John Hancock Funds today announced that the John Hancock Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund (JMBAX, JMBIX) and the John Hancock Global High Yield Fund (Class A: JYGAX, JYGIX) are now available to retail investors.

For the past three and a half years, the funds were available to investors only through John Hancock's asset allocation strategies, according to the firm. The Short Duration Credit Fund bets on a wide range of segments in the global fixed-income marketplace, including investment grade bonds, high yield debt, floating rate loans, and emerging markets debt. The Global High Yield Fund bets on a combination of emerging markets and high yield debt.

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