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Investment Analyst - Private Debt Underwriter

John Hancock
Chicago, IL 60602
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Job Description

Founded in 1862, John Hancock Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corporation, has been providing capital solutions to U.S. middle market companies for decades. In 2000, the Hancock Capital Management team (HCM) was established to spearhead these activities. Today, Manulife Investment Management (MIM), the consolidation of Manulife investment platforms, manages over $9.0 billion of private equity-related capital for Manulife Financial Corporation and its partners which include insurance companies, endowments, corporate pension plans, family offices and high net worth individuals. Additional information on MIM can be found at the following website: Private equity & credit capital solutions | Manulife Investment Management (manulifeim.com).

MIM is seeking candidates to apply for the position of Investment Analyst-Private Debt Underwriter for its Leveraged Senior Credit Group. The position will be located in MIM's Chicago office which serves as the primary location for the leveraged senior lending activities. You will be responsible for supporting senior debt underwriting and portfolio management capabilities within the broader MIM platform, which includes equity co-investments, mezzanine debt, and private equity fund investment strategies.


The professional will support the firms effort to construct and lead high quality, diversified senior loan portfolios that exceed market risk-adjusted returns. This will be achieved by evaluating and executing financing opportunities in a manner that balances strong credit disciplines with a positive customer relationship approach. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing and summarizing all due diligence materials related to the credit quality of businesses being acquired or owned by the firms private equity customer base, including the analysis of the company's historical and present financial condition, products and/or services, sales and marketing strategies, customer and supplier base, industry dynamics, competitive position, management team, and financial projections;
  • Working with the origination team to handle the due diligence, screening, and underwriting approval processes;
  • Assisting with the syndication process on transactions in which MIM is leading the financings;
  • Fulfilling all portfolio management requirements including on-going credit analysis, reporting and follow-on credit activities (amendments, recapitalizations, acquisitions, restructurings, etc.);
  • Supporting the firms efforts to attract, develop, and retain best-in-class origination, underwriting and portfolio management talent.


  • Bachelors Degree required.
  • Strong credit capabilities with over 3 years of meaningful middle market credit underwriting and portfolio management experience.
  • Deep understanding of complex financial modeling.
  • Strong finance and accounting skills along with an intense attention to detail.
  • A solid understanding of economics and the ability to apply current domestic and global trends to credit underwriting and portfolio management.
  • Shown ability to multi-task and lead work flow while taking ownership for the results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office product suite.

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

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 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 recruitment@manulife.com .

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Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2021-11-06
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