VP Debt Strategies Group
Location:
Morristown , New Jersey
Posted:
August 15, 2017
Reference:
49701-en_US

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MetLife Investments is a premier asset manager with breadth across various asset sectors and global markets, and strong asset-liability management capabilities.  With a $500 billion combined domestic and international general account portfolio and a multi-billion dollar annual cash flow, Investments is an important contributor to MetLife’s financial performance.  The primary objective of Investments is to maximize MetLife’s long-term economic value by investing in assets that support the company’s liabilities and produce a consistent stream of operating earnings. 

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Global Real Estate and Agricultural Investments maintain a portfolio invested in commercial real estate and agricultural mortgages, as well as real estate equities. Real Estate Investments sources and manages commercial real estate investments through seven regional field offices in the U.S. and International field offices in London, Tokyo, Mexico City and Santiago. The Debt Strategies Group Vice President/Portfolio Manager role is a critical-path position for continuing the commercial mortgage loan portfolio’s peer leading performance and aggressive AUM growth goals for the MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”) platform. 

 

This role of Debt Strategies Group (“DSG”) Portfolio Manager (“PM”) and Investment Committee (“IC”) member responsible for jointly managing MetLife’s $50 billion General Account and MetLife Investment Management commercial mortgage loan platform.   Responsibilities revolve around active management of a portion of MetLife’s commercial mortgage portfolio through collaboration with the Regional Office organization and central organizational units in order to meet or exceed investment performance objectives, including $14 billion of new loan production and $1.5 billion net investment income.  This position is a voting Debt Strategies Group Investment Committee member also designated as primary liaison to oversee the new loan production and portfolio management drivers for 3 Regional Offices. This particular DSG PM also directs the overall portfolio surveillance initiatives, including complex servicing matters, refinances, and loan workout strategies.

  • Voting IC member for all newly originated and/or modifications of commercial loan investments.
  • Acts as primary DSG IC liaison, managing investment decisions for 3+ Regional Offices
  • Coordinates and implements the execution of the commercial mortgage production strategy/plan with Regional Office organization and MIM counterparts
  • Monitors portfolio management performance versus benchmarks and drive strategic commercial loan origination and portfolio management decisions
  • Review and approve significant Loan level actions including major loan modifications not requiring IC approval
  • Collaborate with RRA, PMs, RDs, and Regional Office staff to develop and implement Loan Management strategies to drive income and optimize economic outcomes of Mortgage investments 
  • Manages commercial mortgage loan production processes and underwriting standardization
  • Acts as DSG’s Mortgage Rating liaison with Reach, Research and Analytics’ Rating Team

 

  • Results-driven professional with 15-20+ years of experience in commercial real estate investment, including loan origination, portfolio management and relevant debt capital markets experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and/or introduce profitable investment strategies and executing same through dynamic leadership, strategic planning and collaboration with experienced professionals inside and outside the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal / communication skills that work well in a one on one situation as well as with large, diverse groups of people.
  • Relationships across the real estate industry including investors and intermediaries
  • Advanced degree MBA (with a real estate discipline a plus) and/or CFA

 

  • Motivates People – Gains people commitment to achieve business objectives through clear communication of the company’s vision and flexing leadership styles to inspire high performance.
  • Creates Partnerships – Authentically builds trusted relationships and collaborates across global, diverse and multi-functional teams to successfully drive business objectives.
  • Models our Values – Creates a culture that promotes the company’s values and standards through role modeling, accountability and ownership of decisions.
  • Focuses on Customers – Promotes customer centricity and ensures focus on creating great customer experiences to achieve competitive advantage.


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  • Reports to: SVP - Head of Debt Strategies Group
  • Direct reports/team: None
  • Key Stakeholders: Investment Management Portfolio Managers, MetLife Portfolio Management Unit, Institutional Client Group, Mortgage Production teams in the Regional Offices, Risk Research and Analytics unit.

 

MetLife, through our subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, we are a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Our employees serve approximately 100 million customers, individuals and businesses, including over 90 of the FORTUNE 100®. 

 

We are ranked #40 on the Fortune 500 list and #48 on the Forbes Global 500 list. We have operations in nearly 50 countries, and hold leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are also one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with an over $500 billion general account portfolio as of December 31, 2015. 

 

In 2015, FORTUNE Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Company survey named us #1 in the Life and Health Insurance industry. In 2016, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the first time. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.

 

While we have tremendous respect for the past, we are a company firmly focused on the future. To adapt to a changing world, we are undergoing one of the most dramatic transformations in our history to reinvent how we do business so we can thrive in any environment. We are moving away from a traditional product-development model to one driven by customer insights. We are challenging historical norms by humanizing our industry and designing every customer experience to reflect the modern company we’re becoming. Our goal in everything we do is to offer customers truly differentiated value propositions that allow us to establish clear competitive advantages. We pride ourselves on being a trusted partner to our customers as they navigate life’s twists and turns.

 

At the center of our business strategy is a commitment to One MetLife – collaborating, sharing best practices, and recruiting, developing and retaining the best talent in the industry. We live by our values:  Put Customers First, Be the Best, Make Things Easier, and Succeed Together. They guide how we operate every day. 

For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

 

 

 

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, martial 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.

 

 

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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