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Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company provides insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management consulting services worldwide. It offers various insurance brokerage services, including property damage, offshore construction, liability, and control of well and pollution insurance to the energy industry; and marine insurance and reinsurance brokerage services, such as hull, cargo, and general marine liabilities. The company also provides its services to aerospace clients, including aircraft manufacturers, air cargo handlers and shippers, airport managers, and other general aviation companies; and advisory services, such as claims recovery, contract and leasing risk management, safety services, and market information. In addition, it offers brokerage for directors' and officers' insurance, as well as professional indemnity insurance for corporations, financial institutions, and professional firms; risk management advice and brokerage services to the construction industry; and specialist risk management, insurance, and reinsurance services to fine art, diamond, and jewelry businesses, as well as to armored car operators. Further, the company provides people risk solutions using a combination of risk management, kidnap and ransom, and personal accident services and products to meet the needs of corporations and private clients; services for horse racing and breeding industry, and the agri-business sector; and advice to companies involved in the insurance and reinsurance industry on mergers and acquisition transactions and capital markets products. Additionally, it offers health, welfare, and human resources consulting and brokerage services to commercial clients. The company serves clients located in approximately 120 countries, including multinational and middle-market companies, as well as public institutions and individual clients. Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company was founded in 1828 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

18,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14
Founded in 1828

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.5M
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Chairma...
Total Annual Compensation: $969.5K
Chief Executive Officer of Willis Internation...
Total Annual Compensation: $969.5K
Chief Executive Officer of Willis North Ameri...
Total Annual Compensation: $606.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Key Developments

XL Group Selects Willis Group as e-Accounting Partner for US Operations

XL Group Plc has selected Willis Group as the e-Accounting partner for its insurance operations in the US and implemented e-Accounting process, using ACORD data messages and standards and Ruschlikon best practice. E-Accounting is a data-based process for facilitating financial agreement and subsequent settlement of premiums and claims with re/insurance companies. Through better synchronization between brokers and re/insurer, the online system significantly improves client service by enhancing the quality and efficiency of the accounting and settlement process. E-Accounting is supported by ACORD, the Association for Cooperative Operations R&D, which is the insurance industry's nonprofit standards developer and a resource for information on object technology, electronic data interchange, and electronic commerce. The driving force behind e-Accounting is the Ruschlikon Initiative, a group of leading global re/insurance companies, which together with ACORD, work to further automate re/insurance back office processes (technical accounting, claims and settlement) using ACORD RLC Re/insurance and Large Commercial standards.

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company Announces Executive Changes

Willis Group Holdings has promoted Philip Smaje to Chief Broking Officer for Willis GB, the operating segment that includes Willis's UK retail insurance business, facultative and London specialty businesses. In his new role and working closely with Jonathan Prinn, Deputy Chief Broking Officer for Willis GB, Smaje will be responsible for driving the broking strategy for Willis GB. John Rooley will succeed Smaje as CEO of Willis's Aerospace business based in London and with responsibility for global risks and client servicing. Rooley has, until now, been based in Vancouver as CEO of Willis Aerospace Americas. He will shortly relocate back to London where he will lead the continued expansion of Willis's Aerospace business.

Willis Group Holdings plc Announces Reorganization of its Business from Three Operating Segments into Four Operating Segments

As of January 1, 2015, Willis Group Holdings plc and its subsidiaries (collectively, the 'Company') has reorganized its business from three operating segments (formerly known as Willis Global, Willis North America and Willis International) into four operating segments: Willis Capital, Wholesale and Reinsurance (“WCWR”), Willis North America (“WNA”), Willis International, and Willis Great Britain (“Willis GB”). WNA, which will continue to be led by Todd Jones, and Willis International, which will continue to be led by Tim Wright, will remain largely unchanged except for certain specialty teams formerly included within Willis Global but which will now be included within the geographic regions in which they are located. The other segments will be as follows: WCWR includes Willis Re, Willis Capital Markets and Advisory and the Company’s wholesale businesses. It will also include a new unit called Willis Portfolio and Underwriting Services which includes all of the Company’s activities that provide portfolio and underwriting services. WCWR will be led by Steve Hearn, the Company’s Deputy CEO. Willis GB includes the Company’s UK retail business, facultative business and London specialty businesses. It is being led by Steve Hearn. Following a period of transition and receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, Nicolas Aubert will be appointed to CEO of Willis GB to succeed Steve Hearn in this role. Mr.Aubert joins the Company on January 19 from AIG.


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