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Manulife Compliance Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

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Job Description

Compliance Manager

The Compliance Manager, US Investment Management Compliance, is accountable for the execution and/or supervision of processes utilized to develop and update the organization’s compliance policies and procedures and the programs established to systematically test and evaluate the effectiveness of these policies and procedures. The manager is also responsible for overseeing the Advisers’ Form ADV filing process to ensure timely and accurate reporting. The manager assists in performing and/or supervising a broad range of compliance tasks conducted by the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer (“CCO’s Office”) in its mission to affect compliance with federal securities laws applicable to John Hancock variable insurance products, the John Hancock Group of Funds Complex, and its Advisers, sub-advisers, and service providers.


  • Assist the Director in managing the establishment and development of standards/programs that enable the JH Group of Funds to comply with regulatory requirements of SEC Rules 38a-1 and 206(4)-7

  • Supervise and perform internal testing duties as it relates to compliance policies and procedures for the JH Funds and Advisers

  • Manage the SEC Form ADV filing process for two registered advisers

  • Perform or assist in performing various service provider compliance oversight functions including review and assessment of all subadviser control reports (SOC 1) and assistance with the annual contract renewal process required under Section 15 (c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940

  • Responsible for storage, maintenance and workflow of all compliance policies and procedures

  • Develop and maintain a well-designed project management program to track and report on the status of all 38a-1/206(4)-7 testing

  • Assist with Code of Ethics Oversight responsibilities

How will you create impact?

The Compliance Manager role on our Monitoring and Testing Team is accountable for supporting/managing the risk assessment and testing programs required under SEC Rules 38a-1 and 206(4)-7. The role requires frequent interaction with subject matter experts to ensure timely and accurate annual assessments of compliance policies and procedures. The Manager is also responsible for overseeing the SEC Form ADV filing processes for our two SEC Registered Investment Advisers and for assisting with our service provider oversight program and our Code of Ethics oversight program.

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

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the 1940 Act registered products and compliance practices

  • Knowledge of and experience with the US investment/securities industry, products and best practices

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral)

  • Results oriented; ability to balance multiple priorities and projects

  • Successful in building professional relationships with management/business partners

  • Proficient computer skills, especially with Microsoft 365

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 cultureWe lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.

  • Boundless opportunityWe create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.

  • Continuous innovationWe invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.

  • Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and InclusionWe foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.

  • Championing Corporate CitizenshipWe 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

$86,325.00 USD - $155,385.00 USD

If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact 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.

Company: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.)