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Our Investments

Investing for Impact

For more than 150 years, we have worked to build a more protected world by providing services and products that help our customers meet their financial needs and live fuller, more secure lives. Through other direct and indirect economic activities, including investments, job creation, benefit payouts and tax payments, MetLife also positively impacts millions of individuals and helps grow local economies. Putting our customers first means making sure we can deliver on policies several decades into the future. We therefore seek out diverse, stable and secure investments that offer competitive, risk-adjusted returns — a strategy that exemplifies our responsible approach to managing our entire business.

Our global reach, financial strength, sizable investment portfolio and research-based approach combine to enable our customers and company to thrive. We employ a robust risk management culture and within MetLife Investment Management (MIM), we carefully assess the risks and benefits presented by each investment, including relevant Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities.

Managing the Capital Entrusted to Us

MetLife’s priority is to run a financially sound, sustainable company to the benefit of its stakeholders and wider society. Our institutional asset management platform, MIM, draws on more than 150 years of experience to build for tomorrow.

MIM pursues diversified investment strategies designed to navigate economic and market uncertainty and position the company to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Our managed assets portfolio (see pie chart) is sizable and provides breadth and depth across asset sectors and markets. MIM employs more than 900 investment professionals across the globe. We are focused on looking ahead and positioning our global portfolio for the future, while striving to take advantage of today's opportunities.

As one of the world’s largest institutional investment managers, MIM drives economic growth and jobs by investing in agriculture, infrastructure, real estate and a wide variety of businesses. As of December 31, 2018, our responsible investment portfolio, a subset of our total assets under management, totaled more than $52 billion.