Credit Analyst

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Date Posted: Sep 4, 2023

Location(s): London, GB London, GB London, GB London, GB

Company: MetLife


Canary Wharf, London


We are a company driven by a solid set of principles (see below) and purposes such as diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our working culture provides flexibility and naturally a ‘hybrid’ working model as standard. We are part of the Women in Finance Charter, an initiative set up by the UK’s HM Treasury. We want to benefit from the many positives that come by having a more diverse working culture throughout all levels of seniority and lines of business. Our workforce enjoys excellent benefits, including private healthcare, a brilliant pension, and a host of other benefits to ensure you and yours are kept safe and protected.


MetLife Success Principles

  • Build Tomorrow – We change and innovate for sustained performance
  • Win Together - We collaborate and empower each other to succeed
  • Own It - We deliver for our customers


You’ll be joining a business that is expanding, cares about the community and the environment. You will get a 9% pension as standard, increasing to 13% company max contribution (plus your 4% = a 17% pension). You can also get up to 31 days holiday, hybrid working, life assurance - employee, income protection, private medical insurance, mortgage advice, gadget cover, life assurance - partner, critical illness, travel insurance and dental cover.


Role Value Proposition: 

We currently have the opportunity to add an Analyst to our London-based Infrastructure and Project Finance team.  Looking at infrastructure and project finance credits in depth across all infrastructure sectors, the credit analyst will benefit from an excellent environment in which to develop their fundamental credit skills.  This Credit Analyst position would suit a highly motivated and analytical individual with approx. 2+ years of experience gained in accountancy, investment management, banking or a rating agency environment. 


The Credit Analyst day to day responsibilities include working with senior credit analysts to review and assess new infrastructure and project finance private debt investment opportunities (primarily investment grade but also some below investment grade), analysing financial statements, researching potential new issuers, and the monitoring and review of existing portfolio holdings.  Over time, the credit analyst will gain expertise in various infrastructure sectors.  The workload can be challenging, therefore, candidates need to be calm under pressure, demonstrate attention to detail, and be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.



Key Responsibilities:  

  • Support the credit and origination team, including compiling financial and other information from company reports, public filings, industry reports, rating agencies, etc., and assisting with credit analysis, including annual credit opinions and new deal origination.
  • Assist in portfolio administration, data analysis, presentations and reporting requirements for MetLife Investment Management’s (MIM) ~$32 billion Infrastructure Debt portfolio. 
  • Utilise internal/external systems and models to support the PFI team functions.
  • Interface with all members of the PFI team, as well as other MIM units such as Portfolio Management, Trading, Research, and Legal.



Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: 


  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with a strong understanding of financial statements.
  • Working understanding of fixed income markets.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions under pressure without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • Strong teamwork-driven attitude, but also ability to work well independently.
  • The ability to one day represent MetLife in front of portfolio companies and third party clients.



  • Strong academic background, with a minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) degree from a leading university. 
  • Self-motivated, well-organised, team player.
  • Very good written & oral communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and proficient with financial modeling.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively.




  • CFA or chartered accountant is desirable but not essential. 
  • 2+ years of related work experience; infrastructure experience is preferred but not essential.



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 $664.7 bn in assets under management as of September 30, 2021. 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 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.


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