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Investment Director - PRIVATE CAPITAL: CORPORATE PRIVATE PLACEMENTS, EMEA

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Date Posted: Aug 2, 2022

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

Company: MetLife

Private Capital; Corporate Private Placements, EMEA

Position Title: Director

Location: London (Flexible, hybrid working on offer)

 

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

 

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”), the institutional asset management business of MetLife, Inc., is experiencing rapid growth in both assets under management and clients and we are looking to add a credit analyst at Director level to our London corporate private placement team.

 

The primary function of this Credit focused Investment Director role is to source, analyse, and negotiate Corporate Private Placement debt investments across several industries. MIM offers the successful candidate an excellent environment in which to deploy their fundamental credit skills and to assume a leading role within the team.

 

This Investment Director position would suit a highly motivated and analytical individual with at least 10 to 15 years of experience gained in a rating agency, investment management, banking or accountancy environment.

 

Day to day responsibilities include to underwrite and make investment recommendations for corporate private debt investment opportunities (primarily investment grade but also some below investment grade) and management of existing portfolio names.  The candidate will also be or become an expert in their sectors and will have the ability to help raise MIM’s external profile by speaking at industry conferences and events as a representative of MIM. As a senior member of the team the role also involves guiding other credit analysts. The workload can be challenging; therefore, candidates need to be calm under pressure, demonstrate attention to detail, and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertaking credit assessments of investment proposals, including review of research material and financial statements, and engaging with issuers’ senior management.
  • Preparation of credit committee memos and assignment of internal ratings.
  • Review and negotiation of legal documentation in conjunction with internal and external counsel.
  • Assessment of pricing on offered transactions on a relative value basis.
  • Assuming a guiding and leading credit analyst role for the team
  • Liaising with bankers and advisors to facilitate deal flow.
  • Conduct due diligence meetings with issuer companies.
  • Ongoing credit review of existing investments maintaining dialogue with issuers
  • Work closely with the client portfolio management team to address credit questions and requests from client 
  • Identifying opportunities for potential bilateral, direct investments and marketing to these companies.
  • Building effective internal working relationships and developing contacts with external market participants.
  • Facilitating and processing amendments, waivers and other requested documentation changes.
  • Representing MIM at relevant industry conferences and events.

 

Essential Business Experience

Required:

  • At least 10 to 15 years of related work experience as a (senior) credit analyst.
  • Strong teamwork-driven attitude and a proven ability to provide leadership to junior colleagues
  • Proven experience of developing strong commercial relationships with CFO’s and Treasurers of issuers.
  • Willingness to travel across Europe.

 

Essential Technical Skills:

Required:

  • Strong academic background, with a minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) from a leading university. CFA Charterholder preferred.
  • Very good written & oral communication skills.
  • Strong accounting and financial analysis skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively and under tight working deadlines.

 

Preferred:

  • Proficiency in a main continental European language an advantage.

 

 

MetLife Investment Management

 

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 the institutional asset management business of MetLife and provides public fixed income, private capital, and real estate investment solutions to institutional investors worldwide. MIM had $638 billion of total assets under management as of 31 March 2022.

The Private Capital team within MIM manages $93 billion in Private Corporates and Infrastructure debt and is an industry leader in private debt with a 100+ year history of originating private debt. Our name and reputation are well known throughout the marketplace and borrowers look to us for customised lending solutions designed to meet their unique funding needs in a quick and efficient manner.

 

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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.

 

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This role is subject to the Conduct rules under the Senior Manager and Certification Regime.

All Conduct staff 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

 

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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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