ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Steve Deroian, Head of ETF Strategy at John Hancock, at Inside ETFs conference that ran Jan. 22-25, 2017.

Deroian discussed why advisors and investors are under-allocated overseas.

Flexibility Will Be Key to Adapting to Change in 2017

The general sentiment from John Hancock Investments is that the economy is likely to go from a yellow light to a green light in 2017, but there are many factors that could shift things in a variety of directions.

“Flexibility is going to be the key as we move into 2017,” says Matthew Miskin, the firm’s senior capital markets research analyst. “With so many variables in play, advisors would be wise to leverage a strong, fundamentals-based core that is easily adapted to change.”

Adds Steve Deroian, John Hancock Investments’ head of ETF strategy, “What everybody is expecting to happen won’t necessarily come true, so managing client expectations will be half the battle.”

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