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Willis Capital Markets & Advisory hires Senior Vice President in Europe

LONDON, Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Towers Watson, (NASDAQ:WLTW), the leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Ohana as a Senior Vice President of Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA), the firm’s investment banking business.

Based in London, Ohana will join on 31 October, reporting to Brian Shea, Head of WCMA Europe.

Ohana has a distinguished track record of successful multi-billion and mid-market transactions in the financial institutions sector. Ohana worked in the Financial Institutions Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch over 2007-16, most recently as a Director, and before then he was an analyst at HSBC. He holds an MPhil in Economics from Cambridge University and a BSc in Economics from University College London.

Brian Shea, Head of WCMA Europe said: “WCMA provides the world class execution of a bulge bracket bank with superior insurance industry insight. Daniel’s significant experience and strong track record of successful transactions, particularly in the UK insurance sector, will complement the team’s existing strengths and further strengthen our client offering. We are delighted to be welcoming Daniel to our growing WCMA team.”

Daniel Ohana, Senior Vice President, WCMA added:  “I am excited to be joining WCMA, a specialist advisor in the insurance sector, with a strong track record. I look forward to working with the team to deliver solutions to our clients and further advance client coverage.”

WCMA advises clients in the insurance and reinsurance industry on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and insurance-linked securities.

In the last 18 months WCMA has advised on approximately $10 billion in transactions in the global insurance sector, including the purchase of Genworth by China Oceanwide, the purchase of Aurigen by Partner Re, the sale of Brit Plc to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, the sale of Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd to China Minsheng Investment Corp, Ltd. and the sale of CATCo Investment Management Ltd to Markel Corporation.

About Willis Capital Markets & Advisory
Willis Capital Markets & Advisory, with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney, provides advice to companies involved in the insurance and reinsurance industry on a broad array of mergers and acquisition transactions as well as capital markets products, including acting as underwriter or agent for primary issuances, operating a secondary insurance-linked securities trading desk and engaging in general capital markets and strategic advisory work. Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (“WCMA”) is a trade name used by Willis Securities, Inc., a licensed broker dealer authorized and regulated by FINRA and a member of SIPC (“WSI”), Willis Capital Markets & Advisory Limited (Registered number 2908053 and ARBN number 604 264 557), an investment business authorized and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“WCMAL”) and Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (Hong Kong) Limited, a corporation licensed and regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“WCMAL (HK)”).

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 39,000 employees in more than 120 territories. 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. Learn more at


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