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Aon's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Aon (AON)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 03, 2012 8:30 am ET


Gregory C. Case - Chief Executive Officer, President, Executive Director and Member of Executive Committee

Christa Davies - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President


Raymond Iardella - Macquarie Research

Keith F. Walsh - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Brian Meredith - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Michael Nannizzi - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Dan Farrell - Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division

Adam Klauber - Macquarie Research

Jay Gelb - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Yaron Kinar - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Meyer Shields - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division

Michael Zaremski - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division



Good morning, and thank you for holding. Welcome to Aon Corporation's Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] I would also like to remind all parties that this call is being recorded and that it is important to note that some of the comments in today's call may constitute certain statements that are forward-looking in nature as defined by the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated. Information concerning risk factors that could cause such differences are described in the press release covering our fourth quarter results, as well as having been posted on our website. Now it is my pleasure to turn the call over to Greg Case, President and CEO of Aon Corporation. Thank you, sir. You may begin.

Gregory C. Case

Thank you, Leslie, and good morning, everyone, and welcome to our fourth quarter conference call. Joining me here today is our CFO, Christa Davies. To begin, we finished the year with a quarter that was both challenging and exciting for our firm, challenging in a sense that the macroeconomic and industry pressure continues to be felt in many markets around the globe, albeit at a lesser pace, exciting in a sense that we took significant steps to substantially strengthen our global firm for long-term growth and value creation, including the proposed relocation of our corporate headquarters to London.

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