Value Creation— Investment Portfolio

2020 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT : Collapsed

CHAPTER 4

Value Creation—Investment Portfolio

1 min read Jun 22, 2021

Our institutional investment management business, MIM, seeks to deliver solutions that manage risk and create sustainable, long-term investment returns for clients, including MetLife. At MetLife, our customers come first, which means that we must strive at all times to deliver on our promises to both current and future generations.

Our investments, accordingly, help us keep the financial promises we’ve made to our customers all over the world and fulfill our purpose of building a confident future for everyone. That’s why we seek out investments that are diverse and offer competitive, risk-adjusted returns. That includes evaluating all material risks, including environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. In fact, our ESG integration efforts are applied  comprehensively across all asset classes.

Demonstrating leadership with global standards

MIM has been a Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) signatory since March 2019. As a signatory, MIM is obligated to report on its responsible investment activities and ESG integration practices annually. Here are the highlights from our 2020 PRI reporting cycle assessment scorecard along with a copy of our corresponding transparency report.

MIM is also committed to responsible investing through active participation in industry groups such as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark survey. MIM is a member of the Global Impact Investing Network.

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Mandates by Client Type

Insurance/Financial - 37%
Sub-Advisory - 18%
Corporate - 20%
Public - 15%
Commingled Funds - 3%
Other - 7%

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1 As of December 31, 2020. At estimated fair value. See Explanatory Note on page 112.

2 Includes commercial, agricultural, and residential mortgage loans contained in MetLife’s general account (adjusted as described in the Explanatory Note), separate accounts, and nonproprietary assets of unaffiliated/third-party clients.

3 Includes cash equivalents.

4 Includes real estate and real estate joint ventures contained in MetLife’s general account (adjusted as described in the Explanatory Note), separate accounts, and nonproprietary assets of unaffiliated/third-party clients.

5 Includes limited partnerships, collective trusts, mutual funds registered under the Investment Company Act, and other vehicles offered or available to qualifying investors, including third parties and affiliates.

6 Includes nonprofit clients, Taft-Hartley pension fund clients, and asset manager clients."