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Derivatives Analyst

Date Posted: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”), MetLife Inc.’s institutional investment management business, is a premier asset manager with breadth across various asset sectors and global markets, and strong asset-liability management capabilities.  With over $500 billion combined domestic and international assets under management, MIM is an important contributor to MetLife’s financial performance.  The primary objective of MIM is to maximize our institutional client’s long-term economic value by investing in assets that support the client’s liabilities and produce a consistent stream of operating earnings.


An outstanding opportunity exists to join MetLife’s growing Derivatives Middle Office team. The Analyst will be an integral part of the Collateral Management Group which is responsible for the collateral management of MetLife’s bilateral OTC derivatives, exchanged traded derivatives, Federal Home Loan Bank programs, MSFTA’s, and securities lending. The individual will work within a team environment to support MetLife’s derivative businesses as well as contribute to and lead company initiatives.  The position engages directly with trading, valuations, risk management, IT, operations, finance as well as countless external counterparties and vendors across the street.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Review and execute daily margin activity globally for Securities Lending, OTC Derivatives, Exchanged Traded Derivatives, Capital Markets and MSFTAs.
  • Manage the daily trade settlement process for FED and DTC securities with our CPs and custody bank; initiate internal security moves between MetLife portfolios as necessary.
  • Investigate and resolve daily cash and security breaks.
  • Contribute to analysis, development, testing, and integration of new applications and enhancements.
  • Prepare and review daily, weekly, and quarterly reports for Senior Management.
  • Ability to liaise with Trading, Middle Office, Legal, PMU, Audit, and Back Office.
  • Look for new ways to automate and increase efficiency within the current workflow.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 1+ years of investments experience within a financial services firm.
  • 1+ years of investment operations experience supporting fixed income or derivatives.
  • 1+ years of collateral management experience.
  • Intermediate Excel Skills – (Pivots, macros, v-lookup, graphs)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to meet daily deliveries in a high stress environment and thrive
  • Professional, self-motivated, and self-aware
  • Flexible and adaptive to change in a dynamic environment



  • B.S. Degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Business Management, or other related field of expertise
  • Knowledge of CALYPSO, Murex, Aladdin/Deco, Tri-Resolve, and Bloomberg


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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 $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth 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.  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 #: 116089