US-based Marsh & McLennan Companies has poached veteran insurance regulations expert, Rob Easton, from McGraw Hill Financial. Easton joins as Chief Compliance Officer of the firm’s Risk and Insurance Services segment. He will be stationed at the firm’s headquarters in New York and reports to Jim McNasby and Carey Roberts.
Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan Companies, Rob Easton was the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at McGraw Hill Financial for over a year. Previously, between 2011 and 2015, Easton was the Executive Deputy Superintendent at the New York State Department of Financial Services. In the role, which is the highest ranking official dedicated to insurance regulation, he oversaw the regulation of more than 1,700 insurance companies, with assets at the time exceeding $4.2 trillion, operating within the state. Earlier roles include Deputy General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Risk Manager at Integro Insurance Brokers in New York, and as Deputy Superintendent and General Counsel of the former New York State Department of Insurance.
Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) recently announced that Easton joins the firm as the Chief Compliance Officer of the firm’s Risk and Insurance Services segment at its headquarters in New York. The role will see Easton report to Jim McNasby, MMC’s General Counsel for the Risk and Insurance Services segment, and to Carey Roberts, the firm’s Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer.
Peter Beshar, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, says that he is “delighted” to welcome Easton to Marsh & McLennan. Beshar adds that “Rob’s experience as a highly-respected insurance regulator at the New York State Department of Financial Services and as global chief compliance officer for a Fortune 500 company make him ideally suited for this role.”