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Last $46.87 USD
Change Today +0.68 / 1.47%
Volume 1.3M
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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, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Group Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $937.5K
Chief Executive Officer of Willis Internation...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Chief Executive Officer of Willis North Ameri...
Total Annual Compensation: $731.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Key Developments

Willis Group Holdings plc Approves Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable on October 15, 2015

Willis Group Holdings plc announced that at its July 2015 Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.31 per share (an annual rate of $1.24 per share). The dividend is payable on October 15, 2015 to shareholders of record at September 30, 2015.

Willis Group Holdings plc Appoints Brian Shea as Head of Europe for Willis Capital Markets & Advisory

Willis Group Holdings plc announced the appointment of Brian Shea as Head of Europe for Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA), the firm’s insurance investment banking division. Reporting to WCMA Co-CEOs, Rafal Walkiewicz and Michael Guo, Shea will join WCMA on August 24, 2015 and will be based in London. Shea brings over twenty years’ experience working with insurance companies within a capital markets context. He joins WCMA from global reinsurer, SCOR, where he was Chief Corporate Strategy Officer reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to SCOR, Shea was Managing Director and Head of the European Insurance Equity Research team for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. During this time he consistently led his team to a number one ranking in the annual Institutional Investor survey.

Willis Group Holdings plc Announces Management Changes

On June 29, 2015, Towers Watson & Co. entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among Towers Watson, Willis Group Holdings plc and Citadel Merger Sub Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Willis (Merger Sub). Subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub will merge with and into Towers Watson, with Towers Watson surviving the Merger as a subsidiary of Willis. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the closing, the board of directors of Willis will be composed of twelve (12) directors of which six (6) shall be designated by Willis and six (6) shall be designated by Towers Watson. In addition, at the closing, Dominic Casserley will resign as Chief Executive Officer of Willis and be appointed President and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and John J. Haley will be appointed Chief Executive Officer of the combined company. Additionally, Roger Millay will be CFO. Dominic Casserley and Gene Wickes from Towers Watson have been chosen to oversee the Integration Team.


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