Guy Coughlan was until recently Managing Director and Head of Longevity Solutions, ALM and Pension Advisory at J.P. Morgan. Guy joined J.P. Morgan in 1994 and over nearly 17 years was involved in advising pension funds, corporations and insurers on strategic investment, risk management and capital structure. Early in his career Guy was engaged in fixed income research and was a member of the pioneering RiskMetrics team, leading the development of the first general-purpose value-at-risk system called FourFifteen.
In 1999 he founded the Global ALM Advisory group and set up J.P. Morganâ€™s longevity business in 2007. In this role, Guy led the development of LifeMetrics, an open-source platform for longevity risk management that includes mortality and longevity indices. In 2008 he was involved in executing the world's first longevity hedges using capital markets swaps. He also played a central role in establishing the Life & Longevity Markets Association (LLMA), a cross-industry body set up to promote the development of the market for longevity risk transfer that includes insurers, reinsurers and banks. He served as the inaugural chairman of the LLMA's Technical Committee. Since leaving J.P. Morgan he has been providing consultancy services to financial institutions. Guy is a Rhodes Scholar and earned a DPhil (i.e., PhD) in physics from Oxford University. He also holds a BSc degree from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from Henley Business School in the UK.