Metlife Investment Management, LLC

CRD#142463
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Metlife Investment Management, LLC is an advisory company located in Whippany, New Jersey. It controls $461.0 billion in assets under management across 576 accounts, placing it among the largest firms in the United States by assets under management (AUM). The firm has a large group of 937 employees, including 560 financial advisors. Metlife Investment Management, LLC is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the firm is not able to buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its customers' and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are tradable financial assets such as options, bonds and stocks.

Metlife Investment Management, LLC administers 521 of the company's client assets on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management is a structure in which an investment advisor makes buy and sell decisions without needing the customer's authorization. The company also administers 55 non-discretionary accounts with a total of $5.1 billion in assets. The investment advisory firm supervises an average of $800.3 million in assets for each customer account. The typical advisor at Metlife Investment Management, LLC manages around one client account, placing it among the most individualized firms in the country.

The firm's main office is at One Metlife Way, Whippany, New Jersey 7981. It is allowed to serve customers throughout a few states, including California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Assets Under Management

$461.0 billion

Number of Advisors

560

Disclosures

No

Office Location

One Metlife Way
Whippany, NJ 07981

Metlife Investment Management, LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$461.0 billion

National Average: $3.3 billion
Total Number of Employees

937

National Average: 31
Total Number of Accounts

576

National Average: 1,935
Average Account Size

$800.4 million

National Average: $1.7 million

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Products and Services

Metlife Investment Management, LLC provides a number of financial services, including portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for investment companies, portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles, portfolio management for institutional clients and selection of other advisers. It is not involved in selling products or offering services apart from investment advice to its investment advisory accounts. Metlife Investment Management, LLC is affiliated with one or more other companies in the financial services industry, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer, insurance company or agency and commodity pool advisor.

Core Advisor Services

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    Financial Planning Services

    This is the process of planning for your financial future, including for events such as retirement, your child's college education or estate succession.

  • Offered by 61% of firms

    Portfolio Management

    This is the selection and management of an investment mix and portfolio strategy for individuals and small businesses.

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    Market Timing Services

    This is the practice of attempting to make short-term profits on investments by buying low and selling high.

Other Services

  • Offered by 23% of firms

    Selection of Other Advisors

    This is the firm's assistance with choosing other advisors to work with who may have different specialties.

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    Publication of Periodicals

    This is the publication of various financial education materials.

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    Educational Seminars/Workshops

    This is the hosting of seminars or workshops to educate investors on financial concepts.

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Fee Structure

Fees charged by financial advisors usually vary depending on the financial services provided. Fees charged by the company likely include some combination of the following fee structures: asset-based or performance-based. The company does not supply a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a bundle of services for a single fee.

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  • Offered by 72% of firms

    Percentage of Assets

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    This fee, which is the most common fee type charged by advisors for portfolio management, is based on the amount of assets you have under management. Also referred to as an asset-based fee, this fee typically ranges from 0.50%-2.00% of AUM annually. You'll typically pay a lower rate the more assets you have under management.

  • Offered by 17% of firms

    Performance-based

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    Advisors only earn performance-based fees if a portfolio outperforms a defined benchmark. This fee may be calculated in a number of ways but most commonly is charged as a percentage of investment profits. Performance-based fees may incentivize advisors to make riskier decisions in order to generate higher returns.

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    Hourly

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    Like a lawyer, a financial advisor may charge you by the hour. This can be helpful if you are only looking for short-term or one-time advice. Rates typically range from $100-$300 per hour, depending on the complexity and level of services needed.

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    Commissions

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    Occasionally, advisors earn commissions from selling financial products, such as securities or insurance policies, or making certain referrals or transactions. Advisors who earn commissions may be incentivized to make certain recommendations to clients in order to make a commission. Fee-only advisors do not earn commissions, while fee-based advisors may.

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    Subscription

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    Firms generally charge this fee for educational materials provided, such as a monthly magazine. This can be useful if you want to learn about investing or financial management on your own.

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    Fixed

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    Fixed fees are a one-time, lump sum charged for a specific service, like the creation of a financial plan without subsequent implementation. This can be useful if you only need advice for one specific purpose, rather than a long-term advisor. Fixed fees usually range from $1,000 to $3,000.

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    Other

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    Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.

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Types of Clients

Metlife Investment Management, LLC provides services to investment companies, pooled investment vehicles and insurance companies. Out of its 576 accounts, Metlife Investment Management, LLC's biggest client group by number of accounts is insurance companies. Around 38% of the firm's clients are represented by people from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 0%
  • Other Individuals - 0%
  • Corporations - 100%
  • Charitable Organizations - 0%

* The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management.

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Disclosures

Metlife Investment Management, LLC does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA