John Hancock ESG

International Equity Fund


  • NAV

    as of 03/16/18
  • Change

  • POP

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Key facts

Net expense ratio represents the effect of a fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement, contractual through 2/28/19, and is subject to change.

Sector composition

Top ten sectors

Top ten sectors 02/28/2018

Top holdings

Ten largest holdings

Ten largest holdings 02/28/2018

Asset mix

Asset mix

Asset mix 02/28/2018

Top countries

Top countries

Top countries 02/28/2018

Top industries

Top industries

Top industries 02/28/2018



Total returns (%)

Total returns (%)

For the most current Fund performance, please click here.


The past performance shown here reflects reinvested distributions and the beneficial effect of any expense reductions, and does not guarantee future results. Returns for periods shorter than one year are cumulative, and results for other share classes will vary. Shares will fluctuate in value and, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance cited. 

After sales charge performance reflects a maximum 5% front-end sales charge for Class A shares. 

The fund’s gross and net expense ratios are 2.11% and 1.28% for Class A shares, 1.85% and 1.02% for Class I shares, and 1.75% and 0.92% for Class R6 shares, respectively. Net expense ratios represent the effect of a contractual fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement through 2/28/19, and are subject to change.


The benchmark for John Hancock ESG International Equity Fund is the MSCI All Country (AC) World ex-USA Index, which tracks the performance of publicly traded large- and mid-cap stocks of developed-market and emerging-market companies outside the United States. Total returns are calculated gross of foreign withholding tax on dividends. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Large company stocks could fall out of favor. The stock prices of midsize and small companies can change more frequently and dramatically than those of large companies. Foreign investing, especially in emerging markets, has additional risks, such as currency and market volatility and political and social instability. A portfolio concentrated in one sector or that holds a limited number of securities may fluctuate more than a diversified portfolio. Hedging and other strategic transactions may increase volatility and result in losses if not successful. Illiquid securities may be difficult to sell at a price approximating their value. Fixed-income investments are subject to interest-rate and credit risk; their value will normally decline as interest rates rise or if an issuer is unable or unwilling to make principal or interest payments. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates and may be subject to early repayment and the market’s perception of issuer creditworthiness. Municipal bond prices can decline due to fiscal mismanagement or tax shortfalls, or if related projects become unprofitable. The interest earned on taxable municipal securities is fully taxable at the federal level and may be taxed at the state level. Liquidity—the extent to which a security may be sold or a derivative position closed without negatively affecting its market value, if at all—may be impaired by reduced trading volume, heightened volatility, rising interest rates, and other market conditions. Fund distributions generally depend on income from underlying investments and may vary or cease altogether in the future. The funds' ESG policy could cause them to perform differently than similar funds that do not have such a policy. Please see the funds' prospectuses for additional risks.


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