Managing Director, Portfolio Manager - Global Multi-Asset

John Hancock Financial

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Job Title: Managing Director, Portfolio Manager – Global Multi-Asset (PSG)
Department: Portfolio Solutions Group
Division: Investment Division
Manager’s Title: Head of Portfolio Solutions Group (PSG)
Job Function: Asset Allocation
Reporting Relationships:  Number of Employees that will report to this position: currently 0 but possible in the future
Key Focus/Scope
  • A senior level position reporting directly to the Head of Portfolio Solutions Group (PSG)
  • Key decision maker within the portfolio management team overseeing strategic asset allocation portfolios
  • Role includes driving decisions across portfolio management, investment research, and product innovation.
  • Portfolios overseen are global, multi-asset strategies that are comprised of a wide range of affiliated and non-affiliated mutual funds, ETFs and derivatives.
  • Serve as a spokesperson to build asset allocation and PSG brand awareness by partnering with distribution and product development teams.
Major Responsibilities
Portfolio Management
  • Responsible for developing, articulating, and implementing clear asset class and manager views across the portfolios.
  • Delivering performance outcomes consistent with the objectives of the strategies.
  • Scope of role primarily includes ~$100 billion of target date and target risk strategies.
  • Research and Development
  • Research efforts with an emphasis on refining and developing strategic asset allocation forecasts, models and processes utilizing both quantitative and fundamental processes.
  • Collaborate with and communicate research efforts to broader global PSG team comprised of ~40 individuals.
Product Development
  • Partner with senior management, business units, distribution, and product development to develop innovative asset allocation solutions designed to meet specific institutional and retail needs.
  • Seek opportunities to enhance current solutions through application of enhanced investment processes and/or structures.
Business Development
  • Be viewed as an expert in delivering retirement solutions to investors.
  • Support the asset gathering process through the effective delivery of presentations, participation in conference calls, and the assisting in the development of investment-related marketing material.
  • The ability to enhance the team’s institutional offerings and presence is a critical objective
  • BA/BS Degree required Master’s degree or higher preferred. CFA or other designations preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years of investment experience.
  • Deep understanding of asset allocation techniques and concepts.
  • Direct experience in manager due diligence process.
Knowledge & Skills       
  • Proven track record of delivering strong performance across a wide range of asset allocation solutions.
  • Expert in retirement solutions and target date strategies.
  • Expert in industry-leading portfolio analysis software including Bloomberg, Factset, Barra, Point, Morningstar Direct, etc.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the investment marketplace and industry trends in the institutional and retail market.
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, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, our group of companies offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were $1 trillion (US $754 billion) as at March 31, 2017. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife can be found on the Internet at
The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers and administers a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. 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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