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Director, Global Macro Stratgy

Manulife and John Hancock Singapore
Posted 13 days ago Permanent Competitive
Director, Global Macro Stratgy
We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

Working Arrangement

Hybrid

Job Description

The opportunity

The Multi Asset Solutions Team (MAST) manages over $171 billion of multi-manager, multi-strategy portfolios distributed across the Institutional, Retail, Retirement and High Net Worth platforms at Manulife.

The Global Macroeconomic Strategy Team is hiring a Global Macro Strategist. Reporting directly to the Global head of Macro Strategy, this person will help develop views on the economic and capital markets environment that will support investment recommendations within multi-asset solutions (MAST) and Manulife Investment Management (MIM).

While the role's area of focus will be on the Emerging Markets (Asia), key responsibilities will include helping develop global economic forecasts and generating risk scenarios that will be used for asset class return forecasting. More broadly, the person will support the Macro Strategy team and Chief Economist in enhancing economic and policy views and pushing the team's economic research agenda forward

Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the development of global macroeconomic strategy views that directly impact investment decisions and portfolio performance on a wide array of multi-asset investment products as well as Manulife Investment Management's multiple business lines.
  • Engage with global portfolio management teams on investment themes and ideas; demonstrate interest and development in the integration of macroeconomic strategy into actionable market views.
  • Support senior Macro Strategy and MAST members with macroeconomic and market research, the development of economic forecasts, improvement of models and processes, and managing the group's extensive chart repository.
  • Support the firm in client facing, thought leadership, and brand building efforts that would include but are not limited to written pieces, one-on-one and group presentations, and media appearances.

How will you create impact?

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 approach 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.

What we are looking for
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of investment/economics experience
  • Experience in econometric modelling and forecasting
  • Experience in emerging markets
  • Proficiency in Matlab, Python, or other languages an asset

What can we offer you?
  • A competitive salary and benefits packages.
  • A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.
  • A focus on growing your career path with us.
  • Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.

Our commitment to you
  • Values-first culture
    We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.
  • Boundless opportunity
    We create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.
  • Continuous innovation
    We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.
  • Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.
  • Championing Corporate Citizenship
    We build a business that benefits all stakeholders and has a positive social and environmental impact.

About Manulife and John Hancock

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 Asia, Canada, 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 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). 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 recruitment@manulife.com.
Job ID  JR24060276
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