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Our Investments

Investing for Impact

For MetLife, making the world a better place is the fundamental purpose of our business. On the liability side of our balance sheet, we paid approximately $45 billion to policyholders in 2017. On the asset side of our balance sheet, we fuel economic growth and jobs by investing MetLife’s $587.3 billion of combined managed assets in agriculture, infrastructure, real estate and a wide variety of businesses. The very nature of our business creates tremendous social value.

With operations in the United States, Latin America, Asia and the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) regions, MetLife Investment Management has $587.3 billion in combined assets under management for third-party institutional investors, separate accounts and MetLife’s general account.

Our Investment Approach

To ensure that we can honor our financial promises, MetLife invests in assets that offer competitive, risk-adjusted returns. We integrate ESG considerations into our investments decision-making process, utilizing a vigorous risk management discipline across our investment portfolio. Through our impact investments, we bring social and environmental benefits to underserved communities while generating economic returns. These investments encompass funding for community and affordable housing, renewable energy projects, infrastructure and municipal bonds. Impact investments totaled $50 billion as of December 31, 2017.