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Last $49.39 USD
Change Today +0.37 / 0.75%
Volume 685.8K
WSH On Other Exchanges
Symbol
Exchange
Frankfurt
As of 8:04 PM 04/24/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Snapshot

Open
$49.00
Previous Close
$49.02
Day High
$49.41
Day Low
$48.69
52 Week High
04/15/15 - $49.96
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - $39.11
Market Cap
8.9B
Average Volume 10 Days
403.9K
EPS TTM
$2.19
Shares Outstanding
179.4M
EX-Date
03/27/15
P/E TM
22.5x
Dividend
$1.24
Dividend Yield
2.45%
Current Stock Chart for WILLIS GROUP HOLDINGS PLC (WSH)

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
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Chairma...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
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 to Cut 350 Jobs in UK

Willis Group Holdings Plc will cut 350 jobs in the U.K. as part of its global cost-cutting measures. The layoffs, which the company revealed to staff April 13, are mainly due to relocating London-based roles to lower-cost locations in the U.K. and in Mumbai, India. In 2014, Willis cut 200 jobs in the U.K. as part of its plan to reduce costs.

Willis Group Holdings Appoints Seth Peller as Global CEO of Fine Art, Jewellery and Specie Business

Willis Group Holdings announced the appointment of Seth Peller as Global CEO of its Fine Art, Jewellery and Specie division. Based in London, he takes up his new role with immediate effect. As a global leader in the Fine Art, Jewellery and Specie business, Willis has a long established reputation for addressing these specific risks for clients on an international basis. Its specialty team collaborates closely with colleagues worldwide, including across a variety of industry-focused teams, to design bespoke, global insurance programmes. It is supported by dedicated in-house claims and risk management services. Peller has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and has held a number of senior leadership roles at Willis in both mature and emerging markets, including Global Head of Casualty and CEO of the firm's Argentina operations.

Willis Group Holdings plc Appoints Paul Scope as Chairman of Willis Bermuda

Willis Group Holdings plc has announced the appointment of Paul Scope as Chairman of Willis Bermuda, encompassing all of the firm's operations on the Island. In his new role, which he assumes with immediate effect, Scope will oversee company's whole range of Bermuda based operations in a move designed to further enhance collaboration and build upon company's seamless client value proposition in Bermuda. Before joining the company, Scope was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JLT Park. He has spent 30 years in the Bermuda market and 40 years in the insurance industry. Between 2003 and 2007 he was Chairman and CEO of the Park Group which had offices in Bermuda, London, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto and San Francisco. In 1989 Scope established Park International Ltd.

 

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