Managing Director, Client Portfolio Manager, Equities

Are you looking for a supportive, collaborative workplace with great teams and inspiring leaders? You’ve come to the right place. We’re looking for ambitious people who share our values and want to make every day better for people around the world. If this sounds like you, and the career below sounds exciting, we’d like to hear from you.

Job Description

The Opportunity  

The customer is the focus of everything we do, and millions of end users rely on our products daily. We believe in the value of empowering Managing Director, Client Portfolio Manager, Equities with the resources to solve critical problems for the future of our business, which is why we need you.  

Manulife Investment Management is the global asset management arm of Manulife Financial Corporation. We provide comprehensive asset management solutions for pension plans, foundations, endowments, financial institutions and other institutional investors worldwide, as well as for Manulife and John Hancock’s investment management and retirement divisions. Our specialist approach to money management includes the highly differentiated strategies of our fixed-income, specialized equity, multi-asset solutions, and private markets teams. Today, we oversee approximately US$470 billion in assets under management. We have operations in 18 geographies, including more than 600 investment professionals around the world.

Website: [...] Managing Director will play a lead role in the on-going Client Portfolio Management activities of the firm, with a primary focus on assigned investment strategies. The incumbent will work with assigned Manulife Investment Management investment teams on all aspects of product management, and will support the client facing teams in the effective communication and positioning of our investment strategies with clients, prospects and consultants. 

We are continuously ramping up our onshore China distribution and investment capabilities in both Beijing and Shanghai. Therefore, the candidate will be expected to work closely with our onshore teams to fully leverage and promote our China offerings.

What motivates you?  

  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit 

  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile mindset and enable business outcomes  

  • You thrive in teams, and enjoy getting things done together 

  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters  

  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up 

  • You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone  

We are looking for someone with:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance or a related field; CFA and/or MBA preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a portfolio specialist, client portfolio manager, fund manager, investment director or similar role, preferably within an asset management organization (buy-side industry)

  • Strong equity asset class, strategy and market knowledge. Greater China market knowledge preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with and coordinate between various groups within a global organization

  • Proven understanding of sales & relationship management process with demonstrated ability to support those processes

  • Strong knowledge of the marketplace, and trends with and the needs of both institutional and retail sales channels

  • Proven command of key investment management principles. Foundations in ESG knowledge welcome

  • Well developed analytical skills

  • Proven ability to work independently in a role with significant impact on client interaction, both internally and externally

  • Strong PC skills, including familiarity with key industry related software and databases (e.g. Morningstar, eVestment, Bloomberg, Factset)

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Language requirements: Excellent communications in Mandarin and English; fluency in Cantonese is preferred

On the job you will:  

  • Work with assigned investment management teams on all aspects of investment directing / product management, including the interpretation, articulation and dissemination of key investment strategy content - philosophy, process, results and overall key market positioning and messaging - for existing and new strategies – to prospects, clients and consultants globally.

  • Working with the marketing and sales administration team, develop marketing collateral including presentations, RFP/database content, and other relevant materials required to describe and position assigned strategies and teams.

  • Conduct on-going research to track key competitors, market trends and threats and incorporate into product positioning and communication to key constituents globally to ensure competitiveness of existing products.

  • Examine and monitor characteristics and statistics for assigned strategies to understand and be a source of knowledge on covered strategies in order to communicate both portfolio positioning and sources of return and risk to both internal and external audiences.

  • Directly interact with key personnel across Manulife IM as well as our prospects, clients and consultants in a highly professional manner.

  • Consult with sales executives regarding sales strategy for each sales opportunity.

  • Assist in the answering, editing, and completing requests for proposals and questionnaires (from base template or in response to RFPs) with accuracy and by deadlines.

  • Prepare new business presentations and pull together the necessary materials required to provide solutions and quality service to prospects, clients and consultants.

  • Perform other duties as required, which may include activities such as supporting new product development activities or providing input into other product team projects and initiatives.

 Our commitment to you  

  • Our mission; to be a part of making Decisions Easier and Lives Better 

  • A leadership team dedicated to your growth and success  

  • A bold ambition and set of goals to be a leader in driving transformation in our industry  

  • Our best. Every day.  

Learn more about opportunities with us at jobs.manulife.com     

Every career at Manulife/John Hancock provides the opportunity to learn new skills and move your career forward. Ready to make an impact somewhere? What are you waiting for? Apply today.

About John Hancock and Manulife

John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife globally, including Canada, Asia and Europe. 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 CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.1 trillion) as of June 30, 2021. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at manulife.com.

One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports more than 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, and education savings plans. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law. 

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application processAll information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact recruitment@manulife.com.


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