Professor Alan Punter
Senior Advisor, Insurance Applications, Centre for Risk Studies
Alan has spent 25 years in the insurance industry with international broking groups Sedgwick, Alexander & Alexander and Aon, in a variety of risk analysis, risk consultancy and risk financing roles. He was also CEO of Aon Capital Markets Limited, until his retirement from Aon in 2008.
Alan has written widely in the professional trade press and spoken at over a hundred international conferences on risk management and risk financing issues. He was awarded the inaugural Lumina Award for outstanding research in reinsurance in 2001, wrote the Institute of Financial Services textbook on Risk Financing and Management, and was co-author of the 2011 Airmic report Roads to Ruin: A Study of Major Risk Events, Their Origins, Impact and Implications, a detailed case study review of 18 corporate crises. In 2013 he completed a further case study-based report for Airmic entitled Supply Chain Failures.
His main activities now include being a Visiting Professor at the Cass Business School, City University, where he lectures on the MSc in Insurance and Risk Management programme, and as an Associate of the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies.
Alan holds a BTech degree in Mathematics, an MSc in Statistics, a PhD in Operations Research and an MBA in Finance (with distinction). He also obtained the Associate in Risk Management and Associate in Reinsurance qualifications from the Insurance Institute of America.
Centre for Risk Studies
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB2 1AG