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MetLife Associate - Private Placements in Whippany, New Jersey

Role Value Proposition:

Based in Whippany, New Jersey, MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with nearly $600.8 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 850 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise in all asset classes, with a strength in public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate. Visit us at [1] to learn more.

MIM is currently seeking to add an Associate to our New Jersey-based team. This is a role within the Private Credit team of MetLife Investment Management. MIM’s Private Credit team is an industry leader in institutional asset origination and credit monitoring, in both Corporate Private Placement and Infrastructure debt placements, managing approximately $90 billion in assets. MIM is experiencing rapid growth in both assets under management and clients. The primary function of the Corporate Private Placement Associate is to assist with analyzing and negotiating U.S. Corporate Private Placement debt investments sourced from investment bankers and directly from existing and prospective issuers. The Associate works with more experienced Private Placement analysts to review issuers’ financial condition and business/industry trends and conducts due diligence with issuers’ management.

Day to day responsibilities include working with senior members of the team to review and assess new private debt investment opportunities (primarily investment grade but also some below investment grade), analyzing financial statements, researching potential new issuers, and the monitoring and review of existing portfolio holdings. The workload can be challenging therefore candidates need to be calm under pressure, demonstrate attention to detail, and be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze corporate credit opportunities primarily in the Industrial sector, including Transportation, Aerospace & Defense, Building Materials, Paper & Pulp, and Metals & Mining

  • Build and maintain financial models for credit rating and pricing valuations

  • Analyze financial statements, research company management, and attend meetings and industry conferences.

  • Compile data and other info from SEC filings, company and industry reports, rating agencies, and internal/external credit opinions for analysis and written credit committee memos.

  • Use systems and models to support MetLife Private Capital functions (e.g. BlackRock, Bloomberg, the Investments Portal, and other various external systems.)

  • Build strong rapport with others in Private Capital, Global Credit Research, and the Portfolio Management Unit across MIM.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Good organizational skills and management of multiple tasks under tight working deadlines.

  • Strong writing and analytical skills.

  • Accounting and financial statement analysis knowledge.

  • Experience with financial models and quantitative analysis.

  • Superior interpersonal/communication skills and the ability to interact across internal and external clients.

  • Ability to work independently


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related area.

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