Last $42.25 USD
Change Today -0.03 / -0.07%
Volume 653.3K
WSH On Other Exchanges
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Exchange
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As of 8:04 PM 04/17/14 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Snapshot

Open
$42.23
Previous Close
$42.28
Day High
$42.43
Day Low
$42.14
52 Week High
10/22/13 - $47.22
52 Week Low
04/23/13 - $37.85
Market Cap
7.6B
Average Volume 10 Days
671.1K
EPS TTM
$2.60
Shares Outstanding
179.0M
EX-Date
03/27/14
P/E TM
16.3x
Dividend
$1.20
Dividend Yield
2.70%
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 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

Group Chief Financial Officer, Principal Acco...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Chairma...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.1M
Chief Executive Officer of Willis Internation...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2012.

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Key Developments

Willis Group Holdings, Faber Global, XL Group and BRC Global Standards Launch Product Contamination Insurance Exclusively for the Food and Beverage Industry

Willis Group Holdings announced the launch of a new product contamination insurance proposition, in partnership with XL Group, Willis Limited's Food and Drink and Faber Global teams, and in association with BRC Global Standards -- the world's bigger provider of safety and quality standards programmes for the food and beverages sector. Recall Shield has been designed with the BRC Global Standards team to encourage and reward higher standards within the food and beverage industry. It is available exclusively to manufacturers that have attained an A or A+ grade against the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety across all of their sites. Recall Shield includes added protection for companies through XL Group's product contamination insurance offering which includes 'Response XL', a pro-active crisis and risk management service delivered by retained, specialist consultants. The exclusive scheme, via Willis and Faber Global, offers greater protection with enhanced coverage and a number of additional benefits, including: Pre-incident consulting and training workshops from crisis management specialists; discounted premiums; free BRC training courses; and free insurance protection audit from the Willis Food and Drink Practice Group.

Willis Group Launches Cargo Insurance with Political Violence Coverage

Willis Group has launched a new insurance facility called Undercover, which protects in transit and in store cargo against all types of political violence, terrorism and war risks. The Willis Group announced the new insurance was launched in response to the gap in cargo coverage, which sometimes does not respond to losses caused by various types of violent unrest.

Willis Group Holdings plc Announces Executive Appointments

Willis Group Holdings plc announced two key appointments to further strengthen its capital markets division, Willis Capital Markets & Advisory. Rui Huang joins the company as Senior Vice President. Based in Hong Kong, he will be charged with continuing to develop WCMA's capital markets and strategic advisory business in Asia. Huang has a strong background in both investment banking and insurance, most recently working for investment company Temasek in Singapore, where he had responsibility for sourcing and originating insurance investments in the Financial Institutions Group. Also joining WCMA is Quentin Perrot as Vice President of Insurance-Linked Securities in London, at the end of his notice period in May. Perrot joins from BNP Paribas where he led the origination and structuring of ILS on a global basis.

 

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