29 days old

Private Markets Writer

John Hancock
Boston, MA 02109
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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 investment writer will be responsible for driving awareness, engagement, and influence through a wide variety of private markets writing. Reporting to the director of private markets writing, he/she is responsible for understanding market dynamics, the firms private markets capabilities and differentiators, and the specific legal and compliance framework governing these strategies. He/she must also develop strong relationships with the portfolio teams, product and distribution teams, and others at the firm engaged in private markets work. He/she must be able to synthesize complex content into simple, short form materials such as presentations and for digital promotion (website, email, social media).

Manulife Investment Management's global private markets business includes a diverse range of asset classes including private equity and credit, infrastructure, real estate, timber and agriculture.


  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of private markets, product details, and portfolio management styles in order to deliver confident writing at multiple levels of sophistication. (25%)
  • Develop highly collaborative relationships with private markets portfolio teams, account management, compliance, product, and sales to ensure effective campaigns and programs. (30%)
  • Confidently write presentations, sales aids, one-page strategy overviews, longer documents that provide a deeper dive into a particular strategy, website and social media content, portfolio commentaries, thought leadership pieces, internal training and other marketing collateral. (30%)
  • Ensure a consistent brand experience across all customer touchpoints and across all media. (15%)

  • Collaborate with team members

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Advanced degree, CFA or CAIA designations a plus
  • 5+ years of investment writing experience
  • Experience working at an asset manager, industry-related news organization, or industry researcher
  • Strong investment knowledge, solid understanding of the global markets and forces that may shape it
  • Passion for the asset management industry and intellectual curiosity
  • Creative thinker and strong collaborator
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence direction of work
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to interact with senior executives, present at meetings
  • Authority to approve written content that represents the brand
  • Ability to negotiate with legal and compliance, as well as other areas of the firm



If you are ready to unleash your potential its time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group 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 wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of December 31, 2019, we had $1.2 trillion (US$0.9 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.7 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 100 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. 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 and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground.

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 any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Posted: 2020-04-26 Expires: 2020-05-25
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