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Senior Derivatives Analyst

Date Posted: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

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 Derivative Valuations/Product Control Group that provides trade support including trade confirmation, allocation, validation, and valuation reconciliation. The individual will work within a team environment to contribute to the Derivative Valuations/Product Control Group’s initiatives and ongoing projects.  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
  • 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
  • Conduct due diligence for research projects and investigations of a specialized nature as requested by senior management and external auditors
  • Responsible for providing assistance on the Collateral and Derivatives Settlement process if needed


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • 3-5 years of experience within derivatives operations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Business Administration
  • Strong derivatives product knowledge
  • Familiarity with Murex, Blackrock Aladdin, and Tri-Optima
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as part of a team environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Risk-adverse mindsight in order to prioritize urgent action items


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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 #: 116214