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Analyst, Private Credit

Date Posted: Jan 7, 2022

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 to learn more.


MIM is currently seeking to add an Analyst to our Whippany, NJ based team.  This is a role within the Private Credit team of MetLife Investment Management.  MIM’s Private Credit team is an industry leader in institutional asset origination and credit monitoring, in both Corporate Private Placement and Infrastructure debt placements, managing approximately $90 billion in assets.  MIM is experiencing rapid growth in both assets under management and clients. The primary function of the Corporate Private Placement Associate is to assist with analyzing and negotiating U.S. Corporate Private Placement debt investments sourced from investment bankers and directly from existing and prospective issuers.  The Analyst works with more experienced Private Placement analysts to review issuers’ financial condition and business/industry trends and conducts due diligence with issuers’ management.  Recommendations are prepared in written form and orally, presented to senior MetLife management. The candidate will benefit from an excellent environment in which to develop their fundamental credit skills and become responsible for the origination and execution of deals.  This position would suit a highly motivated and analytical individual with experience in accounting, investment management, banking or a rating agency environment. 


Day to day responsibilities include working with senior members of the team to review and assess new private debt investment opportunities (primarily investment grade but also some below investment grade), analyzing financial statements, researching potential new issuers, and the monitoring and review of existing portfolio holdings. 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:  

  • Analyze corporate credit opportunities primarily in the Industrial sector, including Transportation, Aerospace & Defense, Building Materials, Paper & Pulp, and Metals & Mining.
  • Build and maintain financial models for credit rating and pricing valuations.
  • Analyze financial statements, research company management, and attend meetings and industry conferences.
  • Compile data and other info from SEC filings, company and industry reports, rating agencies, and internal/external credit opinions for analysis and written credit committee memos.
  • Use systems and models to support MetLife Private Capital functions (e.g. iLevel, BlackRock, Bloomberg, the Investments Portal, and other various external systems).
  • Build strong rapport with others in Private Capital, Global Credit Research and the Portfolio Management Unit across MIM. 


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Good organizational skills and management of multiple tasks under tight working deadlines.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Strong preference for accounting and financial statement analysis knowledge.
  • Experience with financial models and quantitative analysis.
  • Superior interpersonal/communication skills and the ability to interact across internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work independently.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related area.


Business Category

Investments – Private Credit


Number of Openings





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, 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 $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. 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. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired 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 #: 120420