Senior Product Development Analyst
John Hancock 130 reviews - Boston, MA

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John Hancock Investments is the Investment team within the John Hancock Mutual Fund business unit responsible for building and maintaining the investment platforms for the Retirement Plan Services (RPS) and Mutual Fund business units. John Hancock Investments has been a "Manager of Managers" for over 20 years, overseeing $150 billion in multi-manager assets. The team's responsibilities include researching new investment products, asset classes and investment managers, developing investment product solutions to enhance the Mutual Fund and RPS investment platforms, supporting investment-related sales and marketing efforts, investment manager due diligence and ongoing performance monitoring for the John Hancock Board of Trustees. The department is comprised of 50+ team members located in Boston and Asia.

Reporting to the AVP, Product Development, the Senior Product Development Analyst is responsible for investment product development. The incumbent will research and analyze all aspects of John Hancock's investment product line.

Responsibilities include:
Responsible for managing investment product development initiatives including new manager searches, new asset class and product structure research, investment analysis and due diligence and marketing/sales support for new product launches

Perform in-depth due diligence on prospective investment managers and portfolios including utilizing both qualitative and quantitative techniques. Frequent contact with asset managers required.

Conduct in-depth research into new markets for new product introductions; communicate findings and recommendations to senior management.

Identify, evaluate, and report on industry, market, consultant and investment product trends, existing and emerging competitors and other factors affecting the business environment.

Develop a business plan for new product introduction including target market, sales opportunities, investment thesis, and value propositions.

Develop internal network of contacts with wholesalers, marketing, fund administration and other teams. Encourage a flow of information to and from internal contacts to capture intelligence gathered in the field.

Work with JH Investment Analysts, Product Managers and Marketing to dictate the new product investment story and develop materials.

Assist Senior Management with their responsibilities related to the Boards of Trustees responsible for oversight of all subadvised mandates.

CFA and/or MBA/MSF helpful and 5+ years experience in the financial services industry, including 2+ years product development experience.

Background in investment product development required with demonstrated experience in conducting manager due diligence and investment markets research. Strong quantitative abilities a must.

Strong negotiation and influencing skills (externally with representatives from fund companies and internally at John Hancock).

Proven leadership/influence skills. Ability to prioritize work and juggle multiple projects with minimal direct supervision and meet deadlines. Ability to take responsibility and be accountable for the success of assigned material.

Ability to communicate with all levels of company, including senior management.

Professional experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and investment analysis software such as Morningstar Direct, Strategic Insight, eVestment recommended.

Demonstrated knowledge of the investment marketplace, industry trends, mutual funds, variable annuities, 401(k) and variable insurance.

John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife Financial, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$532 billion (US$535 billion) as at December 31, 2012. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at


The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers a broad range of financial products and services, including

life insurance




fixed products


mutual funds


401(k) plans


long-term care insurance


college savings

, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at


Agency submissions and contacts are by invitation only and must be initiated by John Hancock's Recruiting Department only. Unsolicited agency submissions will not be honored.


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From our humble beginnings in 1862 as a four person company formed in a single room, the name John Hancock, one of our nation's forefathers...