Treasury Manager (Securitization)

John Hancock
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
20 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021
Job role
Experience level
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Job Description

Manager, Treasury (Securitization)

Manulife Bank has undertaken an aggressive growth strategy combining unique banking products and the latest technology to attract a new generation of clients to our Bank and the entire Manulife brand. With the agility of a small bank, but the market reach of one of Canadas largest companies, we are well positioned to continue our disruption of the banking industry.

Are you looking for a role where you will have a direct impact on the companys results? Do you want an opportunity to develop and grow your banking career? Are you ready to challenge yourself? This position might be exactly what you are looking for!

The Manager, Treasury (Securitization) position at Manulife Bank (MBC) offers an opportunity for a strong finance and treasury professional to grow and demonstrate banking expertise in a supportive and diverse environment.

As a member of the Treasury Team and reporting to the AVP, Assistant Treasurer, you will be exposed to virtually all aspects of banking, including: mortgage securitization, liquidity risk management, cash management and treasury operations, GIC and mortgage pricing, retail and wholesale funding strategy, and asset/liability management.

The immediate focus of this position will be supporting Manulife Banks public and private securitization programs, which are an important funding source for the bank. The successful candidate will utilize their specialized finance expertise, financial knowledge and skills to support the continued growth and expansion of the banks securitization strategy.

Securitization responsibilities will include deal structuring, legal contract reviews, investor relationship management, audit support, NHA MBS and CMB program support, & collateral performance reporting.

Key Accountabilities:

As part of MBCs treasury team, the Manager, Treasury (Securitization) position is a dynamic role where responsibilities will rotate periodically to support various functional areas and leaders within the team. The immediate focus of this role includes:
  • Execute the banks securitization strategy by working collaboratively with internal and external securitization partners.
  • Provide securitization related analysis to support the structuring of securitization transactions
  • Conduct securitization collateral pool monitoring, and performance forecast modelling
  • Maintain a Securitization Management Guide that consolidates all Securitization related policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Develop strong working relationships with Securitization Lawyers, Dealers, Rating Agencies, & Regulators
  • Work with Rating Agencies (S&P, DBRS, Moody's) to achieve desired ratings on new securitization deals, and provide information required to maintain in force ratings on existing transactions.
  • Support the development of new private securitization programs (RMBS, Covered Bonds) and continue to expand the banks use of government backed securitization programs (NHA MBS, CMB)
  • Collaborating with the securitization accounting team, ensure upgrades to the securitization administration system go smoothly, with proper documentation and testing. Resolving all escalated issues.
  • Work with the portfolio insurance area to develop well thought out strategies for the use of limited mortgage insurance allocations.
  • Support the management, oversight, and day-to-day operations of the NHA MBS and CMB programs, including NHA MBS and CMB issuance, and the CMB reinvestment process.
  • Stay well informed of current industry developments and relevant regulatory initiatives and ensure readiness to achieve compliance with new regulations.

Other accountabilities/opportunities, on a rotational basis, may include, but are not limited to:
  • Analyze and closely monitor the spreads and liquidity of Canadian and international wholesale markets
  • Assess current market conditions to form strategies and recommend actions to take regarding wholesale funding options
  • Closely monitor the investments portfolio of the Bank and recommend strategies to improve the performance of the portfolio.
  • Participate in strategic initiatives that will expand the Banks product and service offerings
  • Actively take part in ALCO and Pricing Committee meetings and processes
  • Ensure efficient functioning of Treasury hedging function by providing administrative and strategic support while effectively partnering with internal and external parties.
  • Lead, mentor and coach a team of high performing analysts
  • Work with the Treasury team to increase departmental efficiency through automation
  • Provide backup and support to the treasury operations during vacations and busy periods


  • Undergraduate or Post Graduate University degree in a financial discipline with 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Prior experience in supporting securitization transactions
  • Previous work experience in Treasury and/or Finance within the banking industry is a strong asset
  • Proficient in data analytics using advanced Excel features, and programing/coding skills (e.g. SQL, SAS, Python, Business Objects) are definite assets
  • Must have very strong quantitative, analytical and financial analysis skills
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and sound judgment
  • Strong business acumen with a good understanding of the business environment in order to provide meaningful analysis
  • A team player with demonstrated ability to effectively manage internal relationships by collaborating within the department and across business units
  • Experience in prioritizing and managing multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to deal with internal/external customers and senior management

  • Waterloo or Toronto

If you are ready to unleash your potential, its 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. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, 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 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of September 30, 2020, we had $1.3 trillion (US$943 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $31.2 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. 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 .