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Director, Private Equity - Investments

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Date Posted: Apr 26, 2022

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

Company: MetLife

Position Director, Private Equity - Investments


Job Location: Whippany, NJ


The Role: MetLife seeks a Director to join our private equity unit (PEU) managing more than $13 billion of assets on behalf of our general account and affiliated entities. The Director position is a unique opportunity to work directly with senior management in a small, flat investment organization that has generated strong long-term returns for its constituents. MetLife’s portfolio is invested globally across a broad range of private equity sub sectors, including private equity (LBOs), venture capital, growth equity, energy, distressed debt, and secondary funds.


Key Relationships:

  • Reports to: Head of Private Equity & Hedge Funds
  • Direct reports/team: 1
  • Key Stakeholders: AIC, Legal, ICG


Key Responsibilities:

  • Source and track new opportunities with external investment managers; lead the fund due diligence including review of data room, detailed portfolio review and analysis, and fundamental research of portfolio holdings as well working with the legal department on the LPA legal review.
  • Lead the preparation of investment memos and presentations for the investment committee.
  • Meet with existing GP’s to receive updates to evaluate investment progress, team/organizational changes, strategy, and to receive updates on the state of the markets and potential investment opportunities.
  • Assist in the completion of sector reviews for our Distressed, LBO, Venture Capital, and Energy portfolio segments.
  • Analyze and monitor existing portfolio relationships through annual meeting attendance and monitoring of quarterly reports.
  • Train and mentor junior staff members.


Candidate Qualifications:

   Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

• Minimum of 10+ years of experience in the due diligence, selection, monitoring and management of private equity fund investments.

• Strong analytical, quantitative and interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and in a team.

• Detail-oriented individual with keen focus on performance and results.

• Excellent written and oral communication and presentation 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