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MetLife Investment Management Announces Partnership With Girls Who Invest

MetLife Investment Management (MIM) announced a partnership with Girls Who Invest (GWI). Development opportunities will be provided for young women seeking a career in investing and the asset management industry.

Through the GWI partnership, several GWI Scholars will join MIM’s intern program over the summer, focusing on:

  • Portfolio management
  • Research analysis
  • Trading through placement with the public fixed income
  • Private capital
  • Real estate investment teams

Investing internship benefits:

The program will provide an immersive six-week experience for each scholar interested in investing and asset management.

In turn, it will also enable MIM to tap into a deeper talent pool through:

  • Access to the GWI career database,
  • Participation in speaking engagements
  • Mentoring young women through the GWI program

GWI’s mission is to create a diverse pipeline of talented and motivated young women. These women are well-prepared to succeed in leadership and portfolio management roles within the asset management industry.

“At MetLife Investment Management, we are committed to fostering an inclusive culture through diversity of talent and thought, underscoring our commitment to creating a more sustainable company,” said Steven J. Goulart, president of MetLife Investment Management and chief investment officer of MetLife, Inc. “Partnering with Girls Who Invest will deepen this commitment by supporting the growth and development of women at all stages of their careers.”

Additionally, since 2015, more than 800 scholars have participated in the GWI Summer and Online Intensive Programs. The program has provided them with development, education and professional community building opportunities.

Leading academics and industry professionals teach the flagship Summer Intensive Program. This includes faculty from the Wharton School and UCLA Anderson School of Management. Scholars then complete six-week paid internships in frontline investing at one of GWI’s more than 100 partner firms.

Goulart concluded: “Many different groups at MIM came together to get this program off the ground, and we could not be more excited to see it formally launch this year. Through this partnership, we have an opportunity to guide and mentor a diverse group of women who bring passion and talent to the industry today and in the future.”