Press Release

Jamie Jeffers to strengthen Asia Pacific financial services capabilities

April 5, 2018
| Australia

SYDNEY, 5 April 2018 — Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announced the appointment of Jamie Jeffers as Divisional Director – Financial Solutions, as part of an ongoing process to strengthen its financial services capabilities across the region.

A new Sydney-based role, reflecting the expansion of the business in Asia-Pacific, Jamie joined Willis Towers Watson in February. He reports to Stuart Ashworth, Managing Director, Financial Solutions, Asia Pacific, who is based in Singapore.

Ashworth said: “Global commercial, technological and regulatory changes continue to influence the way in which clients evaluate, measure and manage risk. The Financial Solutions team within Willis Towers Watson has been partnering and advising clients in risk and capital management for over 30 years. We are delighted to welcome Jamie into the team to further expand that knowledge and offering into the Australian market.

“Jamie has significant experience working with Australian lenders, and understands how the insurance market can interact with, and complement their distribution strategy. Leveraging our global expertise, Jamie will provide guidance and assistance to both international and domestic clients in Australia, allowing those clients to understand and access insurance capacity and capital.”

Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Jamie worked for the Westpac Group for more than 10 years. Most recently he was sector head of insurance relationships for Financial Institutions in Westpac Institutional Bank. Jamie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University College, Cork, as well as an Associate Degree from the Irish Management Institute.

Paul Davidson, Chairman of Financial Solutions said: “We are delighted to welcome Jamie to Financial Solutions as part of the continuing expansion of our presence in the region. We have made a significant investment over a number of years in establishing a highly skilled and experienced team in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney in order to provide fast, knowledgeable and efficient expertise to our financial institution client base and prompt access to the expanding worldwide underwriting community. Operating as a single global business enables us to connect our clients to the resources of our entire global team through our colleagues operating locally, consistent with our global strategy.”

Established in 1979, and now recognised as a market leader, Willis Towers Watson’s Financial Solutions division is the world’s largest structured credit and political risk broker. The business mitigates risk by way of broking credit and political risk insurance in excess of US$30 billion of emerging market exposure annually, with approximately 25% of the world market share.

Staffed by more than 100 credit and political risk insurance specialists, the Financial Solutions division has hubs in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, and Dubai. With its global presence, Willis Towers Watson is uniquely positioned to access the entire global insurance market in order to obtain the most comprehensive coverage at the most cost-effective terms.

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