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Derivatives Valuation Associate - Risk & Analytics Group

Date Posted: May 21, 2021

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with over $651 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 900 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise across public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate.  Visit us at www.metlife.com/investments to learn more.

 

The Derivatives Associate will join the Risk & Analytics group in the Derivatives Middle Office.  The group owns risk analytics, scenario analysis and product management for derivatives, providing results to Finance, Trading, Risk Management, Treasury and Portfolio Management. The individual will have a high level of derivatives expertise and work within a team environment to both contribute to and lead certain team initiatives.  Responsibilities, given below, are well integrated within a strong group environment. The individual will also serve as the primary analytics contact for fixed income investments.

 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Serve as a lead in projects that require subject matter expertise related to risk and analytics and the derivatives ecosystem.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge and participate in projects relating to global regulatory initiatives which impact the company – currently ongoing initiatives are Libor Transition and Initial Margin. Contribute to expanding capabilities to support growing business needs and associated new derivatives products.
  • Validate analytics such as duration, convexity and OAS for all fixed income assets. Perform reasonableness checks, identify analytics exceptions and overrides if necessary.
  • Provide signoff for monthly scenario analysis signoff and liaise with Risk, Treasury, IT and our vendor to oversee asset shock scenario processes such as Economic Capital, Stress testing and parallel/combination shocks.
  • Development and support of enterprise level stress test processes for capital, liquidity and statutory work streams.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams which include representatives from ALM, Finance, Front Office, Middle Office, IT, Treasury and Risk Management.

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • 5+ years of experience.
  • Understanding of derivative valuations models, associated market data; Good understanding of bond math.
  • In-depth knowledge of derivative investment products, financial markets and risk principles.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills including object-oriented programming, Python, Excel, SQL.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as part of a team environment.
  • Can perform under pressure within a team atmosphere to meet time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to understand technology solutions.

 

Preferred:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Finance, and/or Mathematics, MBA or MS.
  • Strong derivatives product knowledge in addition to familiarity with Numerix, Murex or Blackrock Aladdin.
  • Experience with Business Intelligence Tool (Power BI).

 

Business Category

Investments

 

Number of Openings

1

 

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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:

MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

 

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.

 

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

 

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

 

MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to 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.

 

Requisition #: 116252