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Date Posted: Jul 2, 2022

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

Company: MetLife

PositionDebt Strategies Group, AIC Assistant Portfolio Manager, Director 


Job Location: Whippany, NJ


MetLife Investment Management:

MetLife Investment Management, (MIM) provides public fixed income, private capital, and real estate investment solutions to institutional investors worldwide. With over $670 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2021, MIM is the institutional asset management business of MetLife, Inc., one of the world’s leading financial services companies. With over 150 years of disciplined risk-management experience we provide deep expertise in skillfully navigating markets with the goal of delivering strong, risk-adjusted returns. Our client-centric culture enables our dedicated team of investment professionals to singularly focus on creating the tailored solutions designed to help our clients meet their unique needs and objectives—both today and moving forward in the future. MetLife Investment Management was named a “2021 Best Place to Work in Money Management” by Pensions & Investments. Visit us at  to learn more about MIM. 


The Role

The Assistant Portfolio Manager for the Affiliated Insurance Company (AIC) is a dynamic and integral role in the MIM Real Estate group.  As the Director, Assistant Portfolio Manager  you will oversee certain aspects of portfolio management of MetLife’s approximately $50 billion AIC commercial mortgage portfolio. In addition, you will interact with several constituents, including AIC leadership, MetLife Real Estate leadership, teams across real estate and Legal.  The role is suited for candidates that seek strategic portfolio management experience and indirect transaction experience.


Key Relationships:

Reports to: Managing Director, Debt Strategies Group, Real Estate, MetLife Investment Management Reports: No direct

Key Stakeholders: Client, members of the Real Estate team, Investment Committee


Key Responsibilities:


Portfolio Management and Surveillance:

  • Partner with Portfolio Manager in advising client of market trends, transactional activity and critical portfolio updates.
  • Independently manage quarterly review process for client. Determine special topics with client and develop presentations.  Present during quarterly reviews.
  • Lead bi-weekly meetings with client, discussing origination and portfolio updates.  
  • Attend Investment Committee for relevant client transactions.
  • Independently manage process for Investment Committee Board of Directors specific notifications of large transactions.
  • Partner with Portfolio Manager, Legal and other teams in development of new products for client.
  • Compile and present Surveillance materials for senior leadership meetings. 
  • Partner with Head of Surveillance and regions in loan restructurings.
  • Partner with Legal, Finance, IT and regions in transition of existing LIBOR loans to SOFR replacement index.
  • Manage ad hoc projects


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to lead discussions with client
  • Aptitude to collaborate well with others
  • Strong communications and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong excel /PPT skills to coordinate presentations
  • Acts with urgency


  • Years of experience:  6-8 years of real estate experience
  • Degree preferred:  Master’s in Real Estate or Business Administration
  • Strong interpersonal, skills.


MetLife Success Principles:

  • Experiment with Confidence – Courageously learn and test new ideas without fear of failure
  • Act with Urgency – Demonstrate speed to action with agility and determination
  • Seek Diverse Perspectives – Source ideas and feedback to expand thinking and make informed decisions
  • Seize Opportunity – Drive responsible growth and identify areas for continuous improvement
  • Champion Inclusion – Foster an environment where everyone is valued, heard, and can speak up
  • Create Alignment – Partner with others across the organization with candor and transparency
  • Take Responsibility – Be accountable and act in pursuit of the right outcomes
  • Enable Solutions – Anticipate and address obstacles while managing risk
  • Deliver What Matters – Execute meaningful priorities and follow through on commitments



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 $670 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2021. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. 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.


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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


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.