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WHO WE ARE

Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. We help clients quantify and manage risk – and help them unlock new opportunities for growth.

Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. In more than 130 countries, our experts help clients to anticipate, quantify, and more fully understand the range of risks they face. In today’s increasingly uncertain global business environment, Marsh helps clients to thrive and survive.

We work with clients of all sizes to define, design, and deliver innovative solutions to better quantify and manage risk. To every client interaction we bring a powerful combination of deep intellectual capital, industry-specific expertise, global experience, and collaboration. We offer risk management, risk consulting, insurance broking, alternative risk financing, and insurance programme management services.

Since 1871 clients have relied on Marsh for trusted advice, to represent their interests in the marketplace, make sense of an increasingly complex world, and help turn risks into new opportunities for growth. Our more than 30,000 colleagues work on behalf of our clients, who are enterprises of all sizes in every industry, and include businesses, government entities, multinational organisations, and individuals around the world.

We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and people. With 60,000 colleagues worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $13 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies also include global leaders Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman.

Our client base is extremely diverse, including small and large businesses, public entities, associations, professional services organisations, and private individuals. Originally formed as Mathews, Mulcahy & Sutherland in the 1940s, we have evolved to our current status through dynamic organic growth and selective mergers and acquisitions with a number of other leading broking firms such as Johnson and Higgins, BRW, and Sedgwick Dineen.

In Ireland, Marsh has offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick.

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The History of Marsh

Marsh has a rich heritage, spanning 145 years. Over our long and distinguished history, we have built up an incredible knowledge base to address tomorrow’s most challenging risks.

Under the name Marsh & McLennan Companies, Marsh has existed since 1871 and has been a pioneer in risk and insurance services for more than 140 years. Throughout, we have demonstrated our industry leadership in numerous ways.

  • We introduced the concept of the insurance broker acting as a buyer of insurance on behalf of clients, rather than as a seller of insurance. Today, we continue to add new value for clients through innovative insurance programmes and efficient placement processes.
  • We pioneered the concept of self-insurance, with associated risk management actions to mitigate exposures.
  • We were the first broker to send risk experts to a catastrophe site - San Francisco in the aftermath of the earthquake. We are leaders today in evaluating catastrophe risk for clients and using the latest catastrophe modelling techniques.
  • We arranged the first 'space-bound' life insurance coverage for Mercury astronauts. Currently, Marsh has the largest Aviation account world-wide.
  • We introduced a suite of merger and acquisition solutions covering tax opinions, representations and warranties, and litigation buyouts to facilitate transactions and enhance their value. In 2005, our market-leading Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions (PEMA) Practice were advisers to over 400 deals in Europe.
Our Values

Marsh conducts business consistent with the highest ethical and professional standards and will not tolerate behaviour that deviates from those standards. We will act with integrity, honesty, courage and mutual respect.

We would like to highlight our Company's strong commitment to operating with a culture of the highest ethical standards and to restate our opposition to acts of bribery and corruption, whether committed by us or anyone associated with us.

The Greater Good, Marsh & McLennan Companies' Code of Conduct, is a significant part of Marsh's culture and makes clear that we expect our colleagues to behave with integrity at all times. The Code says:

"We will conduct business consistent with the highest ethical and professional standards and we will not tolerate behaviour that deviates from those standards. We will act with integrity, honesty, courage, and mutual respect."

The subject of bribery and corruption remains high profile globally, while at home our regulator continues to act against those firms which lack the appropriate controls.

Whether we are working with a client, colleague, or supplier, any actual or perceived acts of bribery would be seriously detrimental to our business and counter to our expected behaviour as set out inThe Greater Good.

Our obligations extend more widely than simply refusing to offer or accept a bribe. We must all be transparent and reasonable when giving or receiving gifts and entertainment, and convey our expectations to any third party with whom we do business that they are to uphold the same standards of anti-bribery and corruption when working on our behalf.

By being mindful of the clear ethical standards in The Greater Good and the anti-bribery and corruption guidance and training issued to all Marsh colleagues, we should all be clear about the Company's expectations and reduce the risks of bribery and corruption.

All our colleagues and clients are invited to read our Code of Conduct, The Greater Good.