Jonas Grazulis

Jonas Grazulis

Gaming, Lodging & Leisure Analyst focused on investing based on deep fundamental research at Manulife Asset Management

Location
Greater Boston Area
Industry
Investment Management

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Jonas Grazulis's Overview

Current
Past
  • Junior Credit Analyst at Manulife Asset Management
  • Junior Equity Research Associate at Manulife Asset Management
  • Analyst at John Hancock Realty Advisors, Inc.
  • Junior Research Analyst at Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG)
  • Senior Student Operations Associate at Bentley Conference Center
  • Securities Valuation Intern at John Hancock Funds, LLC
  • Securities Valuation Intern at John Hancock Funds, LLC
  • Vendor Management Intern at John Hancock Funds, LLC
  • Founder at Stride Hosting
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Jonas Grazulis' Experience

Gaming, Lodging & Leisure Analyst

Manulife Asset Management

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Investment Management industry

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) Greater Boston Area

Junior Credit Analyst

Manulife Asset Management

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Investment Management industry

January 2013July 2013 (7 months) Greater Boston Area

The High Yield team employs a research-driven process concentrated on security selection and identifies the most attractive part of the capital structure to invest in, from bank loans and senior notes down to subordinated notes, convertible notes and equity.

• Valued largest holdings within the high yield strategy, usually forming a view from an equity perspective, and recommended a decision based on a thorough operational and valuation analysis

Junior Equity Research Associate

Manulife Asset Management

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Investment Management industry

July 2012December 2012 (6 months) Greater Boston Area

The Global Opportunities team invests in companies with a margin of safety in the business that are selling at a discount to intrinsic value and have an identifiable catalyst to realize this value.

• Developed a framework to identify attractive growth markets in Sub-Saharan Africa
• Recommended 2 additions to the portfolio after narrowing down interest through industry research, discussions with sell-side analysts, and valuation of a select group of 5 candidates

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MFC; Financial Services industry

January 2012July 2012 (7 months) Greater Boston Area

John Hancock Realty Advisors, Inc. invests in multi-family and affordable housing tax credit properties.

• Researched regional economic and real estate performance and recommended cap rate assumptions for valuation models
• Prepared valuation of private equity, debt, and mixed portfolios using various types of analysis due to complexity in some of these portfolios

Junior Research Analyst

Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG)

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Investment Management industry

July 2011December 2011 (6 months) Greater Boston Area

Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) is the world's largest timberland investment manager for institutional investors and offers investment vehicles including individually managed accounts and pooled funds.

• Performed due diligence on potential and realized acquisitions
• Evaluated macroeconomic trends and their potential impacts on lumber prices in Australia

Senior Student Operations Associate

Bentley Conference Center

January 2008May 2011 (3 years 5 months) Waltham, MA

• Provided assistance to internal and external clients using Bentley as a venue for various events

Securities Valuation Intern

John Hancock Funds, LLC

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MFC; Financial Services industry

June 2010August 2010 (3 months) Greater Boston Area

• Developed quantitative models used to fair value over 3,000 foreign securities, reducing counterparty risk related to a key pricing vendor

Securities Valuation Intern

John Hancock Funds, LLC

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MFC; Financial Services industry

June 2009August 2009 (3 months) Greater Boston Area

• Assisted the team in maintaining accurate security prices within the 100+ managed mutual funds

Vendor Management Intern

John Hancock Funds, LLC

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MFC; Financial Services industry

June 2008August 2008 (3 months) Greater Boston Area

Founder

Stride Hosting

June 2004September 2007 (3 years 4 months) Greater Boston Area

• Founded a multiple internet service company serving 90 active customers
• Managed and grew the business over 3 years of consistent service and an increased client base

Jonas Grazulis' Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Science and Technology

Jonas Grazulis' Languages

  • Lithuanian

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Elementary proficiency)

Jonas Grazulis' Skills & Expertise

  1. Financial Modeling
  2. Valuation
  3. Investments
  4. Financial Markets
  5. Mutual Funds
  6. Alternative Investments
  7. Equity Research
  8. Portfolio Management
  9. Capital Markets
  10. Fixed Income
  11. Private Equity
  12. Investment Management
  13. Emerging Markets

Jonas Grazulis' Certifications

  • • Passed Level III of the CFA examination in 2013.

    • CFA Institute

Jonas Grazulis' Education

Bentley University

Bachelor of Science, Economics-Finance

20072011

Boston College High School

High School

20032007

Jonas Grazulis' Additional Information

Interests:

Investment Idea & Strategy Development, Equity and Fixed Income Portfolio Contruction, Strategy Backtesting, Capital Markets, Technology and Innovation, Leadership, Motivational Speaking, Good Barbecue

Groups and Associations:

Omicron Delta Epsilon (The International Honor Society for Economics), FMA (The Financial Management Association International), FEI (Financial Executives International) Honorary Member

Honors and Awards:

Professional:
Bloomberg Certified [Equity, Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, Commodity]

Academic:
Omicron Delta Epsilon - inducted 2011
Financial Management Association International - inducted 2011
Financial Executives International Scholarship
Bentley University Presidential Academic Scholarship

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