Chief Economist, Group Investment Department, AIA Group
Brian Murray is responsible for macro-economic research at AIA Group in Hong Kong. He spent five years in Beijing (2006 to 2011) where he was responsible for AIG’s corporate research efforts across Asia. Prior to that, for ten years, Dr Murray ran an emerging markets research team at AIG New York. He has held various teaching positions at Columbia, Rutgers, Georgetown, Capital Normal University in Beijing, and Hong Kong University. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, his Master’s from Georgetown, and his doctorate from Columbia. He is fluent in Mandarin, Russian, and French.
AIA Group Limited is the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group in the world. It has a presence in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, Brunei and Cambodia. It also has a 97 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 49 per cent joint venture in India and a representative office in Myanmar.