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Job Description General Accountability: Private Markets Asia Director will be responsible for manage execution of Private Markets Asia inorganic development initiatives (acquisitions, strategic investments, JVs, lift-outs) aligned with the Private Markets' Asia strategy and vision, as well as coordinating the post acquisition integration.
Research potential acquisitions across Private Markets asset classes
End to end transaction support within the Private Markets business unit, working closely with Private Markets leadership, Corporate Development and other functional teams
Support integration of businesses working closely with Private Markets asset class leads and functional partners
Support Private Markets leadership in developing and maintaining relationships with key outside service providers
Deliver business cases and manage prioritization and approval processes within Private Markets for inorganic development initiatives
Be current on the latest trends developing within and externally to the private assets space, with an eye to understanding impact to the Private Markets business and inorganic development opportunities
Manage and maintain processes within Private Markets to support business expansion and growth across asset classes and geographies:
>> Develop and apply prioritization framework
>> Develop relationships with key internal stakeholders and partners
>> Understand inorganic development needs from within the business
Develop and maintain catalogue of inorganic growth opportunities across the private assets space, with a focus on Private Markets' current asset classes as well as growth opportunities in emerging asset classes
>> Pro-active M&A Lists Templates for scoring and prioritizing opportunities
>> Trackers for all relevant activity contacts among service providers and principals
Working with Corporate Development, co-ordinate due diligence activities with respect to potential targets and counterparties, bringing internal stakeholders together, gathering input, and ensuring compliance with Manulife's risk management appetite and frameworks.
Prepare transaction related materials including:Timelines, checklistsSector and opportunity overviewsBusiness casesApproval presentationsStakeholder communications.
Maintain strong relationships with Manulife's Corporate Development, WAM Strategy, WAM Finance, Legal and other functional partners
Working with Corporate Development, interface with external service providers and industry relationships relevant to the mandate
Conduct research, in collaboration with the Private Markets Strategy group, to assess growth opportunities and support strategic and inorganic development opportunities for Private Markets Asia
Bachelor's Degree from a top University required; CFA, MBA or similar an asset
Bachelors degree required; CFA, MBA or similar an asset
Minimum 6 years of total professional experience in management consulting, investment banking, investment transactions, private markets, or a corporate development related role in the financial services industry
Knowledge of or experience in private assets industry
Prior exposure to some / all of the Private Markets' asset classes a plus (private equity and credit, real estate equity and debt, timberland, farmland and infrastructure)
Corporate transaction experience (particularly with direct exposure to business diligence issues and post-acquisition responsibility) is desirable
Demonstrated analytical, accounting/financial, and communication skills
Strong research skills to gather, synthesis and communicate findings to inform and support key initiatives
Strong business and financial acumen
Strong communication skills
Problem solving skills - ability to take complex questions and break down into answerable components
Self-starter - ability to define and execute on the research strategy and bring the vision and operating model into fruition
Strong influencing skills
Ability to work effectively in a small team and in an entrepreneurial environment
Language skills: Mandarin would be strongly preferred
Support to execute the M&A and post acquisition strategy for Private Markets Asia
Communicating effectively with senior management of prospective targeting fund managers
Supporting and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
Establish and maintain effective relationships within acquisition targets and internal stakeholders.
Taking initiative to move a project forward in the absence of immediate guidance from senior investment professionals.
If you are ready to unleash your potential, it's 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. 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.