Senior Manager/ Associate Director, Business Management & Strategic Initiatives, General Account Investments, Asia Senior Manager/ Associate Director, Business  …

Manulife Hong Kong
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Oct 21
Manulife Hong Kong
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Oct 21
Senior Manager/ Associate Director, Business Management & Strategic Initiatives, General Account Investments, Asia
Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

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 Senior Manager/ Associate Director, Business Management & Strategic Initiatives, General Account Investments, Asia with the resources to solve critical problems for the future of our business, which is why we need you.

Manulife is a leading international financial services provider for financial advice, insurance as well as wealth and asset management, established since 1887. Our strong investment management expertise and capability has been developed over the years and spans a wide range of asset classes and geographies. We operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Manulife's Global General Account invested assets totaled approximately USD$322 billion.

The Asia General Account Investment function serves as the in-house investment manager for all of Manulife's Asia Segment's USD$91 billion of life insurance company assets. The team directs investment of funds backing insurance reserves amongst different asset classes and investment managers. It oversees the investment management and performance of assets outsourced to Manulife Investment Management Public and Private Markets and other external managers as well as having direct responsibility for managing over USD$46 billion in equities, bonds, mortgages, alternatives and derivatives. The team seeks to generate superior risk adjusted returns to support insurance product competitiveness and shareholder value.

The team is a talented and motivated group of investment professionals who are supported by critical legal, compliance and finance and business advisory functions to deliver investment capability and infrastructure for the Asia Segment. It is a dynamic business, growing across the Asia region with the exciting opportunity to be on the forefront of expansion across new investments capabilities as well as participate in new developments in Emerging Markets.

Incumbent will be responsible for leading various key initiatives and projects for the Asia General Account Investments. There will be opportunity to support the Managing Director, Head of Finance and Business Advisory for Asia General Account Investments and the CIO for Asia General Account Investments in developing business strategy, overseeing risk and governance for the growing business operations across the Asia region. Candidate will also have an opportunity to work alongside global teams in collaboration on many endeavors.
*Quoted figures as at Dec 2020.
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:
  • CA/CPA Designation in Accounting and/ or Project Management experience is desired
  • 6+ years of experience in asset management or financial services industry is beneficial
  • Knowledge of IFRS, local Asia GAAPs, US GAAP standards and capital regimes are an asset
  • Adeptness in usage of computing technology including Microsoft Power point presentations, Excel (knowledge of advanced formulas, pivots, macro/ VBA knowledge) and other systems
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work productively with multiple parties at all different levels in the global organization
  • Sound analytical and organizational skills are highly valuable
  • Ability to work adaptably and independently within the growing business

On the job you will:
  • Coordinate and drive cross functional project implementation with key global stakeholders by ensuring deliverables are organized and completed in a timely manner. Projects will range from driving the setup of new asset classes or fund vehicles for Asia to driving implementation of General Account Investment considerations in M&A activity.
  • Contribute to ongoing enhancement of business infrastructure and processes including management of legal business framework and portfolio onboarding for the General Account Investments.
  • Enhance relationship management for our clients and global stakeholders through developing education and marketing materials on the Asia General Account Investments team.
  • Build presentations to support the strategic business proposals and communication with extended stakeholders.
  • Support team with finance deliverables from participation in audit oversight, financial analysis delivering implications to financial budgets, board reporting and streamlining financial records.
  • Assist in development of investment capabilities in the fixed income, private equity, real estate and derivative space for Asia Emerging Markets.
  • Partake in governance management including operational risk reviews, internal audits as well as review implications of regulatory requirements. Manage requirements such as outsourcing arrangements to ensure entities are compliant with implementation of appropriate monitoring.
  • Work on special projects and initiatives as directed by the Managing Director- Head of Finance & Business Advisory to support GA business opportunities in Asia.

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.
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If you are ready to unleash your potential, it's time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife

About Manulife Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services provider that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and our global wealth and asset management segment, Manulife Investment Management, serves individuals, institutions and retirement plan members worldwide. At the end of 2020, we had more than 37,000 employees, over 118,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 30 million customers. As of March 31, 2021, we had CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $31.3 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 155 years. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

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 process . All 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 .
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