funds. Based on grouped Morningstar category (CIFSC). Among rated funds. 

Source: Morningstar Direct, for lowest-fee funds as of June 30th. Please refer to www.morningstar.ca for greater detail 3-yr performance ranking. For more information see our Star Performers Tool

Manulife Funds and Manulife Corporate Classes are managed by Manulife Investment Management Limited (formerly named Manulife Asset Management Limited).  Manulife Investment Management is a trade name of Manulife Investment Management Limited.

Inception date March 21, 2012. Source Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts as well as the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021. Series F is generally designed for investors who have a fee-based or wrap account with their dealer. Series F performance is net of fees and expenses. Advisor Series is also available and includes a 1.00% trailing commission. Performance histories are not indicative of future performance. Absolute rankings and star ratings are determined by Morningstar and shows how well a fund has performed compared to all other funds in its category peer group and are subject to change every month. The Morningstar Rating, commonly referred to as the Star Rating, relates how a fund has performed on a risk-adjusted basis against its Morningstar category peers and is subject to change every month. Funds are ranked by their Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return scores with the top 10% of funds in a category receiving 5 stars, the top 22.5% receiving 4 stars; a fund in the middle 35% receiving 3 stars; a fund in the next 22.5% receiving 2 stars and a fund in the bottom 10% receiving 1 star. The Overall Star Rating for a fund is a weighted combination of its 3, 5 and 10 year ratings. Overall ratings are adjusted where a fund has less than 5 or 10 years of history. Please refer to www.morningstar.ca for greater detail on the calculation of the Star Ratings.

Balanced funds

100% of Manulife balanced fund assets are in first and second quartile of 3-year performance

 

Featured funds:

Manulife Global Balanced Fund (Series F)

Global investing with a focus on resiliency:

  • Equity Managed Risk: Risk is managed on a bottom up or “brick by brick” basis without the confines of traditional geographical or market capitalization constraints and through extensive diversification.
  • Diversified Fixed Income: This Fund can invest across the spectrum of corporate debt securities of global issuers of any quality and term.
  • Expertise of Mawer: Mawer managed portfolios have historically not only performed well in rising markets but have also historically provided downside protection in uncertain market environments as well.
  • Consistently delivers top decile performance over 3 and 5 year time periods. *

Performance

 

1 year

3 year

5 year

Since inception

Manulife Global Balanced Fund (Series F)

13.17%

10.09%

9.69%

10.53%

Global Neutral Balanced Category

14.53%

6.80%

6.62%

N/A

*Inception date August 1, 2013. Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Growth of $10,000 since inception

Growth of $10,000 from August 1, 2013 to June 30, 2021. Ending values are Manulife Global Balanced Fund $22,076.01, Global Neutral Balanced mutual fund category $16,828.06.


Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Rolling 12-month performance as of June 30, 2021

Rolling 12-month performance from August 31, 2014 to June 30, 2021 for Manulife Global Balanced fund (Series F) and Global Neutral Balanced mutual fund category.


Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Morningstar ratings and peers beaten

 

Overall

1 year

3 year

5 year

Morningstar rating

5 stars

N/A

5 stars

5 stars

Percentage of peers beaten

N/A

40%

96%

96%

# of funds in category N/A N/A 1359 1073
As of June 30, 2021

Manulife Yield Opportunities Fund (Series F)

Global investing with a focus on generating income, capital preservation and minimizing risk. The fund looks to:

  • 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

Performance

 

1 year

3 year

5 year

10 year

Since inception*

Manulife Yield Opportunities Fund (Series F)

13.13%

7.05%

7.21%

6.80%

7.08%

Global Fixed Income Balanced Category

7.95%

5.04%

4.42%

4.80%

N/A

*Inception date December 23, 2009. Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Growth of $10,000 since inception

Growth of $10,000 from May 1, 2011 to June 30, 2021. Ending values are Manulife Yield Opportunities Fund $19,307.66, Global Fixed Income Balanced mutual fund category $16,231.88.


Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Rolling 12-month performance as of June 30, 2021

Rolling 12-month performance from December 31, 2010 to June 30, 2021 for Manulife Yield Opportunities fund (Series F) and Global Fixed Income Balanced mutual fund category.


Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Morningstar ratings and peers beaten

 

Overall

1 year

3 year

5 year

10 year

Morningstar rating

5 stars

N/A

5 stars

5 stars

5 stars

Percentage of peers beaten

N/A

94%

93%

99%

96%
# of funds in category N/A N/A 665 503 150
As of June 30, 2021
Important disclosure

‡ Quartile rankings are determined by Morningstar. The quartiles divide the data into four equal regions and are subject to change every month. Quartile metrics as of June 30, 2021 for the categories shown and the percentage of AUM in 1st and 2nd quartile Funds  within those categories for each period are: Balanced asset class: 1 year period, 46% ($19.0B), 3 year period, 100% ($41.5B), 5 year period, 100% ($39.5B), 10 year period, 100% ($18.8B).

Calculations of percentages are based on assets in funds rated in 1st and 2nd quartile  divided by total assets in funds. Based on grouped Morningstar category (CIFSC). Among rated funds. Source: Morningstar Direct, for lowest-fee funds as of June 30th, 2021. Please refer to www.morningstar.ca for greater detail 3-yr performance ranking. For more information see our Star Performers Tool.

Manulife Funds and Manulife Corporate Classes are managed by Manulife Investment Management Limited (formerly named Manulife Asset Management Limited).  Manulife Investment Management is a trade name of Manulife Investment Management Limited.

1 Manulife Global Balanced Fund inception date August 1, 2013. Source Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

2 Manulife Yield Opportunities Fund inception date December 23, 2009. Source Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts as well as the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021. Series F is generally designed for investors who have a fee-based or wrap account with their dealer. Series F performance is net of fees and expenses. Advisor Series is also available and includes a 1.00% trailing commission. Performance histories are not indicative of future performance. Absolute rankings and star ratings are determined by Morningstar and shows how well a fund has performed compared to all other funds in its category peer group and are subject to change every month. The Morningstar Rating, commonly referred to as the Star Rating, relates how a fund has performed on a risk-adjusted basis against its Morningstar category peers and is subject to change every month. Funds are ranked by their Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return scores with the top 10% of funds in a category receiving 5 stars, the top 22.5% receiving 4 stars; a fund in the middle 35% receiving 3 stars; a fund in the next 22.5% receiving 2 stars and a fund in the bottom 10% receiving 1 star. The Overall Star Rating for a fund is a weighted combination of its 3, 5 and 10 year ratings. Overall ratings are adjusted where a fund has less than 5 or 10 years of history. Please refer to http://www.morningstar.ca/ for greater detail on the calculation of the Star Ratings.

Fixed Income

93% of Manulife fixed income fund assets are in first and second quartile of 3-year performance§

 

Feature fund:

Manulife Strategic Income Fund (Series F)

  • The fund can access any fixed income asset class from any area of the world. Coupled with a focused, active currency management. The composition of this portfolio offers investors a unique opportunity in the space.
  • Managed 24 hours a day, 6 days a week with prudent risk management as the primary focus in all investment decisions.
  • Has historically been able to navigate market volatility while providing stable returns, by managing four key risks of fixed income investing (Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, Currency Risk and Liquidity Risk)
  • A core actively managed fixed income solution with a high degree of flexibility to invest globally in any type of fixed income instrument.

Performance

 

1 year

3 year

5 year

10 year

Since inception

Manulife Strategic Income Fund (Series F)

4.58%

4.89%

3.50%

5.17%

6.35%

Global Fixed Income category

0.33%

2.97%

1.76%

3.26%

N/A

*Inception date January 11, 2007. Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Growth of $10,000 over 10 years

Growth of $10,000 from 2011 to June 30, 2021. Ending values are Manulife Strategic Income Fund $16,557.24, Global Fixed Income mutual fund category $14,211.52.


Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Rolling 12-month performance as of June 30, 2021

Rolling 12-month performance from January 31, 2008 to June 30, 2021 for Manulife Strategic income fund (Series F) and Global Fixed Income mutual fund category.


Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Morningstar ratings and peers beaten

 

Overall

1 year

3 year

5 year

10 year

Morningstar rating

5 stars

N/A

5 stars

5 stars

5 stars

Percentage of peers beaten

N/A

80%

88%

89%

94%

# of funds in category N/A N/A 444 289 67
As of June 30, 2021
Important disclosure

§ Quartile rankings are determined by Morningstar. The quartiles divide the data into four equal regions and are subject to change every month. Quartile metrics as of June 30, 2021 for the categories shown and the percentage of AUM in 1st and 2nd quartile Funds  within those categories for each period are: Fixed Income asset class: 1 year period, 65% ($15.3B), 3 year period, 93% ($21.7B), 5 year period, 94% ($22.0B), 10 year period, 84% ($12.2B).

Calculations of percentages are based on assets in funds rated in 1st and 2nd quartile of 3-year performance divided by total assets in funds with 3-year performance. Based on grouped Morningstar category (CIFSC). Among rated funds. Source: Morningstar Direct, for lowest-fee funds as of June 30th 2021. Please refer to www.morningstar.ca for greater detail 3-yr performance ranking. For more information see our Star Performers Tool

Manulife Funds and Manulife Corporate Classes are managed by Manulife Investment Management Limited (formerly named Manulife Asset Management Limited).  Manulife Investment Management is a trade name of Manulife Investment Management Limited.

Inception date January 11, 2007. Source Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts as well as the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

Source: Morningstar Direct as of June 30, 2021. Series F is generally designed for investors who have a fee-based or wrap account with their dealer. Series F performance is net of fees and expenses. Advisor Series is also available and includes a 1.00% trailing commission. Performance histories are not indicative of future performance. Absolute rankings and star ratings are determined by Morningstar and shows how well a fund has performed compared to all other funds in its category peer group and are subject to change every month. The Morningstar Rating, commonly referred to as the Star Rating, relates how a fund has performed on a risk-adjusted basis against its Morningstar category peers and is subject to change every month. Funds are ranked by their Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return scores with the top 10% of funds in a category receiving 5 stars, the top 22.5% receiving 4 stars; a fund in the middle 35% receiving 3 stars; a fund in the next 22.5% receiving 2 stars and a fund in the bottom 10% receiving 1 star. The Overall Star Rating for a fund is a weighted combination of its 3, 5 and 10 year ratings. Overall ratings are adjusted where a fund has less than 5 or 10 years of history. Please refer to www.morningstar.ca for greater detail on the calculation of the Star Ratings.