is adopting the Boston Partners Mid Cap Value Fund
from Robeco Investment Funds
, another Boston-based company, according to an SEC filing
dated March 12. A Hancock spokesperson confirmed that this will be the eleventh fund the firm has adopted since 2002.
John Hancock shareholders will meet in July to vote on the firm's plan for reorganizing the fund, which will be renamed the John Hancock Disciplined Mid Cap Value Fund
. Hancock most recent adoption came from Fiduciary Management Associates
in August 2009.
Hancock had previously adopted a Robeco fund in January 2009, rechristening the Robeco Partners Large Cap Value Fund
as the John Hancock Disciplined Value Fund
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