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Manulife Investments has announced that it will lower the risk rating on five of its mutual funds and cap certain other funds.

The lowered risk ratings, effective on or about July 31, 2015, are for the following funds:

Manulife Diversified Strategies Fund – from “low to medium” to “low”
Manulife Special Opportunities Class – from “high” to “medium”
Manulife China Class – from “high” to “medium to high”
Manulife Global Real Estate Class – from “medium to high” to “medium”
Manulife Global Real Estate Fund – from “medium to high” to “medium”

No changes have been made to the investment objectives, strategies or management of these funds.

Also, due to limited investor demand, on July 31, 2015, Manulife Investments will cease offering the U.S. Dollar Purchase Option series of all funds listed below, and all series of the Manulife Canadian Bond Fund. Instead of the U.S. Dollar Purchase Option, investors interested in purchasing investments in U.S. dollars have the option of choosing U.S. Dollar Funds. Manulife Investments offers four pure U.S. dollar funds: two fixed income, one balanced and one equity.

The following funds are capped to all new and ongoing purchases. Any existing pre-authorized chequing plans, Group Plan Purchases and RESP incentives to the Manulife Canadian Bond Fund will be directed to a money market fund managed by Manulife Investments, unless securityholders advise otherwise.

All Series Capping
MANULIFE CANADIAN BOND FUND
US Dollar Purchase Option Capping
MANULIFE ASIA TOTAL RETURN BOND FUND
MANULIFE CORPORATE BOND FUND
MANULIFE DIVERSIFIED STRATEGIES FUND
MANULIFE EMERGING MARKETS DEBT FUND
MANULIFE GLOBAL ALL CAP FOCUSED FUND
MANULIFE GLOBAL BALANCED FUND
MANULIFE GLOBAL DIVIDEND FUND
MANULIFE GLOBAL FOCUSED BALANCED FUND
MANULIFE GLOBAL FOCUSED FUND
MANULIFE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND
MANULIFE GLOBAL REAL ESTATE FUND
MANULIFE GLOBAL STRATEGIC BALANCED YIELD FUND
MANULIFE GLOBAL TACTICAL CREDIT FUND
MANULIFE HIGH YIELD BOND FUND
MANULIFE INTERNATIONAL FOCUSED FUND
MANULIFE INTERNATIONAL VALUE EQUITY FUND
MANULIFE LEADERS OPPORTUNITIES PORTFOLIO
MANULIFE STRATEGIC INVESTMENT GRADE GLOBAL BOND FUND
MANULIFE U.S. DIVIDEND REGISTERED FUND
MANULIFE U.S. LARGE CAP EQUITY FUND
MANULIFE U.S. MONTHLY HIGH INCOME FUND
MANULIFE U.S. OPPORTUNITIES FUND
MANULIFE U.S. TACTICAL CREDIT FUND
MANULIFE VALUE FUND
MANULIFE WORLD INVESTMENT FUND
MANULIFE YIELD OPPORTUNITIES FUND
MANULIFE ASIA EQUITY CLASS
MANULIFE CANADIAN FOCUSED CLASS
MANULIFE GLOBAL DIVIDEND CLASS
MANULIFE GLOBAL FOCUSED CLASS
MANULIFE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE CLASS
MANULIFE GLOBAL REAL ESTATE CLASS
MANULIFE MONTHLY HIGH INCOME CLASS
MANULIFE SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES CLASS
MANULIFE U.S. ALL CAP EQUITY CLASS
MANULIFE U.S. DIVIDEND CLASS
MANULIFE U.S. LARGE CAP EQUITY CLASS
MANULIFE U.S. OPPORTUNITIES CLASS
MANULIFE WORLD INVESTMENT CLASS
MANULIFE BALANCED INCOME PRIVATE TRUST
MANULIFE CORPORATE FIXED INCOME PRIVATE TRUST
MANULIFE GLOBAL BALANCED PRIVATE TRUST
MANULIFE GLOBAL FIXED INCOME PRIVATE TRUST
MANULIFE U.S. BALANCED PRIVATE TRUST
MANULIFE U.S. FIXED INCOME PRIVATE TRUST
MANULIFE BALANCED EQUITY PRIVATE POOL
MANULIFE GLOBAL EQUITY PRIVATE POOL
MANULIFE U.S. EQUITY PRIVATE POOL
MANULIFE U.S. BALANCED VALUE PRIVATE TRUST

Originally published on Advisor.ca

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