There’s a long way to go before ‘two become one’ for brokerage giants Aon Plc and Willis Towers Watson, whose courtship was first confirmed in March 2019. In the interim, Aon is trumpeting the benefits of the union which is slated to become official – assuming the mammoth merger doesn’t hit a snag – sometime next year.
In the company’s earnings conference call following the release of its second quarter results, Aon chief executive Greg Case was quoted by Seeking Alpha as noting: “Our global risk survey highlights one of the top 10 risks our clients face – only one is fully insured; four are partially insured; and five are not insured at all. The mandate is clear. We must innovate faster to provide answers to these growing areas of client demand.