Compliance Checkpoint: Climate Risk and DFS Guidance Speakers

Mark Murray, Managing Director, Strategic Advisory, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

Mark Murray is a managing director in Guy Carpenter’s Strategic Advisory Unit with almost two decades of experience in credit analytics and reinsurance. Murray co-leads the North American Rating Agency advisory practice and is a member of the ERM Best Practices Group, ESG and Scenario Testing working groups within Guy Carpenter. His primary responsibilities are focused on helping clients in the areas of rating agency relations, enterprise risk management and capital modeling analytics.

Murray has been a member of Guy Carpenter’s Strategic Advisory Unit since 2014. Prior to joining Guy Carpenter, Mark worked for JLT Re/Towers Watson as a senior vice president in their Rating Advisory Unit and worked with A.M. Best while at Towers Watson to help them develop their stochastic based BCAR factors. Prior to that, Murray was a senior financial analyst at A.M. Best covering a portfolio of U.S. property and casualty and global reinsurance companies. He is a graduate of Temple and Drexel Universities and currently works out of Guy Carpenter’s Philadelphia Office.

James Waller, PhD, Research Meteorologist, Global Strategic Advisory, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

 James Waller is a research meteorologist with Guy Carpenter’s Global Strategic Advisory, responsible for extreme weather advisory and post-event analysis, and testing and evaluation of catastrophe models. He also represents Guy Carpenter on the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety Research Advisory Council.

Prior to joining Guy Carpenter in 2012, Waller worked with a team to define tornado-prone regions for the National Building Code of Canada, and reviewed Canadian snow and wind loads under present and projected climate conditions, while working with the Climate Adaptation Group at Environment Canada. Practical experience includes instrument testing and evaluation, weather observation networks, and deployment of a marine observation station. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in engineering from the University of Waterloo, and graduate degrees in meteorology from Florida State University, where he was also an instructor.

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