Nancy Mueller Handal is head of Private Fixed Income and Alternatives at MetLife Investment Management (MIM). In this role she is responsible for private placement and infrastructure debt, residential whole loans, alternative investments, investment management oversight, workouts, responsible investment strategies and index strategies. Alternative investments include a global portfolio of limited partnership investments in hedge funds and private equity funds as well as direct mezzanine and equity co-investments. Investment management oversight is responsible for vetting, approving and monitoring MIM’s separate account investment managers. Index strategies includes both fixed income and equity index accounts. Prior to leading the private fixed income and alternatives group, Mueller Handal was the head of the structured finance group at MIM.
Since joining MetLife, Mueller Handal advanced through positions of increasing responsibility within structured finance including the head of RMBS, agency and non-agency RMBS trader and portfolio manager, and global ABS credit analyst. Mueller Handal is very active in providing the structured finance investor viewpoint and working to improve Investor rights and alignment of interests.
Mueller Handal received her undergraduate degree in economics and philosophy from The University of Michigan and earned her MBA in finance and accounting, from The University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business. Mueller Handal is a CFA® charterholder, a member of the NYSSA and the Women’s Bond Club, is on the Board of Directors of the Structured Finance Industry Foundation and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Structured Finance Industry Group. She is the Executive Sponsor of Families at MetLife, a member of the U.S. Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and a member of MetLife’s Organizational Health Council.