Broughton joins Direct

Steve Broughton, former managing director at Royal & SunAlliance, has been appointed chairman of Direct Group

ABC selects Acturis IT

ABC Insurance selected Acturis as its IT platform for transacting commercial package insurance.

R&SA clarification

Royal & SunAlliance has asked us to clarify that it plans to open market trading sites in Belfast and Ipswich, but not in Liverpool, as it stated last week..

Support for CII initiative

The CII said it had secured a host of high profile industry names to support its Talent Initiative, including Allianz, AXA, Norwich Union and Towergate.

Garrad leaves Riverbourne

Riverbourne Group said sales and market development director David Garrad had left the broker. He will not be replaced.

21st buy for Broker Network

Broker Network Group completed the acquisition of commercial broker Priestley & Partners, its 21st buy. Brian Johnston Insurance Consultants has also become a member of the network.

McCooey join Somerville

Somerville Holdings appointed the former managing director of Lloyd’s underwriting agency Special Risk Services, Sarah McCooey to its management team..

Moody’s upgrades Limit

Moody's upgraded the performance rating of Limit Underwriting to B+ (above average) from B (average).

Equity cancer cover

Equity Insurance Group launched a travel policy, developed to allow people diagnosed with breast cancer access to affordable cover.