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Job Description The Director role will support the Investment Risk function in its mandate to develop an independent ('second line') risk monitoring and reporting framework to oversee market, liquidity and counterparty risks across our Wealth & Asset Management ('WAM') portfolios in Asia. He/she will bring their innovation, critical thinking, influencing, industry and functional expertise to drive the success of this initiative.
Development and implementation of risk measurement and reporting/analytics
Raise awareness and increase understanding of the investment risk profile (market, liquidity and counterparty risks) across WAM Asia portfolios, and convert output from risk analytics solutions into meaningful insight/analysis, to enable an independent review and effective challenge of risks taken across the suite of GWAM investment products
Provide timely and accurate investment risk insights to members of the Asia Investment Product and Manager Research organizations
Risk Reporting and Monitoring:
Support Chief Risk Officer, WAM Asia by developing regional risk reporting/monitoring requirements (e.g. Key Risk Indicators) for all investment risks present across WAM Asia, catered to local Boards and Committees
Contribute, as needed, to the production/analysis of global enterprise-level risk reporting (periodic or adhoc), meant to service global Boards and Committees
Steward the WAM Asia portfolios as part of a global rollout for the 'second line' Investment Risk Oversight program, by supporting the cataloging and maintaining all the portfolios (along with benchmarks) in scope across investment product platforms in Asia
Key Risk Projects and Initiatives
As needed, participate in large scale projects aiming to service the data and infrastructure build for Investment Risk Oversight, articulating the risk data requirements needed for WAM Asia portfolios (e.g. ensure all portfolio data is captured in the enterprise data lake, and supporting its enrichment and curation to render as 'fit for purpose' for risk measurement/modelling);
Stay abreast of upcoming regulations in Asia relevant to investment risk, and drive risk management responsibilities within developed action plans to satisfy required investment risk processes/reporting ahead of deadlines
University degree in Finance/Statistics/Mathematics/Computer Science/Engineering; completion or pursuit of CFA/PRM/FRM designation(s) considered a major asset;
Minimum 7-10 years of related risk management experience in the Wealth & Asset Management industry;
Prior experience with third-party risk analytics solutions (e.g. MSCI BarraOne and RiskMetrics, Bloomberg PORT, FactSet); experience in the implementation of such solutions considered an asset
Knowledge of programming language enabling statistical computing (R, Python), database structure & management (SQL, Power Query, VBA) and data visualization BI tools (Power BI, Qlikview, Tableau);
Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, SharePoint);
Demonstrated data transformation & manipulation experience, along with analysis of unstructured data;
Strong analytical skills and detail-oriented;
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
Strong verbal and written communication skills;
Maintain strong awareness of wealth and asset management trends, risk management best practices, client needs and regulatory considerations through research, industry contacts, and continuing education;
Ability to synthesize complex information from various sources, identifying key points and issues;
Work creatively and find new ways to address issues, confront barriers and seek out information for the benefit of the business;
Anticipate, act quickly without acting irrationally and escalate situations of potential risk to appropriate senior management;
Quickly build and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders representing a broad range of functions and levels.
Working Conditions: Candidate may be required to travel across Asian countries, for stakeholder engagement and other relevant business requirements.
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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 June 30, 2019, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$877 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.4 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 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.