Equity

Singapore

Manulife Singapore Equity Fund

The investment objective of Manulife Singapore Equity Fund is to achieve capital appreciation in the medium to long term by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity and equity-related securities (a) issued by entities listed or to be listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the “SGX-ST”); (b) of entities domiciled or organised under the laws of Singapore; or (c) of entities (whether domiciled or organised in Singapore or elsewhere) which in the opinion of the Manager, have significant assets, business, production activities, trading or other business interests in Singapore.

Asia

Asia ex Japan Equity

We believe that each individual Asian equity market is unique and hence offers opportunities to invest in companies that are overlooked or mispriced. Long term outperformance can be achieved by bottom up selection of undervalued, growth companies that have the pricing power or cost advantage that enable them to compete regionally and globally. The team believes that its extensive on-the-ground research gives it a deep local market insight which enables the timely identification of investment ideas.

Asia Small Cap

We believe that the Asian small cap universe is under-researched by the broker community and is largely inefficient. They believe that long term outperformance can be achieved by investing early in companies whose growth profile has been under-appreciated and hence incorrectly priced. In particular, the team looks to invest in companies that can achieve a re-rating and increase in market capitalization on the basis of market leadership, a superior growth profile and low valuation.

China A Shares

We believe that the mainland Chinese market is largely inefficient and that long term outperformance comes from the bottom-up selection of companies with excellent growth characteristics that are benefiting from strong long term investment trends.

Greater China

We believe that Greater China's markets are largely inefficient and with further economic convergence in the Greater China region, rigorous bottom-up stock picking can unearth companies with excellent growth characteristics that benefit from the strong long term investment trends in the region.

Global or International

United States

US Large Cap Core

We believe that quality companies with a sustainable competitive advantage and cash flow generation bought at the “right price” should outperform. Patience and a long-term investment horizon allows for the compounding of companies’ cash flows.   Read More

US Large Cap Value

The investment team believes that good companies with a sustainable competitive advantage and cash flow generation bought at the “right price” should outperform. Patience and a long-term investment horizon allow for the compounding of company cash flows.   Read More

US Mid Cap Growth

We believe that superior investment returns can be achieved by investing in companies that have sustainable competitive advantages that lead to better than average growth and financial returns and whose prospects are undervalued by the market.

US Small Cap Growth

We believe that superior investment returns can be achieved by investing in companies that have sustainable competitive advantages that lead to better than average growth and financial returns and whose prospects are undervalued by the market.

Canada

Canadian Large Cap Growth

The Canadian Large Cap Growth Equity team believes that long-term outperformance comes from bottom-up selection of stocks of companies with excellent growth characteristics that are benefiting from strong long-term investment trends and from top-down sector allocation determined by economic and market trends.   Read More

Canadian Large Cap Value

The investment team believes that good companies with a sustainable competitive advantage and cash flow generation bought at the “right price” should outperform. Patience and a long-term investment horizon allow for the compounding of company cash flows.   Read More

Canadian Small Cap Equity

The Canadian Small Cap Equity team believes portfolio outperformance can be achieved by investing in companies with characteristics shown to be strong predictors of outperformance, that demonstrate improving fundamentals, and that have identifiable catalysts for change, which may not be fully appreciated by a wider audience of investors.   Read More

Canadian Small-Mid-Cap Equity

We believe portfolio outperformance is achieved by investing in companies with characteristics shown to be strong predictors of outperformance, that demonstrate improving fundamentals, and that have identifiable catalysts for change, which may not yet be fully appreciated by a wider audience of investors.   Read More