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MetLife Investment Management Combines Fixed Income, Private Capital Offerings, Names Driscoll to Lead Unified Structure

Brian Funk to Lead MIM’s Private Capital Team

MetLife Investment Management (MIM), the institutional asset management business of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), today announced that it has brought together its public fixed income and private capital offerings into a unified structure led by Jude Driscoll, who was named MIM’s global head of Fixed Income and Private Capital.

The evolved structure will enhance MIM’s best-in-class public and private credit capabilities to better create investment solutions and meet the fixed income needs of asset owners. MIM will be able to offer a differentiated set of liquid and illiquid credit investment solutions seamlessly through the platform.

“MIM is accelerating its efforts to offer a solutions-oriented approach to investing, and these changes aid that by creating a dynamic credit offering across a full range of investment strategies,” said John McCallion, MetLife’s chief financial officer and head of MetLife Investment Management. “Jude is a world-class investor and leader focused on delivering client solutions with experience building successful platforms in both public fixed income and private capital.”

Driscoll was previously global head of Public Fixed Income at MIM. He joined the company in 2017 after MIM acquired Logan Circle Partners, where he was founder, chief executive officer and chief investment officer. Prior to Logan Circle, Driscoll was president and chief executive officer of Delaware Investments.

Brian Funk will assume leadership of MIM’s Private Capital team, reporting to Driscoll. Funk, who has over 25 years of experience in credit research and investing, previously led global credit research in MIM’s Public Fixed Income team covering corporate, municipal and sovereign credit, as well as sustainable fixed income strategies and special situations. Ian Bowman, who was previously a sector leader on the Global Credit Research team with a focus on consumer and healthcare credit, will succeed Funk as head of Credit Research in MIM’s Public Fixed Income team.

“We are channeling the deep expertise and resources that already exist within MIM to build a diverse and deep credit offering that can deliver value to investors across market cycles,” Driscoll said. “MIM has long had industry leading capabilities in public fixed income and private capital. Brian will be an outstanding leader for our Private Capital team, working closely with me to meet the evolving needs of clients.”

MIM’s Private Capital team originated $10.4 billion in private placement debt and private structured credit across 212 transactions in 2023. MIM’s total private capital assets under management stood at $136.2 billion as of December 31, 2023.1

“MIM is one of the industry’s premier originators of private assets, and deep credit analysis is fundamental to our fixed income and private capital offerings,” Funk said. “We are well positioned to build on our leadership position in sourcing strong credits with robust structures for investors who are increasingly seeking the attractive yields and portfolio diversification of private capital.”

MIM’s Public Fixed Income team has $320.8 billion in assets under management across long-duration, short-intermediate duration, corporate, core, emerging market, high yield, bank loans and municipal bonds, as well as liability-driven investment strategies.

About MetLife Investment Management

MetLife Investment Management, the institutional asset management business of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), is a global public fixed income, private capital and real estate investment manager providing tailored investment solutions to institutional investors worldwide. MetLife Investment Management provides public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments, funds and other institutional clients with a range of bespoke investment and financing solutions that seek to meet a range of long-term investment objectives and risk-adjusted returns over time. MetLife Investment Management has over 150 years of investment experience and, as of December 31, 2023, had over $600 billion in total assets under management.2

About MetLife

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 individual and institutional customers build a more confident future. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 markets globally and holds leading positions in the United States, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

The forward-looking statements in this news release, using words such as “continue” and “seek,” are based on assumptions and expectations that involve risks and uncertainties, including the “Risk Factors” MetLife, Inc. describes in its U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings. MetLife’s future results could differ, and it does not undertake any obligation to publicly correct or update any of these statements.


1At estimated fair value. Includes all corporate and infrastructure private placement debt (collectively, private placement debt) and private structured credit investments managed by MIM.

2Total assets under management is comprised of all MetLife general account and separate account assets and unaffiliated/third party assets, at estimated fair value, managed by MIM.


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