Mercer appoints insurance investment expert David Morrow to expand EMEA proposition
London, 25 July 2023
Mercer, a global consulting and investments leader and a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), has appointed David Morrow to the new role of Insurance Propositions Leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Mr Morrow will lead the further development and implementation of Mercer’s investment proposition and services to insurers across the advisory and solution continuum, ensuring Mercer further expands its position as a leading provider of investment services to insurers.
“Mercer has a wide array of solutions to support insurers in optimising their assets, reducing risk and efficiently managing their investment frameworks,” said Amit Popat, Partner & Global Head of Financial Institutions at Mercer. “With a team of over 30 insurance professionals and multi-billions of insurance assets implemented and under advisement globally, it is important Mercer continues to invest to enhance and evolve the ways in which we empower insurance businesses globally.
“David’s appointment is an important step in ensuring Mercer remains a leader in this field and is well equipped to support the changing needs of insurers.”
Mr Morrow brings more than 15 years’ experience with European insurers and joins Mercer from BNY Mellon, where he was responsible for the company’s largest insurance relationships in Europe. Prior to that, David spent eight years at DWS, primarily focusing on the company’s European insurance clients.
“This is a great time to join Mercer as it broadens its partnerships across all segments of the insurance sector in conjunction with its sister companies Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman,” said Mr Morrow. “Mercer’s deep talent pool and expansive capabilities are ideal for supporting insurance companies as they evaluate their Target Operating Models for investments, diversify liquid and private markets holdings and incorporate sustainability objectives.
“I look forward to marshalling the significant opportunities the insurance sector has for further growth in Mercer’s advisory services and solutions.”
Mr Morrow is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has worked in financial services sector for over 20 years. He holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina.