David Rowe, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership




David Rowe

David Rowe

Dr. David Rowe is the senior strategist for risk and regulation at Misys in London. He provides strategic input to the Misys solutions for risk management and regulatory compliance and serves as an external spokesman on risk management issues.

Dr. Rowe is a frequent contributor to Risk magazine, where he has written the monthly Risk Analysis column since late 1999, and has appeared at numerous conferences and seminars over the past 20 years.

Before joining Misys, Dr. Rowe founded and ran his own risk management consulting firm, David M. Rowe Risk Advisory, and served as a senior adviser to Kamakura. Prior to forming his own firm, he spent 11 years with SunGard, most recently as executive vice president for risk management.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Rowe spent more than 25 years in the banking and economic forecasting industries, most recently as senior vice president of the risk management information group at Bank of America in San Francisco. In that role, he had executive oversight and responsibility for the design, deployment, maintenance and operation of market and credit risk systems for the bank’s global FX, derivative and securities trading activities.

Dr. Rowe’s previous positions include chief financial officer of Security Pacific Securities, executive vice president and director of research for Townsend-Greenspan (Alan Greenspan’s economic consulting firm before he became chairman of the Federal Reserve) and president of Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates in Philadelphia.

His industry positions include:
• Board member of the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE)
• Former board member and current member of the finance committee of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA)
• Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Operational Risk
• Former member of the editorial board of the GARP Risk Review

Dr. Rowe holds a Ph.D. in econometrics and finance from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA in finance with a concentration in money and banking from the Wharton Graduate School of Finance and Commerce and a BA in economics with distinction from Carleton College.

Recent Articles by David Rowe

Era of Computational Abundance Is Here

As a user of computing resources for almost 50 years, I have seen changes that were unimaginable in prospect and are still dramatic in retrospect. Nevertheless, throughout my career I have always felt I could rely on one iron-clad proposition, namely, “Computers are never fast enough.” It seemed clear to me that the human imagination […]

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