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Analyst

Date Posted: Jan 7, 2022

Location: London, GB London, GB

Company: MetLife

Private Credit: Client Portfolio Management, Analyst

Location:             London (City of London)

 

MetLife, Inc. (“MetLife”) is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. MetLife Investment Management (MIM), headquartered in New Jersey, USA, is MetLife’s institutional asset management business. With more than $659 billion in assets under management, MIM it is one of the largest institutional investors in the world. MIM has operations in the Americas, Asia and the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) regions, and provides investors with opportunities across traditional fixed income strategies, commercial real estate debt and equity investing, agricultural financing, and private placements, among others.

 

Adding “2021 Best Place to Work in Money Management" by Pensions & Investments among the many reasons to secure a career at MetLife! We offer a superior working culture to develop professionally and personally in. Offering you a great work/life balance, you will learn from colleagues held in high regard throughout the sector.

 

 

Role Value Proposition: 

The Private Placement (“PP”) group at MIM is an industry leader in private credit investments. It manages over $97 billion in private corporate debt and infrastructure debt assets and is continuing to experience significant growth.   MIM’s portfolio of private fixed income securities is one of the largest private bond portfolios globally. 

 

The Client Portfolio Management team sits within the broader Private Placement group and is the client-facing element of the broader Private Placement group. It is responsible for overseeing the construction and management of the Private Credit portfolios managed by MIM on behalf of its various clients, as well as answering any investment-linked queries that come in from clients. The team also contributes to client growth by preparing RFP responses and participating in client pitches and presentations.  The team consists of ten team members located in the USA and the UK.

                                                      

We currently have the opportunity to add an Analyst to our London-based Client Portfolio Management team. The Analyst will report to the Senior Portfolio Manager in London, and support members of the team by assisting with the preparation of reports, analysis and information that will be provided to our existing clients, prospective clients,  MIM management, and other internal parties. Over time, we expect the Analyst to become more client-facing, and to participate in client meetings and client pitches.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Analyst will assist in portfolio construction and monitoring, data analysis and reporting requirements for MIM’s $97 billion portfolio of private corporate debt and infrastructure debt.
  • The Analyst will attend or support meetings, providing comprehensive support to the Client Portfolio Managers.
  • Create periodic reports covering investment activity and portfolio performance.
  • Develop strong relationships and confidence with clients and colleagues. 
  • Willingness and ability to increase your knowledge of all aspects of investments, including fundamental credit analysis, quantitative credit systems, bond mathematics, accounting, regulation, as well as topical issues (corporate governance, liability / litigation risk).
  • Develop an understanding of clients’ investment guidelines. Ensures Client approvals are obtained, if needed, on all investments.
  • Assist in the solicitation and allocation of deals based on client investment criteria.
  • Where necessary, communicate with clients in a professional, accurate and timely manner; providing information and answering account questions and general inquiries Create model portfolios and assist with in-bound client queries such as RFPs, to help expand the business.
  • Participate in internal efforts to drive continuous improvement in client reporting / servicing.  Suggests methods to improve processes. 
  • Work closely with the credit analysts within the Private Placement group to deliver responses to client inquiries regarding particular investments.
  • Participate in the development of marketing and communication materials.
  • Manage various databases, reports (Production, AUM, Quarterly Portfolio Reviews, and Projections) and ad-hoc information requests from Clients and MIM management.
  • Utilise internal/external systems and models (e.g. Aladdin/Blackrock, Bloomberg, Salesforce).

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • Strong academic background, with a minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) degree from a leading university.
  • Qualified accountant or part qualified CFA Charterholder (willing to work towards) / candidate preferred.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Basic accounting and financial analysis background.
  • Working understanding of fixed income markets (can be through education).
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated, well-organised, team player.
  • Very good written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to solve problems and work under tight deadlines without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Strong teamwork-driven attitude, but also ability to work well independently.
  • The ability to one day represent MetLife in front of clients.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Fluency in business-level English.

 

Preferred (but not essential):

  • Knowledge of Aladdin, Salesforce and Bloomberg.
  • European language skills, ideally Germanic languages.

 

All Certification Roles are required to comply with the FCA’s Tier 1 Conduct Rules which are as follows:

 

Tier 1 – Individual Conduct Rules

  1. You must act with integrity
  2. You must act with due care, skill and diligence
  3. You must be open and cooperative with the FCA, the PRA and other regulators
  4. You must pay due regard to the interests of customers and treat them fairly
  5. You must observe proper standards of market conduct

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 $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 www.metlife.com to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 

 

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to accommodations@metlife.com

 

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.

 

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MetLife will 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. 

 

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 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 #: 122652 

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