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Question 1: As of July 2008, the company placed third in the world among insurance brokers by brokerage revenues, behind Marsh & McLennan and ________[3]
Brunswick CorporationFortune BrandsBoeingAon Corporation

Question 2: It was formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange, and was once a constituent of the ________, but it is now instead listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Lloyds Banking GroupFTSE 100 IndexBarclaysImperial Tobacco

Question 3: [4] It was first listed on the ________ in 1976 as Willis Faber.
London Stock ExchangeUnited KingdomEnglandPound sterling

Question 4: It expanded into the ________ in 1990 when it merged with Corroon & Black (founded as R. A. Corroon & Co. in 1905) to form the Willis Corroon Group.
PhilippinesUnited StatesCanadaAlaska

Question 5: Willis moved into the Willis Building, its new ________ headquarters, in May 2008.

Question 6: The company was founded by Henry Willis in ________ in 1828, and initially operated as Henry Willis & Co.[4] In 1898 it merged with Faber Brothers (founded in 1886) to form Willis Faber,[4] and then in 1928 it merged with Dumas & Wylie (founded in 1843) to create Willis, Faber & Dumas.

Question 7: [7] It was the world's tallest building from 1974 until 1996, when it was surpassed by the Petronas Towers in ________.
BangkokBeijingJakartaKuala Lumpur

Question 8: As an insurance broker, the company acts as an intermediary between its clients and insurance carriers, advising its clients on risk management requirements, helping them determine the best way to manage ________, and negotiating and placing insurance risk with insurance carriers.
RiskUncertaintyFinancial riskProbability

Question 9: [4] In 1998 in a leveraged buyout the Company was acquired by Trinity Acquisition on behalf of ________,[4] and in 1999 the name Willis Group was adopted.
TPG CapitalBlackstone GroupKohlberg Kravis RobertsApollo Management

Question 10: Willis Group Holdings announced plans in 2009 to relocate its headquarters from ________ to Ireland.
Cayman IslandsBermudaBritish Virgin IslandsAnguilla


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