Urwin assumed his current post in July 2008, after acting as the global head of the investment practice from 1995 to 2008. He joined Watson Wyatt in 1989 to start the firm’s investment consulting practice. He is also involved with the Towers Watson thought-leadership group, the Thinking Ahead Group. He is the author of a number of papers on asset allocation policy, manager selection, and governance and sustainability. He is an advisory director to MSCI and is on the CFA Future of Finance Council and was formerly a CFA board member. Urwin has a degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in applied statistics from Oxford University. He qualified as a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1983.