JOHN HANCOCK FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT POLICY CHANGE
BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - The John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund (NYSE: BTO) (the “Fund”), advised by John Hancock Investment Management LLC (the “Adviser”) and subadvised by Manulife Investment Management (US) LLC, announced today that the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) has approved a change to the Fund’s investment policies. This change provides additional flexibility with respect to investments in investment grade securities, which the Adviser believes is in the best interest of the Fund’s shareholders.
Under the revised investment policies, the Fund will be allowed to invest in investment grade securities beyond defensive purposes. The Fund will be allowed to invest in investment grade securities for lower volatility and yields that potentially meet or exceed the Fund’s distribution.
The change announced today will become effective as of December 15, 2022.
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined by the United States securities laws. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements because they are subject to uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond the Fund’s control and could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.
An investor should consider a Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing.
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