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Director, Investments
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Investment Management
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Boston, MA US
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Full Time
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Job Description :

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed?  With work that challenges and makes a difference and a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.


ICED-T: This investment team is one of four within the Bond & Corporate Finance Group. ICED-T has responsibility for sectors and companies representing more than 50% of the S&P 500 including Industrials, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Entertainment, Defense, Technology and Transportation, with coverage for North America, Europe, and Australia for both public and private companies and public and private bond formats. The incumbent will focus on the Healthcare, Consumer Products and Retail sectors within ICED-T.
Accountability:    Function as a senior fixed-income investment professional responsible for the identification, preparation and presentation of new investment opportunities in the retail, consumer products and healthcare sectors; and the ongoing and periodic review of individual investments across the public and private debt and equity markets. 
New Investment Opportunities:

Identify, structure, and secure approval for new investments primarily consisting of public and private fixed income opportunities that are sourced both through financial intermediaries and directly.  Specific responsibilities will also include the following: 

  • Develop investment strategies and parameters and specify targeted companies with financing needs commensurate with Manulife’s cash flow, credit quality and duration needs;Build a network of deal sources;
  • Market Manulife/John Hancock’s capabilities to borrowers and relevant third parties;
  • Negotiate transaction terms with borrowers and suppliers;
  • Prepare and present memoranda that include in-depth financial and business analyses in support of investment recommendations.

Investment Administration:


Manage portfolio including diversity, duration, capacity and credit risk and monitor sector and company developments on a timely basis. Specific responsibilities will also include the following: 

  • Assume responsibility for an existing portfolio;
  • Monitor portfolio developments impacting credit risk and communicate them in a timely manner to relevant constituents including team leader, credit, portfolio management and trading;
  • Produce written investment analysis of each portfolio holding no less than annually that summarizes updated performance metrics and investment risk;
  • Assess corporate actions including tenders or other changes to the terms or conditions of investment;
  • Manage transaction restructuring's in collaboration with credit, portfolio management, and legal counsel.

Skill Set: 


Possess the following skills/experience: 

  • Well-developed analytical template for fixed-income investing;
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills;
  • Relationship management experience or a strong potential to assume a relationship manager role overt time;
  • Six to eight years of relevant experience;
  • An MBA or the equivalent and/or the CFA designation.


This position is subject to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Pay-to-Play Rule 206(4)-5 regarding political contributions by investment advisors and their covered associates.
About John Hancock Financial and Manulife
John Hancock is a division of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers’ needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were over $1 trillion (US$806 billion) as of September 30, 2017. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at
One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports approximately 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, and college savings plans. We also offer advice through Signator, a network of independent financial advisors. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at
Agency submissions and contacts are by invitation only and must be initiated by John Hancock's Recruiting Department only.  Unsolicited agency submissions will not be honored.

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