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Distribution Associate

Date Posted: Jun 17, 2021

Location: Dublin, IE

Company: MetLife

Job Title: Distribution Associate - Institutional Client Group

Job Location: Dublin, Ireland


MetLife, Inc (“MetLife”) has helped generations of people around the world protect their families and finances. We are one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management to our individual and institutional customers.


MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife​ and is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with over $650 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. MIM 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 to learn more.


MIM has created MetLife Investment Management Europe Limited (“MIM Europe”) to serve its customers in the European Union.


MIM Europe will be located in MetLife’s existing Dublin Office, located in the City Centre. This is the Insurance Operational Headquarters for our Western and Central Europe Region; in addition, a significant number of our colleagues are focused on supporting our broader EMEA and Global functions. It’s home to our Actuarial, Audit, Compliance, Finance, IT, Legal, Operations, Risk and Treasury Teams.


Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”) is a premier asset manager with breadth across various asset sectors and global markets, and strong asset-liability management capabilities.  With a $584 billion combined domestic and international general account and 3rd party portfolio, MIM is an important contributor to MetLife’s financial performance.  The primary objective of MIM is to maximize our client’s long-term economic value by investing in assets that support the client’s liabilities and produce a consistent stream of operating earnings.


The Distribution Associate role in Institutional Client Group is part of the team responsible for growing the asset management business. This includes developing and maintaining client relationships, coordinating ad hoc requests, participating in meetings and sales presentations, compiling and analyzing data, monitoring industry trends, managing investor inquiries in a manner which contributes to MetLife Investment Management’s business growth objectives.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Work closely with Sales team members to develop and maintain client relationship across strategic markets and key client segments in the EMEA region.
  • Create and maintain existing and prospective client database, including call notes, investor type, commitments, interest in competing strategies, etc. by leveraging functionality.
  • Assist Sales team members in the preparation for meetings, calls and other sales activities including logistics, presentation materials, agenda, briefing notes, research and follow ups.
  • Actively research prospective clients including recent news, emerging trends, major capital markets activities, and potential regulatory changes.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to create marketing materials for use with potential and existing investors, committees, and consultants.
  • Engage with investment teams and product specialists to develop knowledge of MIM strategies, products and capabilities.
  • Work in partnership with the RFP team to facilitate the completion of request for proposals (RFP) and due diligence questionnaires (DDQ).
  • Review marketing materials, RFPs, DDQs and other follow up material prior to distribution to clients and prospects.
  • Support onboarding activity for new clients, or terminations for existing clients and transitions of assets.
  • Preparation and review of client reporting, if required.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Exceptional multi-tasking, time management, organization, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong project management skills including attention to detail, analytical thinking and decisiveness.
  • Ability to work autonomously, prioritizing deadlines appropriately and remaining flexible and professional.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to comprehend and discuss about markets and investments.  Show a passion in investments and a ‘can-do’ attitude in developing business.
  • Educated to degree level.


  • Demonstrated record of success in supporting institutional clients and developing strong working relationships with internal key stakeholders (Sales, Compliance, Legal, Portfolio Management).
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in Investment Management and various investment products (real estate & fixed income).



MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, religions and sexual orientations.  We strive to find the best candidate for all positions and a diverse range of applicants ensures we widen our talent pool in order to achieve this.  Any applicants with disabilities and neurodiverse conditions, please do let us know about your reasonable adjustments to ensure that we can best meet your needs.


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.  


We ensure to reward and recognise our employees for their contributions and accomplishments at work.   We value our employees’ commitment to their work by offering a competitive and extensive compensation and benefits package. This includes 25 paid holidays, performance-based bonus, health insurance, income protection  and pension benefits. MetLife will also assist in the funding of professional fees for employees where it is relevant and aligned to your position within the organisation.  MetLife reserve the right to make a judgement on whether the subscription is relevant or not to your role as well as cease the payment at any time. This type of subscription will not incur “benefit in kind” tax


Bring your true self to work every day, receive the development and support you need to perform at your best, opportunities to advance your career and surround yourself with likeminded people. Join 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 $659.6 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth 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.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 


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 is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

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Requisition #: 117118