Senior Ratings & Capital Markets Associate - Brighthouse Financial

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Posted: January 13, 2017
  • Reference ID: 37823-en_US

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Charlotte  


In January 2016, MetLife announced a plan to pursue the separation of a substantial portion of its U.S. Retail segment. Once separated, the new business will be called Brighthouse Financial.


Brighthouse Financial will serve customers the way they want, need and deserve. It will focus on eliminating the complexity, confusion and cost that can get in the way of many Americans who are seeking financial security. We will bring products to the market that add value to our customers’ lives, and will be guided by a common set of values that focus on the customer and drive accountability.


Brighthouse Financial is seeking high-performing team members who are passionate about the company’s mission.  We are laser-focused on adding value to our customers and minimizing complexity in every decision and action. We are building high performing teams who set the bar high and hold each other accountable.



Reporting directly to the Rating Agencies and Capital Markets Lead, this position is responsible for supporting the management of capital structure and rating agency activities. This position may require frequent interaction with senior management across Treasury, Risk, Investments, Finance, Actuarial, and other Lines of Business focusing on the management of cash, free cash flow, capital structure metrics (leverage, coverage), domestic capital and credit related financing transactions, and capital structure.



  • Manage the financing plan and assist with execution of the target capital structures for the company and its subsidiaries in line with business objectives and risk appetite
  • Analyze and evaluate capital structure metrics (cash, free cash flow, leverage, coverage) of the company
  • Maintain and validate capital structure, cash, and free cash flow models
  • Assist with development of board and management presentations including capital structure and ratings presentations
  • Support development of the capital policy
  • Validate analysis of financial instruments and structures to support corporate financing decisions
  • Execute financing strategies for debt and equity transactions based on financing plan, the company’s financial performance, capital markets environment, and other relevant considerations
  • Validate debt portfolio metrics, including interest rate risk, fixed-floating ratio, weighted average maturities, weighted average interest rate
  • Support management of relationships with credit rating agencies, including modeling credit agency metrics, supporting preparation for rating agency meetings, and facilitating submissions of required information to the credit rating agencies


  • 6+ years of experience with increasing responsibilities related to capital structure and rating agencies at complex financial organizations
  • Undergraduate degree in related discipline required; MBA, CPA, and/or CFA strongly preferred
  • Professional depth in core areas of required expertise, such as capital markets transactions and  capital structure modeling, including extensive experience modeling balance sheets and statements of cash flows
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and management skills with the ability to persuade, negotiate, and arbitrate to influence others to effect change and achieve desired results
  • Must demonstrate the ability to consider multiple views while making business decisions
  • Insurance industry experience preferred
  • Experience in corporate financial planning and analysis and/or corporate accounting, as well as treasury function, a plus











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 #: 37823 

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