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.

About Mercer

Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s approximately 25,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with more than 85,000 colleagues and annual revenue of over $20 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including MarshGuy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Marsh McLennan

Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The Company’s more than 85,000 colleagues advise clients in 130 countries. With annual revenue of over $20 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses. Marsh provides data-driven risk advisory services and insurance solutions to commercial and consumer clients. Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations redefine the world of work, reshape retirement and investment outcomes, and unlock health and wellbeing for a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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