Last $47.72 USD
Change Today +0.17 / 0.36%
Volume 1.1M
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willis group holdings plc (WSH) Snapshot

Open
$47.40
Previous Close
$47.55
Day High
$47.84
Day Low
$47.30
52 Week High
02/12/15 - $48.88
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - $39.11
Market Cap
8.6B
Average Volume 10 Days
1.0M
EPS TTM
$2.12
Shares Outstanding
179.5M
EX-Date
03/27/15
P/E TM
22.5x
Dividend
$1.24
Dividend Yield
2.51%
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willis group holdings plc (WSH) Details

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company provides insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management consulting services worldwide. It provides 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. The company also 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. 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.

18,400 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/24/15
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

Willis Group Seeks Acquisitions

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company (NYSE:WSH) is seeking acquisitions. Willis Group announced "We believe that our balance sheet and strong cash flow provide us with the platform and flexibility to remain committed to our cash allocation strategy of value-creating merger and acquisition activity."

Willis Group Holdings Announces Board Changes

Willis Group Holdings has appointed Christine LaSala, Chair, Willis North America. Ms. LaSala joined Willis in July 2014, and since October 2014 has been serving as Willis's Global Head of Client Advocacy, a role she will retain along with her Chair position. She is a 35-year insurance industry veteran with an outstanding reputation across the marketplace. In her capacity, Ms. LaSala will work closely with Todd Jones, CEO of Willis North America focusing on business development and expanding Willis's footprint in the marketplace, while aligning resources from across Willis's global platform to deliver highly relevant risk-related insight, solutions and services to Willis's North America clients. Ms. LaSala assumes the role previously held by Vic Krauze, who is stepping down from Willis at the end of the month. Previously, Ms. LaSala served as the President of the WTC Captive Insurance Company. Prior to that, she spent over 25 years with Johnson & Higgins and its successor company Marsh.

Willis Mulls Over Acquiring Stake In Gras Savoye

Dominic Casserley, Chief Execuitve Officer of Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company (NYSE:WSH) said that Willis will continue to pursue acquisitions, most notably a potential buy-in with the majority outstanding stake in Gras Savoye Berger Simon SAS. Dominic Casserley said a decision on the transaction is due by the end of April, 2015.

 

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