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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Salary: $86K - $155K

Manulife Private Markets is a $68.1B1 investment platform, offering strategies in Private Equity, Private Credit, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Timber and Agriculture. Our success in private assets has been driven by a long-term focus, a risk-conscious investment philosophy and in-house sector expertise. We look to innovate and be a global leader across private markets. We are committed to our clients’ success and have a long history of being responsible stewards of their capital across a diverse range of private assets, often investing in our private markets’ products alongside our clients. Details below.

Manulife Private Equity & Credit (“Manulife PE&C” or “PE&C”) offers discretionary and non-discretionary investment management and other services with respect to private equity co-investments, private equity funds (“Fund-of-Funds”), mezzanine securities, leveraged senior loans, and GP-led secondaries through separately managed accounts and funds. The group also provides certain non-discretionary sourcing of private equity investments to MIMPM (US)-affiliate advisory accounts.

Reporting to the Director of the PE&C Portfolio Specialist team, the Private Credit Portfolio Specialist will be responsible for supporting the growth of the Junior Credit and Senior Credit strategies as well as the PE&C platform. The Private Credit Portfolio Specialist is expected to contribute to all product specific marketing materials and ensure accuracy for internal and external audiences. This includes refining existing processes and liaising with various internal stakeholders. The Private Credit Portfolio Specialist will also be expected to contribute product specific expertise to RFP/RFI/DDQ requests and ad-hoc fundraising support. The Private Credit Portfolio Specialist will be joining the business at a critical juncture of rapid growth with various projected product launches in the short and long term.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key resource for strategy/product specific information.
  • Partner closely with the Director of the PE&C Portfolio Specialist team, and other functional areas (ex. Business Development and Investor Relations) to manage Private Credit data and materials.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the product, asset classes, including our sustainability practices and initiatives, and our competitive advantages of the platform.
  • Contribute to all marketing materials relevant to fundraising.
  • Create presentations and other materials used in meetings and help identify and manage the timing for the creation of new collateral.
  • Help organize, update and distribute collateral internally and externally, ensuring alignment and consistency of messaging across multiple products and pieces of content.
  • Manage project plans to ensure timely completion of initiatives.
  • Support various aspects of the PE&C Business Development team’s prospect and investor relations efforts.
  • Provide specialist content including RFPs, questionnaires, databases, and any other prospect or client inquiries. Manage and update these responses in Q&A repository.
  • Participate in the updating of marketing materials, including coordination with reporting and valuation teams on updating track record and other information.
  • Assist with the organization and preparation for events including the annual meeting and conferences.
  • Assist with the management of prospect and client data rooms, tracking of prospect and client information in Salesforce and requests with members of the investment, legal, compliance and accounting teams.
  • Support special projects and ad-hoc requests relating to client service, marketing, recordkeeping, compliance, and other such areas that may arise over time.
  • Collaborate and manage relationships with product development, portfolio management, operations, client service, legal and compliance teams and marketing among others, as well as external vendors to ensure work is completed timely and to the highest standards.
  • Enhance operational processes to improve efficiency in facilitating responses and compliance approvals for external materials.

 

Education, Experience & Skills/Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preferably in business, finance, or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of and genuine interest in Private Markets and investment management.
  • A firm grasp of investment strategy and financial analysis is highly desirable.
  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience, with preference for direct client or prospect service and marketing support responsibility.
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills are required. Experience with Salesforce, Qvidian and Seismic experience is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple priorities from multiple stakeholders and balancing between day-to-day responsibilities and ad-hoc requests with short turnarounds.
  • Experience engaging in the RFP questionnaire response process. Comfortable editing written pieces for readability, style and grammar.
  • Proactive and takes initiative; ability to learn quickly and identify and implement enhancements to existing processes.
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Excellent professionalism, interpersonal and relationship building skills (e.g., working with senior leadership).