Aon Announces New Brazil Operation

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NU Online News Service, Jan. 18, 1:59 p.m.EST?Aon Corp. brokerage in Chicago announced formation ofAon Affinity Latin America. The organization will be headquarteredin Sao Paulo, Brazil.[@@]

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Aon said it has already established a presence in the Brazilianaffinity marketplace through Aon Affinity do Brazil.

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The company said Aon Affinity Latin America will serve clientsthroughout South and Central America, with an immediate focus onthe growing market for insurance products in Mexico, Argentina andColombia.

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Kevin Garvin, chief executive of Aon's Affinity InsuranceServices Inc., said, "Our strategy of bringing insurance productsto groups of like-minded individuals is one that has workedextremely well in Brazil. Through the launch of Aon Affinity LatinAmerica, we aim to bring the same client-centric discipline toserve affinity groups throughout the region."

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Aon Affinity Latin America will be headed by Jose Carlos Macedodos Santos, who has been named president of the new enterprise.

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Mr. Macedo said the plan is "to replicate the systems andprocesses that enabled us to build a customer base of more thanthree million in Brazil. By leveraging the infrastructure and bestpractices, we will be able to bring client-centric solutions tothese new marketplaces."

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