Klein to Head Guy Carp’s New Knowledge Management/R&D Group

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, the global risk and reinsurance specialist of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, has announced the appointment of Chris Klein to head its newly formed Business Intelligence Group/Research & Development Group. He will be based in London, reporting to David Priebe, Head of Guy Carpenter’s Global Specialty Operations.

Priebe noted that Klein’s “expertise will be instrumental developing our global knowledge management strategy and capabilities, as well as executing global distribution of our research and thought leadership.”

In addition to directing Guy Carpenter’s overall Knowledge Management (KM) strategy, Klein will be responsible for overseeing the collection of data, information and secondary research, as well as packaging, distributing and sharing intellectual capital globally. He also will manage and further develop the firm’s Counter-party Credit Analysis and Rating Agency Advisory capabilities and work closely with the Specialty Practices, Capital Markets, Instrat®, Solutions Group, Business Development and Marketing Groups to develop and launch new products and services, and build new business opportunities.

Klein joins Guy Carpenter from Benfield, where he was Head of Counterparty Risk and a member of the company’s Industry Analysis & Research Team, responsible for counterparty risk analysis and a wide range of research on reinsurance issues. Prior to joining Benfield in 1999, he was a founding director of the insurance division at IBCA (now Fitch), where he was responsible for credit risk analysis of Life and non-Life insurers and reinsurers. From 1994 to 1996 Mr. Klein was an executive equity partner at Quest Insurance Research, a UK rating agency later acquired by IBCA. He spent several years in the British Army after graduating from the University of York and Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Source: Guy Carpenter – www.guycarp.com