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The facade and street in front of the New York Stock Exchange decorated for the IPO of MetLife on March 5, 2000.
The facade and street in front of the New York Stock Exchange decorated for the IPO of MetLife on March 5, 2000.
(RICHARD DREW/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

MetLife CEO should revel in his anonymity

Quick, who’s the chief executive of MetLife?

That the name Steve Kandarian doesn’t roll off the tongue for almost anyone who isn’t deeply steeped in the insurance business is probably a good thing for his shareholders. How he handles his company’s inevitable designation later this week as a systemic threat to the financial industry could change that. A Jamie Dimon-style public spat with regulators would be foolish.