Skip directly to content

Our Strategy

Our Refreshed Enterprise Strategy

To adapt to a changing world, MetLife is undergoing one of the most dramatic transformations in our history. We are reinventing how we do business so that we can thrive in a variety of environments. Our new corporate enterprise strategy and refreshed brand—adopted in 2016—reflect the modern, customer-focused company we are becoming. As we become a simpler, more nimble company, we remained focused on finding new ways to deliver value for customers and shareholders. We’re listening carefully to customers and using their insights to build new products and services that fit their needs. We're focused on growing our market-leading Group Benefits business in the United States and on growing in key markets internationally. “Digital” and “Simplified” are the key enablers of our new strategy.

Managing for the Long Term

In its life insurance business, MetLife sells policies that represent long-term promises to customers. We help people meet their retirement needs and achieve the security to live fuller lives. Our ability to be a stabilizing presence is not limited to the role we play in our customers' lives.

The nearly $465.6 billion in assets we own and manage make us a key contributor to the global economy. MetLife's presence in communities around the world runs deep, allowing us to positively impact millions of people.

Through investments, job creation, benefit payouts, tax payments and other direct and indirect economic activity, MetLife enables local economies to grow and thrive.

MetLife's Diversified Global Portfolio:

$467.5 Billion of Managed Assets

MetLife’s investment portfolio includes securities and privately originated assets. Asset allocations reflect our mix of liabilities in MetLife’s global businesses. Our assets shift over time based on relative market value and our view of the economy and financial markets. We maintain our focus on appropriate levels of diversification and asset quality.

Some Examples:

  • Structured Finance Portfolio
    $62.2 billion, representing 13.1% of managed assets*
  • Investment Grade Corporate Portfolio
    $157.0 billion, representing 32.9% of managed assets*
  • Mortgage Loans Portfolio
    $68.8 billion, representing 15.9% of managed assets*

*As of 12/31/16. See Legal Disclosures on page 46 of 2016 Global Impact report for non-GAAP financial information, definitions and/or reconciliations.



MetLife & the Environment


2014 Carbon Disclosure Project Score of 99 and a Performance Band of “B” for continuous improvements year-over-year.

Learn more about our environmental priorities and goals >

MetLife Foundation


MetLife Foundation has provided $744 million in grants since 1976.

Learn more >

Diversity at MetLife


MetLife's commitment to diversity and inclusion is integral to our business success.

Learn more >