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Associate Director - Private Capital

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Date Posted: Nov 18, 2022

Location(s): Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : New Jersey : Whippany

Alternate Job Location: Not Applicable : Not Applicable

Work Arrangement: Hybrid

 

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 www.metlife.com/investments to learn more.

 

The Private Capital team within MIM manages approximately $100 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 customized lending solutions designed to meet their unique funding needs in a quick and efficient manner. The primary function of the Associate Director role is to assist with analyzing and negotiating Corporate Private Placement debt investments sourced from banks, advisors and directly from existing and prospective issuers. The new member will work closely with an experienced team covering corporate credits across several industries, including REITs and asset managers. The candidate will benefit from an excellent environment in which to develop their fundamental credit skills.

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting with credit assessment of investment proposals, including review of research material and financial statements, and in-person or virtual meetings with issuers’ senior management.
  • Preparation of written materials, including financial analysis, for credit committee 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.
  • Communicate with bankers and advisors to help facilitate deal flow.
  • Ongoing credit review of existing investments, including attending follow-on meetings and presentations with issuers; Conduct due diligence meetings with issuer companies.
  • Work closely with the client portfolio management team to address credit questions and requests from investors relating to new investment proposals and the existing portfolio. 
  • 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.

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • 5+ years of related work experience, preferably from an accountancy, investment management, banking, or a rating agency environment.
  • Strong teamwork-driven attitude, but also ability to work well independently.
  • The presence to represent MetLife with senior finance staff of debt private placement issuers and an ability to develop strong commercial relationships with CFO’s and Treasurers of issuers.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Strong academic background.
  • Very good written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong accounting and financial analysis skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively and under tight working deadlines.

Preferred:

  • CFA or MBA.
  • Experience analyzing REITs and other financial sector companies.

 

Assignment Category

Full-Time

 

Travel

Negligible

 

Business Category

Investments

 

Number of Openings

1

 

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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:

 

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.