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Manager, Product Management, Manulife Asset Management Private Markets - Toronto
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Investment Management
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Toronto, ON CA
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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

  • 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 Manulife 
Manulife Financial Corporation is 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, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2017, we had approximately 34,000 employees, 73,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 26 million customers. As of December 31, 2017, we had over $1.04 trillion (US$829.4 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $26.7 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.
Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong. Follow Manulife on Twitter @ManulifeNews or visit or
Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.   It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.  A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.
About Manulife Investments

Manulife Investments, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited, builds on 125 years of Manulife's wealth and investment management expertise in managing assets for Canadian investors. As one of Canada's leading integrated financial services providers, Manulife Investments offers a variety of products and services including segregated fund contracts, mutual funds, annuities and guaranteed interest contracts.

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