Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA), the insurance & reinsurance capital markets, investment banking and insurance-linked securities (ILS) facilitating unit of Willis Towers Watson, has rebranded and renamed itself to Willis Towers Watson Securities.
The new brand will bring together all of the Willis Towers Watson broker-dealer services across the group under the WTW Securities brand, providing its clients with seamless access to securities products and solutions.
The services offered by Willis Towers Watson Securities combine industry knowledge with analytical expertise, across strategic advisory, capital raising and insurance-linked securities (ILS) areas of insurance and reinsurance markets. Re/ insurance M&A and capital markets execution capabilities remain at the core of the unit, alongside analytical, actuarial, brokerage, rating agency and risk management consulting.
The unit will also work alongside other Willis Towers Watson Group units, to provide access to investment banking and securities expertise and execution abilities.
Willis Towers Watson Securities is involved in many catastrophe bond transactions, as well as a range of other convergence and collateralised reinsurance arrangements, where investment banking structuring and bookrunning skills are required, and also assists ILS fund managers with their structures.
Rafal Walkiewicz, CEO, Willis Towers Watson Securities commented on the news; “We are excited to be launching the new platform. Willis Towers Watson Securities’ clients will benefit from greater access to world class investment banking and securities expertise combined with specialist in-depth insight into the insurance industry. Our unique position in the market allows us to combine the investment banking services of Willis Towers Watson Securities with the advisory strength of the wider Willis Towers Watson group to place our clients at the forefront of industry innovation.”
Carl Hess, Head of Willis Towers Watson’s Investment, Risk and Reinsurance segment (IRR), added; “Capital markets play an increasingly prominent role in the insurance value chain and Willis Towers Watson is at the forefront of this innovation. As a trusted strategic advisor to our clients, we strive to give them seamless access to a full suite of products and services. Our world class securities and investment banking platform is an important component of our value proposition.”