NWD share issue
NWD Group has raised £600,000 before expenses following a placing of 600 million new ordinary shares of 0.1p each.

D&G stake sold
Standard Life has disposed of a 0.11% share in Domestic & General, reducing its stake to 1.4 million shares, or 3.9%

L&G in Goshawk
Legal & General has acquired an extra 750,000 shares, or 0.4%, in Goshawk, increasing its stake to 7.3 million shares, or 4.2%

New Hiscox man
Hiscox Syndicate 33 has appointed James Christopherson, formerly of the Willis Group, as its new e-commerce development director.

Cardiff-based Composite Legal Expenses pre-tax profits for the year ending December 2002 were £2.13m, against £463,758 in 2001.