Marsh & McLennan, the world’s top insurance broker and the parent company of No. 6 mutual fund company Putnam Investments, saw an 83-cents-per-share profit for the first quarter to $446 million, up from 81 cents a share and $443 million last year.

The numbers include the fees Putnam was forced to pay April 8 as part of its settlement in the mutual fund scandal, something the mother company wants to put in its past. Also included is a $278 million insurance settlement related to the disaster at the World Trade Center, the company said.

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