Wall Street 50 - 2010

Conor Murphy

Conor Murphy/MetLife

Conor Murphy is vice president and head of investor relations for MetLife, a role he undertook at the onset of the financial crisis. Previously, Conor was vice president and CFO-Investments. He joined MetLife in 2000 after seven years with PwC, where he served in the New York Financial Services Industry Practice. Prior to PwC, he spent five years with Grant Thornton LLP in Dublin, Ireland. In 2010 MetLife announced its acquisition of ALICO, which will create the largest insurance company by revenue in the world. In addition, Conor was named to Institutional Investor’s 2010 All America Executive Team.

Conor is a founding trustee of Cristo Rey New York High School and a past president of the Association of Chartered Accountants in the U.S. He is a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Conor is a native of Donegal, where the third generation of Murphys still runs the family store, Murphy of Ireland. He credits his good fortune to a love of reading that began on his mother’s knee and the love of his wife, Ani, with whom he has two sons.