Dividend Increases, Technical Updates, Leadership Changes, and Acquisitions - Analyst Notes on Marsh & McLennan, Fidelity Natio

Dividend Increases, Technical Updates, Leadership Changes, and Acquisitions -
  Analyst Notes on Marsh & McLennan, Fidelity National Financial, Gallagher,
                      Assured Guaranty and Brown & Brown

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NEW YORK, May 21, 2014

NEW YORK, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Marsh & McLennan
Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF),
Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) and
Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE: BRO). Private wealth members receive these notes
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Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 15, 2014, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (Marsh & McLennan) held its
annual meeting of shareholders at which the Company reported that its Board of
Directors voted to increase both - the Company's quarterly cash dividend as
well as its share repurchase program. According to the Company, its Board of
Directors increased the quarterly cash dividend by 12% to $0.28 per share on
outstanding common stock. Marsh & McLennan informed that shareholders of
record on July 11, 2014 will be paid dividends on August 15, 2014. The Company
stated that under the approved share repurchase program, management can now
buy back up to $2.0 billion of Marsh & McLennan's common stock. Marsh &
McLennan Companies Independent Chairman of the Board Lord Lang of Monkton
commented, "Effective capital management allows Marsh & McLennan Companies to
return cash to shareholders while investing in its businesses and its people.
The Company is committed to delivering superior value to shareholders, as
demonstrated by today's increase in the Company's quarterly dividend and share
repurchase program." The full analyst notes on Marsh & McLennan are available
to download free of charge at:


Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 16, 2014, Fidelity National Financial, Inc.'s (Fidelity National
Financial) stock price declined 0.21%, ending the day at $33.54. Over the
previous five trading sessions, shares in Fidelity National Financial declined
1.41%, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which also declined 0.55%
during the same period. The full analyst notes on Fidelity National Financial
are available to download free of charge at:


Arthur J Gallagher & Co. Analyst Notes
On May 12, 2014, Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) welcomed Richard Tallo
as its new Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. According to the Company,
Mr. Tallo will spearhead Gallagher's global marketing and communications
efforts and will work under J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., its Chairman, President
and CEO. The Company informed that prior to joining the Company he served as
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications for the ACE Group of
Companies in New York. "I am thrilled to welcome Rich to our team," said J.
Patrick Gallagher, Jr. "His strong marketing and communications background,
solid leadership experience and extensive knowledge of the insurance industry
will greatly assist us as we position our company for future growth,"
Gallagher added. Mr. Tallo also commented, "Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has
built a very strong and well-perceived brand in the insurance industry." Tallo
continued, "I am excited to be joining Gallagher in this capacity as the
company continues its expansion across North America and around the globe."
The full analyst notes on Gallagher are available to download free of charge


Assured Guaranty Ltd. Analyst Notes
On May 16, 2014, Assured Guaranty Ltd.'s (Assured Guaranty) stock declined
1.10%, ending the day at $24.19. Over the past month, shares in Assured
Guaranty increased 1.26%, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which
also increased 0.40% during the same period. The full analyst notes on Assured
Guaranty are available to download free of charge at:


Brown& Brown Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 14, 2014, Brown & Brown Inc.'s (Brown & Brown) Regional President and
Chief Acquisitions Officer J. Scott Penny, along with Michael J. Harrington,
Thomas J. Schori, Jeffrey J. Schulte, and Robert P. Ziomek, Jr. - the
principals of Axia Strategies, Inc. (Axia Strategies), announced that Axiom
Re, LP, an indirect subsidiary of Brown & Brown, acquired certain assets of
Axia Strategies. Ron Taylor, Executive Vice President of Axiom Re, commented,
"For years, Axia Strategies has excelled by bringing customized and hands-on
solutions to its client base. The Axia principals bring extensive experience
in the health care consulting marketplace. We believe this transaction enables
us to better serve our new and existing clients by offering a broader menu of
diverse and specialized services." The full analyst notes on Brown & Brown are
available to download free of charge at:


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