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Senior Associate, Private Equity Asia

Manulife and John Hancock Mongkok, Hong Kong
Posted 25 days ago Permanent Competitive
Senior Associate, Private Equity Asia
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

In Office

Job Description

Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than 150 years of financial stewardship to partner with clients across our institutional, retail, and retirement businesses globally. Our specialist approach to money management includes the highly differentiated strategies of our fixed-income, specialized equity, multi-asset solutions, and private markets teams - along with access to specialized, unaffiliated asset managers from around the world through our multimanager model.

Manulife Investment Management's Private Equity and Credit group provides capital solutions ranging from senior and junior debt financing, equity co-investments, and fund commitments to private equity managers with proven track records. The Private Equity Asia team is based in Hong Kong and is focused on private equity investments across the Asia-Pacific region through fund commitments and equity co-investments.

Role Summary

The Investment Associate, Private Equity Asia will join an investment team that oversees a diversified and growing portfolio of fund commitments and equity co-investments across the Asia-Pacific region. The incumbent is responsible for supporting all aspects of the investment process, including evaluating investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, preparing investment recommendations, coordinating closing procedures, and managing and monitoring the investments during their hold periods.

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 mindset 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

We are looking for someone with:
  • 2-6 years of related work experience, ideally in private equity, investment banking, or transaction/valuation advisory services
  • Prior experience investing in private equity funds and/or co-investments desirable
  • Proficiency in building and working on financial models and frameworks to analyze the financial dynamics of various investment opportunities
  • Undergraduate degree required preferably with a specialization in finance
  • MBA, CFA and/or CA designation will be considered an asset
  • International study and/or work experience will be considered an asset
  • Strong English language verbal and written communications skills to effectively communicate with senior management are a must
  • Ability to work independently and with a minimum amount of supervision, demonstrating a high degree of initiative, judgement, and professionalism
  • Team player with demonstrated capability of working closely with team members and various internal and external parties

On the job you will:
  • Identify, evaluate, and conduct diligence on fund partners for possible investments across various geographies and strategies
  • Financial and industry due diligence to support the analysis and recommendation of prospective equity co-investments across various industry sectors and transaction types
  • Responsible for completing investment reports on new private equity fund commitments and co-investments
  • Assist in managing and monitoring existing investments and partner relationships
  • Responsible for completing periodic internal investment reviews and valuations on existing investments
  • Lead private equity-related analytical projects and initiatives, including country and industry reports

Our commitment to you
  • Our mission; to be a part of making Decisions Easier and Lives Better
  • A leadership team dedicated to your growth and success
  • A bold ambition and set of goals to be a leader in driving transformation in our industry
  • Our best. Every day.

Learn more about opportunities with us at www.manulife.com/en/careers/why-join-us.html

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  JR24051057
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