This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Towers Watson & Co. - Analyst/Investor Day

And then finally, innovation. We've been working a lot on innovation on opportunities to expand our client base that capitalize on our existing businesses like cross-selling. We have done -- we've conducted several activities to pursue this component in FY '13. We're going to continue with similar moves to reinforce our development into the emerging markets. Of the different opportunities that we see in the marketplace today, there's 4 that we're going to call out that we especially like to talk about today, that's pension de-risking and lump-sum, which is a very important development that affects our Benefits business and also our RFS business. They've actually cut across all of our segments to a greater or lesser degree. U.S. health care and then the consulting and exchange market opportunities that [indiscernible] continue the best within -- in emerging markets.

So let's take a deeper look at some of the growth areas we see. And I'm going to talk a little bit about each of the 4 segments, and where we stand with them. So first of all, revenues in the Benefits segment. They were up 1% last year on a pro forma basis. As organizations sought our help with ongoing benefit cost and risk pressures, an increasingly volatile economy coupled with persistent low-interest environment, and in many countries, a lot of changing regulations. In the Health and Group Benefits area, clients asked our Health and Group Benefits experts to help them efficiently manage their health plans. We responded to multinational companies, sharpened focus on global health and productivity. And we helped U.S. clients reshape their total reward program and make other changes in response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This major piece of legislation affects virtually all U.S. employers, and requires them to make decisions that will significantly affect their employees and the bottom line. And we'll develop that a little bit further.

6 of 8

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,847.30 +127.38 0.72%
S&P 500 2,087.31 +6.90 0.33%
NASDAQ 5,130.6610 +21.9950 0.43%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs