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The Willis Building

51 Lime Street

London, EC3M 7DQ

United Kingdom

Phone: 44 20 3124 6000

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Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company provides a range of insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management consulting services worldwide. The company provides specialized risk management advisory and other services on a global basis to clients in various industries, including aerospace, marine, construction, and energy. In its capacity as an advisor and insurance broker, the company acts as an intermediary between its clients and insurance carriers by advising its clients on their risk management requirements, helping clients determine the means of managing risk, and negotiating and placing insurance with insurance carriers through its global distribution network. The company assists clients in the assessment of their risks, advises on the ways of transferring suitable risk to the global insurance and reinsurance markets and then executes the transactions for its clients. The company also offers clients a range of services to help them to identify and control their risks. These services range from strategic risk consulting (including providing actuarial analysis), to various due diligence services, to the provision of practical on-site risk control services (such as health and safety or property loss control consulting), as well as analytical and advisory services (such as hazard modeling and reinsurance optimization studies). The company assists clients in planning how to manage incidents or crises when they occur. These services include contingency planning, security audits and product tampering plans. Global The company’s Global business provides specialist brokerage and consulting services to clients worldwide for the risks arising from specific industrial and commercial activities. In these operations, it has specialized experience handling diverse lines of coverage, including complex insurance programs, and acting as an intermediary between retail brokers and insurers. The company provides consulting services on risk management. Its Global business serves clients in approximately 150 countries, primarily from offices in the United Kingdom, although it also serves clients from offices in the United States, Continental Europe, Asia and Australia. The Global business is divided into Willis Re; Faber Global; Specialty; and Willis Capital Markets & Advisory. Willis Re The company’s clients are both insurance and reinsurance companies. It operates this business on a global basis and provides a range of transactional capabilities, including in conjunction with Willis Capital Markets & Advisory, various capital markets based products. The company’s services are underpinned by modeling, financial analysis and risk management advice. Faber Global The company’s Faber Global unit provides facultative and wholesale solutions for property and casualty, health and specialty insurances to cedants and independent wholesaler brokers worldwide who want solutions provided through the London, European and Bermudian markets. Specialty During first quarter 2014, the company announced changes to the structure of its UK-based insurance operations, combining its Global Specialty businesses with the Willis UK retail business to create a client proposition. This combined unit has global positions in Aerospace, Energy, Marine, Construction, Financial and Executive Risks, as well as Financial Solutions, wholesale and facultative. Aerospace: The company provides insurance and reinsurance brokerage and risk management services to Aerospace clients worldwide, including aircraft manufacturers, air cargo handlers and shippers, airport managers and other general aviation companies. Advisory services provided by Aerospace include claims recovery, contract and leasing risk management, safety services and market information. Energy: The company’s Energy practice provides insurance brokerage services, including property damage, offshore construction, liability and control of well and pollution insurance to the energy industry. Its Energy practice clients are worldwide. The company provides insurance brokerage for all aspects of the energy industry, including exploration and production, refining and mar

 

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