MetLife’s positive impacts go beyond our products’ intrinsic social benefit. Our ability to carefully match assets to product liabilities that can extend 30 years or more enables us to deliver on promises made to millions of customers by MetLife companies around the world. Our Impact Investments, which we define as investments that generate social and/or environmental benefits and support the general public welfare, include:
MetLife’s investment portfolio, totaling $467.5 billion of managed assets as of December 31, 2016, is a diversified combination of securities and privately originated assets.
While our Impact Investments currently represent only a small portion of our overall portfolio, we recognize the opportunity to use these investments as a way to show leadership in creating both financial and societal value and to inspire other companies to do the same.