Liberty appoints chief

Liberty Syndicate Management appointed Nick Metcalf as its new chief executive, following the departure of Sean Dalton in July 2006. Metcalf joins from Arch Insurance Group. First published on 19 October

Endurance appointment

Patrick Aeschbacher will join Endurance Worldwide Reinsurance to lead further development of its reinsurance business in Asia and Australia. Aeschbacher was most recently at Converium’s chief under-writing officer, Asia Pacific. First published on 19 October

APC extends scheme

Commercial insurance under-writing agency APC extended its delegated binding authority property owners’ scheme to include brokers in Northern Ireland. First published on 18 October

Joint hull chair named

Simon Stonehouse, hull underwriter at Brit Insurance, was elected chairman of the joint hull committee. He succeeds Peter McIntosh.First published on 18 October

Willis launches D&O tool

Willis launched a proprietary analytical tool that provides decision support to clients designing D&O programmes. The broker said the analysis was more quantitative and client-specific than traditional benchmarking. First published on 18 October

German move for Admiral

Admiral group expanded into Germany, trading under the name of AdmiralDirekt. The group said various marketing campaigns will be tested over the coming months and volumes would initially be small. First published on 17 October