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Sr. Investment Analyst - Fixed Income

Date Posted: Dec 2, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

 

Job Location: United States : New York : New York  
Alternate Job Location : Not Applicable : Not Applicable  
 

 

Role Value Proposition: 

 

The Investment Strategies and Solutions (IS&S) team is part of MetLife’s Retirement & Income Solutions (RIS) group, responsible for investment risk analysis, primarily for its Stable Value (SV) line of business. SV has long played an important role in defined contribution retirement plans and is now offered in nearly half of all corporate 401(k) plans.  In support of this and other institutional insurance products within the RIS organization, IS&S provides investment consulting as well as compliance and reporting solutions.  This role is responsible for conducting in-depth risk evaluation and monitoring of external managers supporting the SV business; coordinating investment related transactions and providing support to compliance and reporting functions.

 

 

 Key Responsibilities:  

 

  • Support senior team members in providing required investment risk analysis of SV new and existing synthetic contracts. This includes:
    • Initial risk evaluation/due diligence of external managers fixed income managers for feasibility of a synthetic deal. Utilize investment software to assist in the evaluation of managers’ investment portfolios.
    • Evaluate investment guidelines to determine appropriateness of overall risk level. Provide detailed risk analysis to SV line of business.
    • Ongoing performance risk evaluation and recommendations.
    • Support contracts team and SV product with investment aspects of discussions with regulators.
    • Monitoring of SV contractual metrics and adequate compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g., Mortgage TBA reporting and analysis).
  • Work with RIS lines of business and MetLife’s Investments department in matters related to our insurance separate account platform. This involves negotiation of investment guidelines and fees, investment manager transitions, investment guideline violations, regulatory filings, client meetings, client communication, etc.
  • Provide support to all aspects related to compliance and performance reporting.
  • Monitor industry market trends and relevant business news.
  • Participate as assigned on RIS project teams.

 

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Superior organizational and prioritization skills
  • Team player (collaborating with a wide range of internal and external business partners
  • Strong analytical and research skills

 

Required:

  • 5+ years of experience in investments
  • 2+ years of experience in fixed income manager due diligence and performance analysis
  • Knowledge of different sub asset classes within fixed income, including structured finance products
  • Experience supporting investment guideline negotiation with investment managers 
  • Working knowledge of Bloomberg software

 

 Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in, Business, Finance, Economics or other related discipline.
  • MBA and/or CFA, CIMA designations or working towards one.
  • Experience with a broad array of asset managers, assets classes, investment strategies (products) and styles.
  • Hands-on experience with the investment analytic tools from BondEdge or Factset, Barclays Point, Morningstar Direct, and/or eVestment Alliance.

     

     

     

Business Category

Product

 

Number of Openings

1

 
 

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 

 

 

MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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