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Investment Performance Analyst - Real Estate

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Date Posted: Sep 6, 2022

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

Company: MetLife

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 1000 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise across public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate.  Visit us at to learn more.


MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is searching for a Performance Analyst/Associate to join the Performance and Attribution team in Whippany.  This position will contribute to effective portfolio benchmarking and performance attribution analysis. Promote data and information availability, accessibility, and accuracy for all MIM Fund and Managed Accounts for Real Estate Equity and Mortgage Loan. The candidate will support development of tools, reports and actionable information and insights for effective portfolio performance interpretation and management. The Performance and Attribution team is part of MetLife’s Operations department.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in reviewing performance results and benchmark returns for the firm’s real estate products and strategies in accordance with various standards including, but not limited to, the NCREIF PREA Reporting Standards, GIPS® and SEC requirements.
  • Review and approve the performance data feeds into REIDR from outside administrator.
  • Review MIM product data submission to NCREIF and MSCI.
  • Assist in the creation and preparation of detailed attribution analysis for MIM and GA.
  • Maintain and improve performance reporting templates.
  • Help document and maintain procedures regarding the performance reporting process.
  • Research root causes of issues, propose solutions, and drive their resolution in a timely manner.  
  • Troubleshoot and correct inaccurate data in a timely manner.
  • Develop and implement controls around data input and production output.
  • Continually work to improve existing processes to gain efficiency, such as identifying automation opportunities.
  • Participate in Group initiatives and projects.
  • Liaise with colleagues in Investment Management, Legal/Compliance, Marketing, and Operations departments to ensure that accurate and appropriate performance information is presented.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 0 to 3 years’ experience in working in investment management operations preferred.


  • Ability to liaise with and communicate effectively with all employee experience levels throughout the organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products, particularly Excel.
  • Ability to review all attribution reports for reasonability. Become comfortable digging into real estate returns and researching large outliers to explain performance drivers.
  • Basic understanding of GIPS Performance Presentation Standards.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative reasoning skills.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles and concepts.


  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Real Estate, or related field.
  • Working knowledge of real estate performance measurement/reporting a plus.





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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 $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.