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Associate - Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities

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Date Posted: Jun 20, 2022

Location(s): 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 $669 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.


This Associate role is responsible for assisting in managing the credit quality and investment performance of MIM’s $13B CMBS assets under management. CMBS is a key component of our income-based, short-term and core-based strategies and a source of performance differentiation. The Associate will be part of the Structured Products Research team and this role works in partnership with our trading and portfolio management teams to identify value-added investment opportunities for our various mandates.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct credit, structural, and legal analysis on new issue CMBS transactions or secondary market opportunities to make investment recommendations.
  • Perform ongoing surveillance on the CMBS portfolio.
  • Analyze broad industry trends in Commercial Real Estate and CMBS.
  • Collaborate with trading and portfolio management to manage various aspects of the CMBS portfolio, and assist in preparing management reports, client presentations, etc.
  • Maintain ongoing dialogue with key external constituents to stay abreast of underwriting, structural, and other market developments.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in commercial real estate and/or CMBS loan underwriting and investment analysis.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office applications, primarily Excel, and PowerPoint.


  • MBA or CFA strongly preferred
  • Advanced proficiency in tools such as Trepp, Bloomberg, and BlackRock/ Aladdin.





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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 #: 126694