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Director & Senior Portfolio Manager

John Hancock

John Hancock

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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


Job Description

The opportunity

The Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, will lead and develop the service proposition for MIM Ag clients, working closely with portfolio managers and analysts on the Portfolio Management & Client Service (PMCS) team. The role will specifically involve leading separate accounts and corresponding client solutions, anticipate and direct client communications. The role will report either to the DCIO or a Senior Portfolio Manager depending on experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • Development and implementation of client investment strategies and solutions
  • Evaluation of acquisition and disposition opportunities
  • Evaluation of operational capital expenditure and other related opportunities to actively manage farmland portfolios
  • Evaluation of portfolio performance
  • Creation and execution of acquisition funding strategies
  • Development and management of all aspects of the client relationship, including:
  • Anticipating client needs and handling appropriate client communications
  • Ensuring that client service needs are met (e.g. portfolio reviews, financial reporting, property visits, satisfying ad hoc requests)
  • Supervising the portfolio for compliance with contracts and regulations
  • In addition to the responsibilities associated with existing clients, the Portfolio Manager will also support marketing efforts associated with the development of new business.

What are we looking for:

  • Several years of experience in financial services and concentration on real assets/natural resources would be a significant plus! In addition, agriculture or agribusiness industry experience is desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in resource economics, business administration, finance, or economics
  • Graduate degree in a finance, economics, resource economics or business is desirable
  • Either a CFA or CAIA designation is preferred
  • Institutional client service orientation. Prior experience working directly with institutions or consultants in an advisory role will be an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and presentation skills. Ability to work at all levels in an organization, have excellent relationship building skills, and be a great teammate.
  • Excellent analytical skills with past experience in the evaluation of financial models, financial documents.
  • Organizational and project management skills with the ability to efficiently lead multiple diverse tasks at the same time to meet required results.

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.

What's 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

Salary & Benefits

The annual base salary for this role is listed below.

Primary Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Salary range is expected to be between

$123,000.00 USD - $191,000.00 USD

If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact for the salary range for your location. The actual salary will vary depending on local market conditions, geography and relevant job-related factors such as knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience, and education/training. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in incentive programs and earn incentive compensation tied to business and individual performance.

Manulife/John Hancock offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension/401(k) savings plans and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in the U.S. includes up to 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days, 150 hours of vacation, and 40 hours of sick time (or more where required by law) each year, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence.

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Company: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.)