Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG), is an investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of John Hancock/Manual Life Financial Corporation. HNRG is based in Boston, and is made up of two core businesses, Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG), which develops and manages farmland investments and Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG), which develops and manages timberland investments.
HNRG have specific growth plans for the next 5 years and are therefore now looking to attract an Investment Analyst who will provide commercial support and analysis towards achieving the strategic goals.
About the role
The Investment Analyst will play an integrated role across the business and ensure decision support is of the highest quality. As part of a team you will be responsible for managing $4.0 billion in private equity investments and commitments in agricultural real estate. The Investment Analyst reports to the Director of Resource Planning and Analysis for the Agriculture division and specific responsibilities include;
- Provide investment analysis and valuation of agricultural assets supporting the underwriting process.
- Maintain the valuation models to support the underwriting process.
- Update modelling assumptions and develop the investment memos and recommendations for the investment committees.
- Work closely with the Operations team to determine appropriate farm budgets to be used in the acquisition models.
- Support the Client Account Team with operating and financial forecasts to support clients’ long-term plans specific to their Australasian investments.
- Support the production of relevant presentation material for HNRG’s investment committee approval process.
- Interact regularly with the Acquisition and Research teams to ensure that all appropriate inputs are factored in the models.
- Liaise with the Institutional Business (IB) team to be aware of any investor issues or constraints.
- Support the research and the Institutional Business (IB) on special projects as needed.
- Bachelor’s Degree with a major in business, agribusiness finance or accounting, an MBA, CFA or CAIA.
- General knowledge of investment management and alternative asset classes, specifically real assets with a minimum of two years of experience in agricultural investments.
- Have a good understanding of the variables and nuances impacting agricultural investment in Australia.
- A firm grasp of investment strategy and financial analysis with genuine interest in agriculture / real assets highly desirable.
- Excellent working knowledge and practical application of financial principles, policies, procedures and accounting.
- Mature and willing to approach problem solving with openness and willingness to understand others’ perspectives with the goal of working towards a workable solution.
- Excellent ability to present analyses in a clear and concise manner (verbal and written).