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Willis Towers Watson’s delegated investment business surpasses $100 billion in assets under management milestone

Company continues to expand staffing and technology to meet growing client demand


March 13, 2018

Willis Towers Watson today announced that its delegated investment solutions business has surpassed $107 billion in assets under management worldwide.

ARLINGTON, VA, March 13, 2018 — Leading global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) announced today that its delegated investment solutions business has surpassed $107 billion in assets under management worldwide, fueled by strong demand from retirement plan sponsors seeking to outsource all or part of their investment management responsibilities. Growth in the company’s delegated service has spanned most geographic regions, with new mandates being won in Asia, Western Europe and the U.S.

“The global scale in demand we are seeing from retirement plan sponsors and other institutional investors for outside fiduciary management and trusted investment advice has never been greater,” said Chris Ford, global head of Investments at Willis Towers Watson. “This recent growth is being driven by clients who either want a more sophisticated investment solution, need additional resources to manage their investments, or are looking to benefit from the scale advantage of joining with other like-minded investors. They have outsourced the function of managing the overall portfolio or a part of the portfolio to our Investments team, and we anticipate this trend will continue.”

The company also announced it continues to expand the staffing and technology investments to support the growing demand for its delegated services.

“Given the increasing complexity of defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans, more plan sponsors are turning to our fiduciary governance model to better align responsibility with expertise. In today’s uncertain investment environment, investors rely on us to deliver innovation and cost efficiency to gain a competitive edge in the capital markets,” said Kemp Ross, global head of Delegated Investment Solutions at Willis Towers Watson.

About Willis Towers Watson Investments

Willis Towers Watson’s Investments business is focused on creating financial value for institutional investors through its expertise in risk assessment, strategic asset allocation, fiduciary management and investment manager selection. It has over 900 colleagues worldwide, assets under advisory of over $2.3 trillion and over $107 billion of assets under management.

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has more than 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential.

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