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  • Any ex AJG guys out there? Can anyone tell me how branch manager's compensation is structured. Is it salary and bonus, tied to branch's gross or some other formula based on profit? What about for a regional or state director? Any guidance would be appreciated.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • v jain...from india...and chooses to outsource to india.
    we are seeing too many of these decisions that seem patriotic and business driven. Was there ever a biz case prepared to explore other options. there seems to be just one mantra...send jobs to india. I wonder if there's any kickback scheme behind all these? concerned investor.

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    by beendoingthisawhile May 19, 2014 10:04 PM

    but insiders are selling.

  • Anyone out there?
    I started buying this co a couple of years ago 100 shs here and there when I make some gain on other sales, now its looking like a pretty big position for me.
    Any thoughts on the long term? I know the BH buyout rumor has been floating for a long while. Can they keep buying agencies and for how long? It's a rather large company now and they definately have a plan but just getting bigger at some point runs out of gas.
    Could get the divi up a bit and become a top solid income play?
    Anyhow, like to hear thoughts.

  • I have been reading a lot about AJG and the impressive inorganic growth story. And while I agree that in the short run the inorganic growth can certainly support the stock/company, I am extremely bearish over the long run about AJG as a company and as a stock. I know an insider in the northeast who has been telling me about the absolute nightmare story regarding the firm's inability to write any organic new business. And not only are have they found it impossible to write any new business, they are losing almost all of their large risk management accounts in the NYC office to competitors. There is a major culture and management issue within this company (I'm told a new management guy in the northeast has been a disaster culturally) and I think if any good analyst really paid attention and asked for more details about the firm's ability to actually book meaningful organic new business, they'd find that when the acquisitions dry up, AJG is in major trouble. They will be an acquisition or merger target for large(r) P&C brokers shortly after the inorganic growth ends. The long term is bleak for AJG.

    Would be interested in the opinion of anyone else. Or would love to hear from someone who works at AJG.

    Sentiment: Sell

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