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Investment Specialist

Manulife and John Hancock
Hanoi, Vietnam
Closing date
Jul 29, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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 Investment Specialist will be an integral part of the Investment Function and will be responsible for identifying and analyzing investment opportunities, as well as preparing the necessary procedures for investment implementation including post trade management. The job holder will report directly to the Head of Investment.



- Advise the Head of Investment in identifying and evaluating investment opportunities to meet the assigned investment objectives.


- Ensure that all investment activities comply with internal regulations and industry norms within MVI Life.

- Identify and report key risks associated with investment activities.


1. Perform investment activities under the management of the Head of Investment, ensuring compliance with relevant laws, internal policies, and procedures:

- Identify investment opportunities aligned with the Company's strategic needs.

- Analyze investment opportunities and prepare Investment Proposals.

- Coordinate with related departments to implement approved investment proposals.

- Regularly report to stakeholders or as per ad-hoc requests.

2. Portfolio management:

- Manage cash inflow (coupon/interest, principal) to ensure alignment with accrued figures.

- Update existing portfolio to comply with current regulation and Company's procedures (amortization/accrued interest, floating coupon reconcile with data recorded by the Finance team)

3. Work with the Regional Office on monthly transactions and to ensure all transactions are recorded timely.

4. Take responsibility for risk management, including:

- Supporting the Head of Investment in developing the Company's Investment Policy, procedures, and processes.

- Controlling approved credit limit to ensure no active breach.

- Generating risk assessment reports including regular and Ad hoc Credit Analysis Memos

5. Perform other tasks as assigned by the Head of Investment.

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
  • - Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Banking, or Investment.

    - MBA or relevant postgraduate qualification is an advantage.

    - Relevant certifications or licenses (CFA, Fund Management Certificate) is a plus.

    - In-depth knowledge of economics, banking, and investment.

    - Strong analytical and investment evaluation skills.

    - Proficiency in risk and quantitative analysis.

    - Proficient in relevant computer software.

    - Excellent command of written and spoken Vietnamese and English.

    - Familiarity with industry-specific regulations and compliance standards.

    - 4-6 years of experience in investment on banking/insurance/securities sectors.

    - Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

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

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