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Suhrid Swaminarayan, FSA, FIA


Christian Curran, FIA
Associate Director
Moody’s Analytics

Christian is a Fellow of the IFOA and leads the North America advisory team for Moody’s ESG. He joined Moody’s in 2012 and is responsible for working with Insurers and Asset Managers to implement and support their ESG product. Prior to joining Moody’s, he worked at Aon Hewitt advising Defined Benefit Pension Plans. Following his undergraduate studies in Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh and UC Berkeley he completed an MSc in Finance at Imperial College London.

Alasdair Johnston
Associate Director
Moody’s Analytics

Alasdair works as part of the Moody’s Analytics Advisory Services team based in New York and is focused on supporting Insurance and Asset Management clients with implementation, support and bespoke calibration of the Moody’s Analytics ESG. Alasdair has been with Moody’s since 2012 working with clients across EMEA, North America and APAC. Alasdair holds an MA in Mathematics and Economics, MSc in Financial Mathematics and is student member of the IFoA.

Daniel Mark Schobel, ASA
Global Head of ESG Solutions, Client Solutions Group

Mr. Schobel works with clients around the globe to develop economic scenario generators to meet regulatory requirements and risk management goals, utilizing actuarial experience and Numerix Analytics. He is active in client implementations and in the development of new features and new methodologies within the Numerix Economic Scenario Generator. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries with more than 5 years of experience developing scenario generators.

Hal Warren Pedersen, ASA
Managing Director, Risk Solutions
Conning & Company

Hal W. Pedersen is Managing Director, Risk Solutions with Conning.  Dr. Pedersen is one of the principal architects of GEMS, Conning’s economic and capital market scenario generator.  He is the senior leader in the Quantitative Finance team where he directs the application of Conning’s ESG technology to risk management, business analytics, and innovative client focused solutions.  He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and has more than 20 years academic and industry experience in the application of financial economics to insurance.  He was L.A.H. Warren professor of actuarial science at the University of Manitoba from 2003 through 2011 and served on the actuarial faculty at Georgia State University from 1996 through 2001.  He is a member of the Society of Actuaries Investment Section council.