Speculation around Gibraltar-based Markerstudy's acquisition plans increased, following its recruitment of Fresh Insurance Services' distribution network head, Gary Collins. Markerstudy's group chief executive, Kevin Spencer, stated he was unable to discuss any planned acquisitions due to non-disclosure agreements, but agreed that the company was acquisitive, having purchased 13 brokers over the past 18 months. Lisa McPherson, managing director of Fresh Insurance, said the company was not in neg