Lisa Longino, CFA
Head of Insurance Asset Management
Lisa Longino is the head of Insurance Asset Management. Longino is responsible for all aspects of portfolio management for both internal and external insurance clients. This includes multi-strategy portfolios, public credit portfolios, market strategy and portfolio advisory services.
Previously, Longino was head of U.S. portfolio management and was responsible for the portfolio strategy and asset management of the U.S. dollar portfolios for MetLife. Prior to this, she was head of U.S. asset management where she was responsible for the asset allocation and strategy execution of the U.S. portfolios. Previously, Longino was head of investment grade trading where she was responsible for the risk management and trading of MetLife’s investment grade portfolio and she was the creator and manager of MetLife’s first internal hedge fund. The fund was based on a long-short credit strategy that generated returns by holding long positions in under-valued corporate bonds and short positions in over-valued corporate bonds. Prior to that, she was the senior trader on the high grade public corporate desk in the Investments Department’s core securities unit. In that role, she traded and managed the risk positions in the corporate bond portfolio, including holdings in the financial, telecom, utilities and investment grade emerging market sectors.
Longino joined MetLife in 1997 and brought with her an in-depth knowledge of the bond market, trading and portfolio management. Before joining MetLife, Lisa spent 8 years as a portfolio manager and traded a variety of asset classes, including corporates, high yield, emerging markets, municipals, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, for Providian Financial (Aegon), Independent Life (AIG) and BancBoston. Longino also worked as a credit analyst and managed an insurance investment accounting department.
Longino received her undergraduate degree in corporate finance and holds an MBA from the University of North Florida. She is a CFA® charterholder.