Investment Writer

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Job Description

The Investment Writer will be responsible for researching and writing a broad range of investment topics for a broad range of marketing, sales and business initiatives. He/she will take primary ownership of an area of work, such as an asset category or line of business.

Individual Responsibilities

  • Researching, writing, and editing: (100%)
  • Deep understanding of global financial markets and asset categories, along with the economic and social forces that drive them
  • Deep understanding of the asset management industry, its history and current landscape, along with the forces driving its constant change
  • Independently research insight and data used to develop or bolster written work
  • Write first drafts across a wide variety of assignments, both short form and long form
  • Write clear, persuasive arguments, supported by evidence
  • Recognize and uphold the firm’s brand voice in all written communications
  • Utilize numerous technologies and software platforms to collaborate, write, and publish work in a fundamentally digital work environment
  • Collaborate with portfolio teams, economists, product teams, internal and external sales, legal, compliance, fund accounting, performance, and other areas of the organization to complete assignments
  • Collaborate with account executives, design, digital experience, production, and analytics to complete assignments
  • Maintain a level of professionalism consistent with one of the world’s largest asset managers
  • Take primary ownership of an area of work, such as an asset category or line of business
  • Develop strong working relationships with the portfolio teams and internal business partners supporting that area of work

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree is required
  • 5-10 years of investment writing experience preferred
  • Experience working at an asset manager, industry-related news organization, or industry researcher required
  • Passion for the asset management industry and a strong intellectual curiosity
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple tasks within a fast-paced environment
  • Resourceful researcher with strong information gathering and analytical skills
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills
  • Advanced related degrees a plus
  • Industry licensing a plus
  • Ability to interact successfully with portfolio teams and senior executives


If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2018, we had more than 34,000 employees, over 82,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 28 million customers. As of June 30, 2019, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$877 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States are where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, 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. 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 and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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