Michael Murray

Economist expert in financial analysis, risk management,

strategic planning & thought leadership communication.

A University of Chicago trained economist and former president of the Society of Insurance Research, Michael R. Murray has deep experience tracking, analyzing, and reporting on the emerging issues, trends, and developments affecting insurance markets, insurers, and their clients. 

Mr. Murray served most recently as Assistant Vice President for Financial Analysis at ISO, a Verisk Analytics company, where he was perhaps best known for his quarterly reports and press releases about insurers' financial performance and his in-depth studies of critical issues affecting insurers and the markets they serve.

While at Verisk, Michael envisioned and delivered new enterprise risk management services  yielding more than $1 million per year in profitable recurring revenue. He also devised or enhanced other information products generating another $1.5 million per year in profitable subscription income, with those products including econometric models, forecasts, and benchmarking data used to price insurance coverage. 

Expert in risk transfer mechanisms and insurance products, operations, accounting, financial data, regulation, and risk management, Mr. Murray is passionate about providing decision-quality information and insight that helps others profit from deep understanding of both the big picture and subtle nuances.

In sum, Mr. Murray is a proven results driven leader, enthusiastic team player, and dynamic individual contributor who is highly effective working with staff and senior executives from entry level to chairman, president, and CEO. Accomplishments in the course of his career attest to expertise in:

•         Economic & Financial Analysis

•         Enterprise Risk Management        

•         Emerging Issues / Risks    

•         Strategy & Strategic Planning      

•         Modeling & Forecasting

•         Industry & Market Research

•         Thought Leadership Communication

•         Management & Staff Development