frica and Latin America. Its offices provide services to businesses locally in approximately 120 countries around the world, making use of local expertise, as well as skills, industry knowledge and expertise available elsewhere in the Group. The company has also invested in associate companies; its significant associates at December 31, 2013, were GS & Cie Groupe (Gras Savoye), a French organization (30 percent holding) and Al-Futtaim Willis Co. LLC, organized under the laws of Dubai (49 percent holding). Customers The company’s clients operate on a global and local scale in a multitude of businesses and industries throughout the world and generally range in size from major multinational corporations to middle-market companies. Further, many of its client relationships span decades, for instance its relationship with The Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Company Limited. Regulation In the United Kingdom, the company’s business is regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Under legislation enacted by the U.K. Parliament, the regulation of its business would be transitioned from the U.K. Financial Services Authority (FSA) to the Financial Conduct Authority on or about April 1, 2013. In the United States, the company’s Willis Capital Markets & Advisory business operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Willis Securities, Inc., a U.S.-registered broker-dealer and investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC, primarily in connection with investment banking-related services and advising on alternative risk financing transactions. Willis Capital Markets provides advice on securities or investments in the EU through its wholly-owned subsidiary Willis Capital Markets & Advisory Limited, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Competition The company competes with Marsh & McLennan and Aon. History Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company was founded in 1828.
willis group holdings plc
(WSH:New York Consolidated)
The Willis Building
51 Lime Street
London, EC3M 7DQ
Phone: 44 20 3124 6000
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