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Manager, Product Management, Manulife Asset Management Private Markets
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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.


General Accountability:
Reporting to the Managing Director, Private Markets, this role will support multiple strategic, business development and product development activities under the direction of the Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Manulife’s Private Asset Management business, known externally as MAM Private Markets. These activities could cover any of (and is not limited to) the following areas as it relates to the build out and operations of the MAM Private Markets business:
  • Product development and implementation
  • Infrastructure / functional build out
  • Analysis and research
  • Management reporting and other ad-hoc reporting requests
  • Fundraising / sales support
Responsibilities Include: 
  • Product development and implementation
    • Help to create develop product / mandate proposals (e.g., research and analysis at the product development phase, write the business case).  Assist with vetting the offering / mandate proposal through the internal gating process.  Assist with developing an implementation plan and timeline, and managing the implementation phase to plan.  Assist with coordination and liaise with working teams (e.g., tax, legal, product development, functional teams) to launch an offering
  • Infrastructure / functional build out
    • Provide project management  support the build out of Private Markets’ target operating model  and other new processes as required
  • Analysis and research
    • Perform research on strategic initiatives (e.g., M&A targets, prospects, competitor analysis)
  • Management reporting and other ad-hoc reporting requests
    • Help to compile management reporting
    • Assist with responding to ad hoc research requests
    • Support other management asks / activities (e.g., preparation of internal presentations and conference presentations, other meeting support)
  • Fundraising / sales support
    • Help to maintain marketing materials
    • Support business development and sales initiatives, as required
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preferably in business, finance, economics, accounting or related discipline.  Working towards graduate degree or professional designation preferred, e.g., MBA or MFin, and / or CFA or CA /CPA
  • Two to five years financial services or consulting experience
  • Experience in the investment management industry and knowledge of financial products and terminology preferred.    
  • Experience in real estate or other alternative asset class experience preferred, as well as private asset funds
  • Superior Excel / Word / PowerPoint skills desired, including pivot tables, macros and data presentation

Skills & Competencies 

  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple priorities from multiple stakeholders and balancing between day-to-day responsibilities and ad hoc requests with short turnarounds
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and decision making competencies
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic and deadline driven environment, and being flexible and adaptable when dealing with change
  • Excellent professionalism, interpersonal and relationship building skills (e.g., working with senior leadership)


About the Company
Manulife/John Hancock's Investment Division manages the Company's General Fund, on-balance sheet assets and through Manulife Asset Management, manages assets for institutional clients and investment funds in key markets around the world. The Division manages a broad range of investments including public and private bonds, public and private equities, mortgages, real estate, oil and gas, infrastructure, timberland, farmland and asset allocation strategies. The Division has physical presence in key international financial centers, including the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia and throughout South East Asia. Manulife Asset Management also provides investment management services to affiliates' retail clients through product offerings of Manulife and John Hancock.
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 $1.04 trillion (US$829.4 billion) as of December 31, 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 10.7 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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