U.S. core value equity team
Based in Boston, MA, the Manulife U.S. core value equity team, a boutique investment team within Manulife Investment Management, has been applying their proprietary seven-step investment process for over 17 years.
The U.S. core value difference
- Long track record—The team has been using their seven-step process for managing U.S. equities for over 17 years
- Focus on undervalued stocks—The team looks for opportunities selling at a substantial discount to their long-term potential.
- Opportunistic positioning—The team’s flexible portfolios can include both growth and value stocks of quality companies of any size so long as they exhibit sustainable competitive advantages and strong cash flow generation.
Get to know the Manulife U.S. core value equity team
The team looks for undervalued companies selling at a discount to their long-term potential—think of it like buying a dollar’s worth of stock for 70 cents or less. The companies they focus on are considered best of breed, with a sustainable competitive advantage and strong cash flow generation. To find them, the team searches both growth and value stocks of any market capitalization and they have the flexibility to employ active currency management to help protect against currency risk and potentially improve returns.
Meet the team behind the funds
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Team members and responsibilities listed are as of September 30, 2020.
The team believes that quality companies with a sustainable competitive advantage and cash flow generation bought at the right price should outperform the broader market. Patience and a long-term investment horizon allow for the compounding of companies’ cash flows, which allows companies to grow in value.
This process identifies undervalued companies with strong fundamentals that have the potential to outperform over the mid-to-long-term.
Portfolio managers may use some or all of the techniques described. No investment strategy or risk management technique can guarantee returns or eliminate risk in any market environment. Characteristics, guidelines, and constraints are for illustrative purposes only. They may change at any time and may differ for a specific account.
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The best way we can control risk is to pay the right price for the stock to begin with. We buy a stock when it’s at bear or worst-case value. That’s 70 cents or less on the dollar.
Talking investments with Sandy Sanders—Manulife U.S. All Cap Equity Fund
Sandy shares insight on Manulife U.S. All Cap Equity Fund, including the investment strategy, how ideas are generated, and risk mitigation. (May 2019)
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