The fund is now available for sale to retail investors
through their financial advisers.
According to a press release, the John Hancock Small
Company Fund seeks maximum, long-term total return, consistent with reasonable
risk to principal, by investing in common stocks of smaller companies in terms
of revenues and/or market capitalization. The fund’s strategy emphasizes a
relative value approach, seeking to identify investment opportunities that are
trading at attractive valuations and have opportunities to expand their
earnings and cash flow prospects.