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Associate Director - Infrastructure and Project Finance

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Date Posted: May 4, 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 www.metlife.com/investments to learn more.

 

The Infrastructure and Project Finance Associate Director will be responsible for looking at infrastructure and project finance credits in depth across all infrastructure sectors. This candidate will benefit from an excellent environment in which to develop their fundamental credit skills.  This position would suit a highly motivated and analytical individual with 5+ years of experience gained in accountancy, investment management, banking, or a rating agency environment.   Day to day responsibilities include working with Associates to review and assess new infrastructure and project finance 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.  Over time, candidates 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.

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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. 
  • Utilize 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:

Required:

  • Strong academic background, with a minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) degree from a leading university. 
  • Self-motivated, well-organized, team player; Very good written & oral communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and proficient with financial modeling.
  • 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 eventually represent MetLife in front of portfolio companies and third-party clients

Preferred:

  • CFA or chartered accountant is desirable but not essential. 
  • MBA or equivalent is preferred. 
  • 5-7 years of related work experience; infrastructure experience is preferred but not essential.

 

Travel

Negligible

 

Business Category

Investments/ Private Fixed Income & Alternatives

 

Number of Openings

1

 

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MetLife:

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 #: 124769