Willis Publishes Marketplace Analysis

April 7, 2008

Willis Group Holding announced the release of the Spring 2008 edition of its series “Marketplace Realities and Risk Management Solutions.” The articles focus on important developments in Environmental, Surety, Aviation and Umbrella & Excess lines of insurance.

Willis said it s “environmental experts make the case that in the age of climate change, Environmental products are going to be an increasingly necessary part of a comprehensive risk management program.

“Our Surety authors suggest that despite having just enjoyed what may have been the Surety industry’s best year ever, sureties – and Surety buyers – have many reasons to exercise caution in the uncertain and potentially tumultuous current economic climate.

“In Aviation, the long soft market continues, but buyers are urged to take the opportunity to look beyond price and consider program enhancements when underwriters might be more willing to grant them.

“The Umbrella & Excess Casualty marketplace is described as one in dynamic transition, with an often accelerated state of movement as insurers aggressively seek to differentiate their offerings in order to retain accounts and win new business. Positive differentiation should also be the watchword of insurance buyers if they want to take advantage of the fluid marketplace conditions.”

Willis noted that it releases its Marketplace Realities series several times a year. The studies draw on the expertise of Willis’ “practice leaders and industry experts who profile major risk management program elements, insurance marketplace segments and areas of specialization that impact the top line, the bottom line and strategic planning initiatives for companies of every stripe – with analysis and advice for meeting the challenges and seizing opportunities to enhance coverage and reduce cost of risk.”

The Spring 2008 edition also includes timely highlights from Willis’ library of recent publications. These include:
— “TRIA and Captive Insurance Programs” – Captive Consulting and Terrorism Practice
— “Are You Prepared for Healthcare in 2008 and Beyond?” and “San Francisco’s Employer Healthcare Mandate” – Employee Benefits
— “Spotlight on the ERISA Tagalong Claim” – Executive Risks
— “Subprime D&O Claims: Early Indicators?” and “The Global Financial Contagion” – Willis Re, Financial Institutions and Executive Risks
— “It’s All About Automobiles” – Private Client Group
— “The Brazilian Reinsurance Marketplace” – International

To obtain the studies, or to seek additional information go to: www.willis.com .

Source: Willis Group Holdings Limited

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