Guy Carpenter, part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies and a provider of risk and reinsurance solutions, has appointed, Bill Kennedy as its new global CEO of analytics, capital markets, specialty practices and advisory, effective July 1,2010.

Mr Kennedy will report to Peter Zaffino, president and CEO of Guy Carpenter, and will join the company’s executive committee.

Prior to joining Guy Carpenter, Mr Kennedy served as president and chief investment officer of Century Atlantic Capital Management, which he founded in 2008. He has also held various executive positions over the prior 15 years, including global director of research at Citigroup global markets and co-director of research at Nikko Citi.

Mr Zaffino said: “With more than 20 years of experience in global capital markets, Bill is an outstanding addition to our executive team. Bill’s extensive expertise will further strengthen our ability to develop fully integrated capital and advisory solutions that deliver value to our clients.’’