METLIFE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT BECOMES SIGNATORY TO THE PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT
Whippany, NJ, March 20, 2019
MetLife Investment Management (MIM), MetLife, Inc.’s (NYSE: MET) institutional asset management business, today announced that it has become a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is a global framework that outlines key considerations in the investment decision-making process, with a specific focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
As a long-term investor, MIM has always incorporated ESG factors into the investment decision-making process. In 2015, MIM implemented a formal ESG policy in recognition of the growing importance among MetLife’s shareholders, stakeholders and institutional asset management clients. Logan Circle Partners, which was acquired by MIM in 2017, also became a signatory to the PRI in 2014.
Nancy Mueller Handal, senior managing director and head of Private Fixed Income & Alternatives and Sustainable Investment Strategies at MIM, noted: “We have always taken a thoughtful and considered approach when making investment decisions. Understanding how environmental, social and governance factors impact our investments has long formed a fundamental part of our underwriting process, so we’re pleased to have added to our existing approach a robust set of principles such as the PRI.”
MIM joins a global network of PRI signatories who have each agreed to incorporate six core principles:
- We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes;
- We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices;
- We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest;
- We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry;
- We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles;
- We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
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About MetLife Investment Management
MetLife Investment Management, MetLife, Inc.’s institutional asset management business, is a global fixed income and real estate manager providing differentiated investment solutions to institutional investors worldwide. MetLife Investment Management provides institutional investors including corporate and government pension plans, insurance companies and other financial institutions with long-term public and private investment and financing solutions, and leverages a disciplined credit research and underwriting process to provide institutional investors with asset origination and acquisition opportunities and proprietary risk management analytics across public fixed income strategies, private placements, and commercial real estate debt and equity investing, among others. For more information, visit https://investments.metlife.com.
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.
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