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Senior Derivatives Analyst - Investments Operations

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Date Posted: May 12, 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 $651 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 900 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.


An outstanding growth opportunity exists for a candidate with a finance background to join the growing Derivatives Middle Office.  The Senior Derivatives Analyst will be an integral member of the Trade Processing team, who provides trade support including trade confirmation, allocation, and valuation reconciliation. The individual will work within a team environment to contribute to the initiatives and ongoing projects of the Derivative Middle Office.  Responsibilities, given below, are well integrated into a strong, collaborative, group environment that encourages self-development, as well as striving for success as a team.    


­Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide coverage for derivative trading desks for both International and Domestic.
  • Perform daily confirmation, allocation, and reconciliation for the firm’s derivatives executions, throughout trade life cycle.
  • Responsible for maintaining relationship between the derivative and associated hedged items for legal hedge effectiveness.
  • Assist in the coordination, analysis and testing within MET systems, to support ongoing initiatives.
  • Collaborate with various MIM teams as we onboard new accounts, ensuring derivatives trading is fully supported for target go live date.
  • Review trade valuations, to ensure consistency across MIM’s financial platforms, as well as external counterparties.
  • Set up, and maintenance, of derivative instruments within MIM’s platforms and databases.
  • Effective communication and collaboration with front office, risk, settlements, and technology, to ensure accuracy of positions, and readiness for market events, or new regulations
  • Assist in month end reporting, ensuring reports are generated in timely fashion
  • Conduct due diligence for research projects and investigations of a specialized nature, as requested by senior management and external auditors


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills


  • 3-5 years of experience within derivatives operations.
  • Strong derivatives product knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as part of a team environment.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Risk-adverse mindsight to prioritize urgent action items.
  • Adherence to high standards of business ethics, conduct, and behavior.
  • To post for this position, you need the proper work authorization to work in the country where the position is located and not require relocation assistance.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Business Administration preferred. 
  • Familiarity with Murex, Blackrock Aladdin, and Tri-Optima are 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.



Requisition #: 124879