The week's winners
Hardy up 5.9%
Goshawk up 7%
The week's winnersHardy up 5.9%Goshawk up 7%
The week's losersAllianz down 7%Windsor down 6.6%Now could be a good time to keep an eye on Willis. The owners of what must rank as the broking world's highest profile success story of recent years have gone public with their intention to sell off their holding.KKR, the investment group behind Willis, announced an "orderly disposition" of its shares last week. But is now the time to buy? The seers bought in when Willis was floated in June 2001, at $13.50. Since then, the stock has soared 176% to its current level of around $36. As well as boosting liquidity in the stock, the sale could give Willis chief executive Joe Plumeri the chance to further his ambition of making it the world's number one broker.Staying in the US, the Insurance Information Institute surveyed a panel of analysts for its annual forecast of industry fortunes. On the list of potential problems to upset the rather stable apple cart in 2004, lack of discipline came high. That's underwriters' discipline. This led to forecasts for net written premium growth ranging from 5.2% to 10.5%.