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Country
United States
Working Schedule
Full-Time
Work Arrangement
Hybrid
Travel Required
10%
Relocation Assistance Available
No
Posted Date
12-Jun-2024
Job ID
2903

Description and Requirements

Title: Associate Director, MetLife Insurance Investments – Reinsurance

 

Location: Whippany, NJ
Setting: Hybrid
Reports to title: 
VP Portfolio Management
Travel: 
Minimal

 

The Opportunity


The Associate Director role is part of the MetLife Insurance Investments (MII) team and is responsible for in-force portfolio management and developing investment strategy and providing new business pricing support to MetLife line of business partners.  The Associate Director will focus primarily on Reinsurance entities for both in-force portfolio management and design of optimal investment strategies in support of new business opportunities and growth.  


 

How You’ll Help Us Build a Confident Future (Key Responsibilities)

 

  • Provide oversight of our Reinsurance Investment portfolios, mostly domiciled in Bermuda
  • Lead development of detailed investment strategy via portfolio optimization analysis for reinsured portfolios, seeking strategies that deliver maximum value within a reinsurance framework and applicable risk constraints
  • Partner with counterparts in the business, Reinsurance and Actuarial to develop optimal asset allocation and new business pricing strategies under the Bermuda regulatory capital framework
  • Partner with MetLife Investment Management (MIM) to identify attractive investment opportunities in support of pricing / investment strategy
  • Present investment strategy, sensitivities, and scenario analysis to MII partners and management, including Global Risk Management, Finance, and line of business representatives
  • Monitor and oversee investment performance and key risk / return metrics on an actual vs. expected basis
  • Contribute to the oversight and management of Corporate & Reinsurance in-force investment portfolios
  • Support the Corporate & Reinsurance team on strategic projects aimed at increasing portfolio profitability and/or mitigating portfolio risks
  • Using quantitative tools such as Blackrock Aladdin and Bloomberg, evaluate cash flow, key rate duration, and ALM profiles of new business pricing strategies vs. liabilities
  • Participate in Annual Plan process, including providing guidance on potential attractive asset needs in support of new business pricing 
  • Present and obtain approval through ALM governance process (ALM Working Groups, ALM Committees, etc.) of shifts in new business investment / pricing strategy
  • Lead development of and/or present investment-related presentation materials to business partners
  • Partner with MIM on asset related analysis for new Reinsurance initiatives 

 

 

What You Need to Succeed (Required Qualifications)

 

  • Strong quantitative skills and knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience using BlackRock/ Aladdin and Bloomberg systems
  • Asset-liability management experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build partnerships and work in a team environment
  • Excellent communication and prioritization skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, less structured environment



What Can Give You an Edge (Additional Skills)

 

  • MBA or CFA preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Math, or related field
  • 10 years of work experience at an insurance company or in financial services industry


Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, 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 individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
Equal Employment Opportunity/Disability/Veterans

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