MetLife Names Nigel Knowles as Regional Head of Capital & Reinsurance Strategy for Asia

  MetLife Names Nigel Knowles as Regional Head of Capital & Reinsurance
  Strategy for Asia

Business Wire

HONG KONG -- June 26, 2014

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today that it has appointed Nigel Knowles
as Head of Capital & Reinsurance Strategy for the Asia region. Knowles will be
based out of MetLife’s Asia region office in Hong Kong and will start with the
company on July 27, 2014. Knowles will report to Toby Brown, Chief Financial
Officer of Asia for MetLife.

In this new role, Knowles will take on the regional leadership for supporting
MetLife’s businesses, across their 10 Asian markets, in managing their capital
efficiently, ensuring balanced risk and return in an optimal manner and
securing pricing competitiveness, strong solvency and enhanced cash flows. The
role will have oversight over local solvency capital, pricing capital,
economic capital and rating agency capital.

Knowles will also take the lead for all of MetLife’s reinsurance relationships
in Asia, helping to ensure enhanced coordination, scale leverage and alignment
across the region, with the added remit of identifying opportunities where
MetLife can use reinsurance more strategically.

"I am extremely pleased that we have someone of Nigel’s calibre joining the
MetLife team," said Toby Brown. “Nigel brings a wealth of technical
experience, leadership acumen, and relationship building skills to the
business as well as a solid track record of delivery which will prove
invaluable in driving further value enhancement in Asia,” Brown added.

Knowles is joining MetLife from Milliman’s Asia practice where he has served
for the past five years as a Principle in their Asia Insurance Consulting
practice. Prior to Milliman, Knowles has worked as Managing Director of
Insurance Solutions for HSBC in London, Vice President of Life and Pensions
for Credit Suisse, and various other actuarial roles in an 11 year career with
Standard Life Plc.

Knowles holds a first class BSc degree in Mathematics from the University of
Durham, UK and is a Fellow of both the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK.

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is a
leading global provider of life insurance, annuities and employee benefits
program. MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan,
Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit


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