Willis Group Holdings PLC was incorporated in Ireland on September 24, 2009. On March 17, 2011, the Company issued senior notes in a registered public offering. The Company provides insurance brokerage, reinsurance and risk management consulting services to its clients. It provides both specialized risk management advisory and consulting services to clients in specific industrial and commercial activities, and services to corporates through its retail operations. The Company organizes its business into three segments: North America and International, which together comprise its retail operations, and Global. Global business provides specialist brokerage and consulting services to clients arising from specific industries and activities including Willis Re, Facultative, UK Insurance, Willis Capital Markets and Advisory and risk & Analytics. The Company competes with Marsh & McLennan and Aon, the two other providers of risk management services, as well as with numerous specialist, regional and local firms. The Company's business activities are subject to legal requirements and governmental and quasi-governmental regulatory supervision in virtually all countries in which it operates.