John Hancock Investments - John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by John Hancock Investment Management LLC. It is co-managed by Analytic Investors, LLC and Epoch Investment Partners, Inc. The fund invests in the public equity markets across the globe. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating in utilities, telecommunication services, consumer staples, financials, industrials, energy, healthcare, information technology, consumer discretionary, real estate and materials sectors. The fund primarily invests in dividend paying stocks of companies. It invests in stocks of companies across diversified market capitalizations. The fund employs fundamental analysis with a bottom-up stock picking approach to create its portfolio. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the MSCI World Index. John Hancock Investments - John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund was formed on September 26, 2007 and is domiciled in the United States.