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Associate Director - Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities

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Date Posted: May 18, 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 $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.


The Associate Director, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities is responsible for assisting in managing the credit quality and 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 for the strategies. The Associate Director, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, is part of the Structured Products Research senior team, and as such contributes to the development and implementation of our broader cross-sector credit strategy. This role works in partnership with the Structured Products Trading team and with our Portfolio Managers in identifying value-added investment opportunities for our various strategies.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Conduct credit, structural, and legal analysis on new issue CMBS transactions or secondary market opportunities.
  • Make investment recommendations and assist in creating unique structures for customized client solutions.
  • Analyze broad industry trends in Commercial Real Estate and CMBS.
  • Perform monthly surveillance on the CMBS portfolio and make investment recommendations based on the analysis.
  • Maintain ongoing dialogue with key CMBS constituents to stay abreast of underwriting, structural, and other market developments
  • Work with research analysts at broker-dealers and rating agencies to understand market views on industry, issuer, or bond trends.
  • Collaborate with trading, portfolio management, and other credit analysts in all aspects of managing the CMBS portfolio, such as management reports, client presentations, relative value discussions etc.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 5+ years of direct experience in commercial real estate and CMBS loan underwriting and investment analysis, preferably in buy-side roles.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter, with ability to constantly show initiative, be detail oriented, and work under tight deadlines.
  • Advanced proficiency in tools such Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Trepp.



  • MBA (or equivalent) and/or CFA preferred.
  • Preferred working knowledge of 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 #: 124285