Director / Associate Director, Asset Liability Management, Asia

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Manulife Hong Kong
  • 21 Jun 18 2018-06-21

Director / Associate Director, Asset Liability Management, Asia

The Global Asset Liability Management group plays a leadership role in the identification and assessment of ALM related risks globally, along with the development of investment and risk management strategies to support the company's business and financial objectives.

As a member of the Asia Asset Liability Management team, this position is based in Hong Kong. The position will focus on supporting the development and implementation of both long term and tactical ALM strategies, working closely with Asia Investment Heads, CFOs, CROs, Actuaries and Pricing Officers as their primary source of ALM contact and problem resolution. The position has responsibility for inforce ALM risk management and balance sheet optimization within the constraints of tax, capital, liquidity, accounting and reserving, for Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the rest of Asia. The position entails working with a group of actuarial, risk and investment professionals from the Investment division, business units, and various regional and corporate functions.

Responsibilities

  • Support and lead initiatives as necessary to deliver higher risk-adjusted returns for Asia Business Units
  • Manage projects and coordinate teams in the implementation of investment strategies and tactical decisions for Asia Business Units
  • Recommend and implement tactical asset allocation to manage risk and optimize return for Asia Division.
  • Provide guidance to key stakeholders (Business Units, Risk, Group Finance Actuarial) on ALM and market risk related issues.
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders at various levels both in Asia and North America
  • Support other ALM teams in the development and execution of investment strategies, various reporting requirements and other ad-hoc projects.
  • Represent Global ALM to Asia Division


Problems / Challenges
  • A key challenge of the role is need to handle several projects simultaneously and work with tight deadlines
  • In addition, the successful candidate will need to be able to work independently, with minimal supervision.


Qualifications:
Qualifications
  • Has a strong sense of ownership and work ethic to see projects to completion. Is undeterred by challenges/obstacles and will remain motivated and apply creative thinking to overcome them.
  • Has credibility and presence amongst peers and senior management through strong verbal, written and presentation skills. Can communicate clearly and succinctly on technical and business matters.
  • Will encourage, support and develop more junior colleagues. Be an ambassador for the team, proactively seeking opportunities to engage with colleagues across Manulife.
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment and across multiple disciplines and time zones
  • Investment experience, or Masters in a quantitative discipline. CFA/PRM/FRM, or other relevant designation is a plus
  • Minimum 7 years working experience in an investment environment or financial risk management
  • Strong knowledge of fixed income and alternative investments, derivatives, ALM, and asset and liability modelling


About Manulife

Manulife Asset Management (MAM) is the asset management division of Manulife Financial Corporation. MAM's diversified group of companies and affiliates provides comprehensive asset management solutions for institutional investors, investment funds and individuals in key markets around the work. This investment expertise extends across a full range of asset classes including equities, fixed income, derivatives, and alternative investments such as oil & gas, real estates, timber, farmland, as well as asset allocation strategies. MAM has investment offices across multiple continents - Asia, North America and Europe. MAM has more than 100 years of experience managing portfolios for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, John Hancock Life Insurance Company, and other major clients and is a leading global investment management group.