Overview

Role Value Proposition:

MetLife is one of the world’s most prominent institutional investors, with over $500 billion of assets under management. One of the key components of our investments portfolio is the more than $60 billion we have invested in Structured Finance securities, including ABS, CMBS, and RMBS. We are currently looking for a talented investments professional to join us as Associate Director and collaborate in the management of our CMBS portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct credit, structural, and legal analysis on new issue CMBS transactions or secondary market opportunities
  • Make investment recommendations and also assist in creating unique structures for customized client solutions
  • Analyze broad industry trends in Commercial Real Estate and CMBS
  • Perform monthly surveillance on the CMBS portfolio and make buy, sell or hold recommendations based on the analysis
  • Maintain ongoing dialogue with key CMBS constituents to stay abreast of underwriting, structural, and other market developments
  • Work with research analysts at broker-dealers and rating agencies to understand market views on industry, issuer or bond trends
  • Collaborate with trading, portfolio management, and other credit analysts in all aspects of managing the CMBS portfolio, such as management reports, client presentations, relative value discussions etc.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • 5+ years of direct experience in commercial real estate and CMBS loan underwriting and investment analysis, preferably in buy-side roles
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, with ability to constantly show initiative, be detail oriented, and work under tight deadlines
  • MBA (or equivalent) and/or CFA required
  • Advanced proficiency in tools such Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Trepp

Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of Bloomberg and BlackRock/Aladdin

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