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Portfolio Analyst

John Hancock

John Hancock

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 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 Portfolio Analyst will report to the Manager of Portfolio Analysis and will work closely with other team members across the Agriculture Client Account Management group as well as other partners throughout the organization. The Analyst will be responsible for supporting Portfolio Managers in the overall development and implementation of client Agriculture investment strategies. This will include financial analysis of existing and hypothetical client portfolios with the dual goal of improving portfolio performance and ensuring the objectives and constraints outlined in client Investment Management Agreements are met.


  • Assist the Portfolio Manager and Senior Portfolio Analyst with all client portfolio analytics

  • Evaluate and calculate historical and projected portfolio performance

  • Evaluate acquisition and disposition opportunities

  • Assist and coordinate in the writing of portfolio and investment commentary and discussion and analysis that accompany financial reports for assigned portfolios

  • Prepare materials for client portfolio reviews, and participate, with Portfolio Managers, in the presentation of materials in client meetings

  • Respond to client questions and requests for analytics and data

  • Assist Senior Portfolio Manager in the development and implementation of acquisition funding strategies, including: preparing investment offering materials and operating and financial model development

  • Monitor global agriculture markets and economics

  • Improve analytical processes and reporting capabilities

  • Model and review property budgets and long-term management plans

  • Other ad hoc duties may be assigned as necessary to assist with client portfolios as well as all aspects of the client relationship

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

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative, but not necessarily exclusive of the knowledge, skill and/or ability needed to perform the responsibilities successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Understanding and appreciation of fiduciary responsibility

  • Commitment to SRI/ESG ethics

  • 0-4 years of related work experience. Additional experience is desirable.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, finance, forestry, or agriculture

  • Graduate degree or equivalent experience in business, economics, finance, forestry, or agriculture is desirable.

  • Progress toward or plan to attain CFA or CAIA designation is desirable.

  • Familiarity with investment reporting and performance measurement is desirable.

  • Excellent analytical skills, and comfort performing analyses with various systems that house investment data. The ability to enhance and improve such systems is a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Client service orientation. Prior experience working with clients will be an advantage.

  • Ability to work at all levels in an organization, have excellent relationship building skills, and be a great teammate.

  • Organizational skills and efficiently lead several diverse tasks at the same time to meet deliverables.

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

Salary & Benefits

The annual base salary for this role is listed below.

Primary Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Salary range is expected to be between

$42,750.00 USD - $71,250.00 USD

If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact recruitment@manulife.com 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.)