Associate, Fund Management - ACT2

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Hanover, New Jersey
  • Posted: March 16, 2017
  • Reference ID: 48602-en_US

Job Location: United States : New Jersey : Whippany  


ACT2 is MetLife’s ten week paid internship program to help experienced professionals reenter the workforce after an extended break (18 months or more). At MetLife we know our success depends on attracting, developing and retaining a diverse mix of people who can bring different perspectives and life experiences to help us innovate for our customers and drive our business forward. This is an opportunity to reignite your professional career in a diverse, supportive and exciting environment.


All roles offered through ACT2 are existing vacancies at MetLife, so you may have the opportunity to permanently join the team upon successful completion of the program. Reentering the workforce after an extended period of time can be daunting, but we believe in succeeding together and you will be surrounded by a network of leaders, mentors and colleagues to support your progress.



MetLife’s Investments Department manages a diversified portfolio of public and private assets across fixed income and equity sectors, which include government and corporate bonds, structured finance, real estate and agricultural investments.


This position within Fund Management will provide analysis, oversight and evaluation of MetLife’s US Separate Account investment managers including assisting with the build out of the manager oversight infrastructure, qualitative / quantitative metrics, peer / benchmark comparisons, manager reviews / due diligence and reporting dashboards for the overall business.



  • Manager Selection: Quantitative screening (e.g., performance evaluation, risk analysis, style consistency, peer group / benchmark comparisons).  Qualitative evaluation (e.g., management/organization, personnel, culture, etc.). Monitor and evaluate industry and market trends.
  • Review / analyze portfolio performance including: performance relative to benchmark / peers, quantitative independent analysis such as risk adjusted returns, regime specific performance, performance attribution by style, market cap, region, sector and factor.
  • Monitor fund families and manager headlines for news events; report on business impact, concentrations and concerns.
  • Infrastructure Build Out:  Develop tools and reporting dashboards to monitor existing managers and capture anomalies at the firm, fund and manager level. Create internal dashboards of manager / fund exposures by investment styles (passive / active), sectors (such as equities, fixed income, balanced, and alternatives) and mandates.
  • Review fund descriptions to ensure accurate investment strategy descriptions and risk disclosures.
  • Review investment guidelines and evaluate modifications for new security types and investment techniques.


  • 5+ years of investment experience preferably gained through relevant pension / endowment / foundation / sovereign wealth fund / investment consulting / private wealth experience
  • MBA and/or CFA preferred, other investment certifications a plus
  • Strong quantitative and technical skills
  • Working knowledge of multiple investment strategies and asset classes
  • Ability to work effectively with others across multiple departments, teams and levels
  • Proficiency with investment analytics (e.g. Bloomberg, POINT, BondEdge, eVestment, Morningstar, Lipper)






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 is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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.

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Requisition #: 48602 

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