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Director, Private Equity

Date Posted: Dec 27, 2018

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 0

Company: MetLife

PositionDirector, Private Equity


Job Location:  Whippany, NJ



The Role:

MetLife seeks a Director to join our private equity unit (PEU) managing more than $10 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 buyouts, venture capital, growth equity, energy, distressed debt, and secondary funds.


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 Limited Partnership Agreement legal review.

•            Lead the preparation of investment memos and presentations for investment committee.

•            Meet with existing General Partners 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, Buyouts, 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.


Key Relationships:

  • Reports to:  VP Hedge Funds & Private Equity
  • Direct reports/team: TBD
  • Key StakeholdersPrivate Equity team, business lines, Legal, General Partners 


Candidate Qualifications:


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Minimum of 10 – 15 years of overall experience in the industry
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in Fund to Fund Private Equity
  • Strong experience in due diligence, selection, monitoring and management of private equity fund investments.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and interpersonal skills with 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.
  • Travel – 20 – 25%



  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering or similar analytical/quantitative field
  • MBA or Masters and/or CFA are highly desirable.


Leadership Competencies:

  • Thinks Strategically – Sets direction aligned to the company’s strategy, applying external and global perspective to meet local and global needs.
  • Creates Partnerships – Authentically builds trusted relationships and collaborates across global, diverse and multi-functional teams to successfully drive business objectives.
  • Seizes Opportunity – Seeks new opportunities and ways to create balanced business growth while improving operational capabilities.




MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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.

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Requisition #: 106170