Director, Global Investment Research

Manulife - Toronto, ON (6 months ago)

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Job Description

The Global Investment Product team is responsible for investment product across retail, institutional, and retirement businesses. The team pursues this objective by combining the investment capabilities of affiliated and unaffiliated asset managers—all with a focus on offering the best solutions to meet investor needs. The 135+ person team, is responsible for investment product development, asset manager selection, and ongoing investment oversight of performance and risk globally across a wide range of investment vehicles. By tapping into our investment product expertise globally, we act as stewards of investor capital and create investment products and solutions that will meet or exceed the needs of our clients around the world. Our growth is predicated on delivering real investment value, on improving the lives of our customers, and on making their investment decisions easier. If they are successful, we will be successful.

Role:
As a part of the Global Investment Analytics & Investment Research team within Global Investment Product, this role will lead and manage global investment product research efforts and strategic initiatives. Using a variety of internal and external data sources compile market and product analysis to aid decision making on a variety of investment related projects. Recommend changes and enhancements to investment platforms, backed by thorough analysis of the marketplace. Lead and manage global investment product research efforts and strategic initiatives. Using a variety of internal and external data sources compile market and product analysis to aid decision making on a variety of investment related projects. Recommend changes and enhancements to investment platforms, backed by thorough analysis of the marketplace.

Individual Accountabilities:
Lead strategic projects, including analysis of mergers and acquisitions, adoptions, lift outs and new market segments on a global scale
Research product landscape and the competitive landscape by region to support regional product teams, particularly on global themes, i.e. ESG, LDI
Research asset classes globally and deliver recommendations and analysis of the competitive landscape to regional product teams
Oversight of global strategic partners – work with regional investment analyst teams to determine how they are managed and summarize key information for presentation delivery
Contribute to the Global Investment Product Committee, i.e. help determine capital allocation for best return of investment products as an input to the product pipeline, as well as regular reviews of current state of the investment platforms globally
Contribute to cross-departmental working groups on industry and investment topics (i.e. new business lines, investment vehicle types, regulatory changes) and represent Global Investment Product point of view, backed by research and analysis of potential changes
Build and deliver Global Investment Product strategy presentations
Work with regional investment product teams on market opportunities and product/competitor research

Job Requirements:
10+ years experience in financial services industry and asset management
MBA and/or CFA, CAIA, CIMA
Ability to set goals, work independently and drive results
Strong knowledge of asset management business
Solid communication skills with emphasis on strong writing
Strong knowledge of institutional, adviser-assisted, retail and insurance distribution channels
Experience with presentation development and delivery
Ability to drive ideas from concept to completion through efficient project management and execution skills
Strong organizational skills, analytical and problem solving skills
Deliver recommendations for investment platform additions, removals, including M&A
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About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is 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 elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2018, we had more than 34,000 employees, over 82,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 28 million customers. As of December 31, 2018, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$794 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.0 billion in payments to our customers.

Our principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States are 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.

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.