(Bloomberg) – For MetLife Inc. Chief Executive Officer SteveKandarian, the Donald Trump era looks like just what he's beenwaiting for.

After complaining for years about capital standards, proposedsales restrictions and low bond yields that pressure investmentincome on the company's fixed-income portfolio, the CEO seespromise.

"The prospect of higher interest rates and a more favorableregulatory environment, together with our new enterprise strategy,capital management and expense discipline, position us for valuecreation," he said Wednesday in a statement with fourth-quarterresults.

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