John Hancock Investment Management celebrates five-year anniversary of its original ETF suite


BOSTON, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – John Hancock Investment Management, a company of Manulife Investment Management, announced that its inaugural suite of John Hancock ETFs was launched five years ago today. The firm’s ETF offering, subadvised by Dimensional Fund Advisors, has since expanded to 15 funds that include U.S. and international equity portfolios and a range of sector-specific products. The original suite of ETFs, celebrating five-year track records, includes the following six funds:

  • John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF (JHML)
  • John Hancock Multifactor Mid Cap ETF (JHMM)
  • John Hancock Multifactor Technology ETF (JHMT)
  • John Hancock Multifactor Healthcare ETF (JHMH)
  • John Hancock Multifactor Financials ETF (JHMF)
  • John Hancock Multifactor Consumer Discretionary ETF (JHMC)

“With more than $4 billion in assets under management, we are grateful to the financial professionals and their clients who have embraced the John Hancock ETF suite and are utilizing the funds in

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Valero Energy: Management Committed To High Yield, But Risks Remain (NYSE:VLO)


When this latest Covid-19 economic downturn hit the world, it seemed quite likely that Valero Energy (VLO) would join the list of companies reducing their dividends. To their credit, they have managed to defy this pressure and keep their dividends flowing amidst this turmoil. Although when looking at their current and future situations, there are still risks that keep me from getting excited about this high 9% dividend yield.

Executive Summary & Ratings

Since many readers are likely short on time, the table below provides a very brief executive summary and ratings for the primary criteria that was assessed. This Google Document provides a list of all my equivalent ratings as well as more information regarding my rating system. The following section provides a detailed analysis for those readers who are wishing to dig deeper into their situation.

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*There are significant short and medium-term uncertainties for

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3 Top Picks From The Thriving Waste Management Industry

It doesn’t matter that we are amid a pandemic that is unlikely to dissipate any time soon, we cannot stop producing waste. The waste management industry is, thus, in a good shape, witnessing a relative shift of waste production from industry and commercial centers to medical centers and residential areas.

The coronavirus pandemic has strongly necessitated the proper disposal of trash. Hence, waste management companies are at an advantage as there has been a substantial increase in residential waste with the rise in the work-from-home trend and travel restrictions. Medical waste, too, has increased due to the rising usage of masks, gloves, suits and syringes.

Increasing population and urbanization are key drivers of the industry, as these prompt a significant rise in garbage and recycling. Also, decline in places to store or dump garbage, with the landfills being filled and closed, is considerably fueling the need to manage waste. Environmental

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Is Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ “Keeper Test” good management?

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Netflix co-founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings in front of a Netflix logo

Most companies don’t boast about their penchant for firing people. Netflix is a different story. One of the core tenets of Netflix’s workplace culture is that it functions not like a family, but like a professional sports team. That means anyone—no matter how hard-working they are, or how good their track record might be—is vulnerable to getting cut.

That principle was on full display this month with the surprise ouster of Cindy Holland, Netflix’s longtime vice president of original content, who was responsible for developing a powerhouse slate of domestic programming, from House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black to Stranger Things.

Nonetheless, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos initiated a restructuring that left Holland without a role at the company, and named Bela Bajaria, who had previously overseen non-English TV programming at

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If Credit Card Relief’s a No-Go, Check Out Debt Management

As cardholders experience financial difficulties due to COVID-19, some credit card issuers are promoting their hardship programs.

Once a well-kept secret, these programs are now more prominently advertised, offering things like deferred payments and lower interest rates. But not all cardholders will qualify or receive favorable terms.

If you’ve been denied COVID-19 relief, if it’s insufficient, or if your relief terms are expiring, consider turning to a nonprofit credit counseling agency. Credit counselors may be able to help you with get-out-of-debt options — among them, possibly, a debt management plan, which rolls several balances into a single payment at a lower interest rate.

“It essentially works as a consolidation loan without creating a new loan,” says Thomas Nitzsche, a spokesperson for Money Management International, a nonprofit credit counseling agency.

Here’s what to know about this kind of assistance.

Hardship programs vs. debt management plans

Credit card hardship programs are ideal

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Trump Tax Avoidance Scandal Exposes Poor Risk Management And Double Standards At Deutsche And Professional Banks

The New York Times
’ expose of President Donald Trump’s years of tax avoidance is a painful reminder of the stark double standards applied in this country to the very powerful and everyone else. Trump’s wealth and connections enabled him to dodge the Vietnam War, while others without power and connections served and tragically yet, thousands paid with their lives. His power and wealth have enabled Trump to avoid paying taxes, while thousands get audited and fined for the smallest of infractions. He finally paid $750. Surreal. Why have the IRS, legislators and judges repeatedly looked the other way when it comes to Trump’s opaque finances? In part, the fact that the IRS’ budget has been gutted helps explain part of the problem.

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Business School Briefing: top management masters

FT Masters in Management 2020 ranking

Find out the FT’s best business schools and the full list of the leading 90. Read about why students are studying for a Masters in Management, how to make the best of online learning and why courses must adapt to social concerns in our report at

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“There is a marked gender pay gap in all of the top six sectors for Masters in Management alumni,” say Leo Cremonezi and Sam Stephens. Take a look at MiM graduates’ progress — in charts.

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FT NextGen is back and is offering FREE passes for students. This year, join us virtually for more exciting speakers, tackling issues the next generation is facing in the post-corona world. From how to invest in property to dating during coronavirus, join us to hear from the FT’s brightest young editors and experience NextGen from the comfort

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How 21st Century Management Is Being Redefined

The World Agility Forum took place online on September 26-27, 2020. It sought to create a new sense of unity among Agile and related change movements around a common vision of how organizations should be run in the 21st Century. The Forum brought together many groups and alliances that in the past have tended to meet separately. In the course of the Forum, a redefinition of 21st Century management began emerging.

Opening Keynote

A video of the opening keynote is here:

Closing remarks at the World Agility Forum

Thanks to Hugo Lourenco and David Cunha and all the speakers who made the World Agility Forum 2020 such an amazing event. It confirmed that in this time of global crisis, the need for agility has never been more evident.

Hugo Lourenco’s vision of creating “an alliance of

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Automated Money Management Platform M1 Finance Doubles Assets in Six Months & Hits $2 Billion Mark

M1 Finance, a U.S.-based automated money management platform, announced on Thursday it surpassed $2 billion in assets on its platform, just six months after hitting the $1 billion asset mark. The company claims that it reached both $1 billion and $2 billion AUM thresholds faster and with far less funding than any of its fintech peers. 

Founded in 2015, M1 describes itself as an intelligent, seamlessly integrated money management platform that puts financial future in its customers’ hands. Its mission is to empower customers to improve their financial well-being. To do this, M1 combines investing, borrowing, and cash management in one platform, which features the following products:

  • Invest: Build a portfolio of stocks and ETFs for free with an M1 Finance account
  • Borrow: Unlock a low-cost flexible portfolio line of credit with just $10,000 invested
  • Spend: Get the best of digital banking that integrates with investments

M1 also revealed

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Demand Response Management Systems Market

The Demand Response Management Systems Market research report  includes Market Size, Upstream Situation, Market Segmentation, Demand Response Management Systems Market Segmentation, Price & Cost And Industry Environment. In addition, the report outlines the factors driving industry growth and the description of market channels. The Demand Response Management Systems Market profile also contains descriptions of the leading topmost manufactures/players like (ABB, Siemens, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, AutoGrid, GE, Schneider Electric, EnerNOC, Johnson Controls, Itron, Lockheed Martin) which including Capacity, Production, Price, Revenue, Cost, Gross, Gross Margin, Growth Rate, Import, Export, Demand Response Management Systems Market Share and Technological Developments. It covers Regional Segment Analysis, Type, Application, Major Manufactures, Demand Response Management Systems Industry Chain Analysis, Competitive Insights and Macroeconomic Analysis.

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Target Audience of the Global Demand Response Management Systems Market in Market Study:

Distributors, Dealers,

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