Lloyd's broker Lockton has taken its first steps into the Nordic regions by opening an office in Norway.

The Norway operation is being headed by ex-Marsh broker Cato Aamodt, with plans to hire a team of nine from 1 September.

The team will be focus on professional and financial lines, risk management services and will also have an affinity capability.

Stephen Reid, COO of Risk Solutions said: "Our investment in Cato and the rest of the associates in Oslo represents a significant step forward for Lockton and we have every confidence in their ability to grow a business in Norway based on the principals that have made Lockton successful during the past 45 years."