Founded in 1878, Watson Wyatt Worldwide is a global consulting firm that specializes in the areas of employee benefits, human capital strategies, technology solutions, and insurance and financial services. Its principal operating subsidiary, Watson Wyatt & Company, is a human capital consulting firm with operations worldwide. Watson Wyatt Worldwide also owns and operates Watson Wyatt Brans & Company, Heissmann and Oakbridge Consulting Group. Watson Wyatt Worldwide provides employee benefit programs management, employee retention and reward strategies development, government consulting, retirement planning, investment advisory, outsourcing and data services. Additionally, it offers consulting services in the areas of group benefits, health care, actuarial practices, mergers and acquisitions, sales growth and pension plans. Headquartered in Arlington, Va., Watson Wyatt Worldwide employs approximately 7,000 associates in over 30 countries.