Ruth Farrugia is global head of Insurance Asset Management for MetLife Investment Management. In her role, Farrugia is responsible for execution of investment strategy and developing strategic solutions for insurance company clients.
Prior to leading MIM’s global insurance asset management platform, Farrugia was head of portfolio management, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where she was responsible for managing MetLife’s general account portfolios across the region.
Farrugia joined MetLife in 2011 as a portfolio manager for MetLife Assurance Limited, a U.K. pension close-out business, which was sold in 2014. In 2012 she was named head of investments for Western Europe focused on developing investment strategies for MetLife’s European subsidiaries ahead of Solvency II implementation. In 2014, her role was expanded to include management of Central European entities. During this time, she was also involved in the consolidation of MetLife’s Western and Central European entities.
Prior to joining MetLife, Farrugia spent ten years at Gordian Knot Limited, a London-based fixed income asset manager specializing in investment grade credit. At Gordian Knot, she held a number of roles from structured finance credit analyst and senior portfolio manager.
Farrugia holds an LL.D. (Doctor of Laws) from the University of Malta, a Master’s in International Commercial & Shipping Law from the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Oxford (Pembroke College). She speaks Maltese and English and is fluent in French and Italian.