The Titanic: Willis at the Heart of the Marine Industry for Over a Century

April 16, 2012

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 The original underwriting slip for the Titanic, courtesy of Lloyd’s Following on from yesterday’s 100 year anniversary of the Titanic disaster, Rachel Wilkinson, Operations Manager, Willis Marine, discusses how Willis was at the heart of an unprecedented claims process, and considers the changes in the marine insurance market over the century. “Even bigger, even faster, […]

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Going Green

April 9, 2012

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 By Brian Ruane, CPCU Energy prices, climate change, public relations considerations and economic opportunity are driving the real estate industry toward environmentally focused — or green — construction and retrofitting techniques. The insurance marketplace is reacting, and insurance buyers need to be aware of emerging responsibilities and opportunities. The world is going green. The signs […]

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Networking Tips for Tonight’s LinkedIn Live Miami

March 29, 2012

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Here are some tips for a successful LinkedIn Live event tonight at: Cibo’s Wine Bar 45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 5:30-8:00PM  Networking Tip #1 Be Prepared: The great thing about LinkedIn events is that you know who will be there so you can make a note of who you would like to meet. […]

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Our Father Who Art… Foreclosed

March 16, 2012

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By Richard Magrann-Wells, Senior Vice President and Willis’ Financial Services Practice Leader Blog:  http://ow.ly/9HWKX Residential homes weren’t the only houses impacted by the financial crisis. Houses of worship have suffered as well. Until 2008 it was rare to see a church foreclosure. In the last two years, 270 churches have been sold as a result […]

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IF

March 16, 2012

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My father gave me this poem by Rudyard Kippling when I was about 11 years old.   I think that is very appropriate for the times we have all gone through, so I am sharing it with you.  Let me know what you think……. IF by Rudyard Kippling If you can keep your head when all […]

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LinkedIn Live – MIAMI: Save the Date- March 29th, 2012

March 6, 2012

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  LinkedIn Live comes to Miami. Now you can “Live Connect” with over 1,100 Business Professionals in the Greater Miami Area through LinkedIn Live – Miami.   LinkedIn Live – MIAMI puts the social in social networking. Leverage LinkedIn to expand your business network….face to face!   LinkedIn Live events are being held across the […]

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Real Estate Sector Review, Managing Change ….

February 27, 2012

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By Brian Ruane, CPCU Executive Vice President Director Willis Real Estate and Hotel Practice   There are many macro economic forces and changes in the way we work, shop, store goods, live and travel that are having profound consequences for the real estate industry. These changes are against a backdrop of economic forces which have […]

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