Markel International News

Markel International to Enter Surety Market in March 2017

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer and subsidiary of Markel Corp., will enter the surety market in March this year, following the appointment of two senior underwriters with over 30 years’ combined experience in the surety and trade credit industries. …

Beazley Joins Markel Livestock Consortium as 5th Member

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer that leads the Lloyd’s livestock consortium, has extended the consortium’s aggregate capacity by signing up Beazley as a fifth member. With co-founders Tokio Marine Kiln, Pembroke and AEGIS London, Markel established the consortium in …

Markel International Taps XL Catlin’s Godfrey as Head of Cargo

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer, has appointed Ryan Godfrey as senior underwriter and head of the cargo team within its marine, energy and property division. He joins senior underwriter Richard Burnett, under marine managing director Chris Fenn. Godfrey has …

Markel International Names Brown & Larson to Equine & Livestock Team

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer, has appointed Lynette Brown as underwriter in its livestock team and Emilie Larson as underwriting assistant for the equine team. Brown has over 10 years’ experience in livestock insurance, most recently as livestock underwriter …

Markel International Taps Beazley’s Maher for U.S. Cyber Market in London

Specialist insurer Markel International has appointed Andrew Maher as senior underwriter, emerging risks, within its specialty and financial lines division. Maher’s focus will be on further development and expansion of the division’s cyber offering which will now be offered to …

Markel Buys Galleon Marine Insurance Agency, London-based MGA

Markel International has acquired Galleon Marine Insurance Agency, the London based MGA that specializes in marine professional indemnity and cargo liability business. Markel Capital Holdings today acquired the issued share capital of Galleon; details of the terms of the agreement …

Markel International Appoints O’Shea as Head of Reinsurance Claims

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer, has appointed Chris O’Shea as head of reinsurance claims. O’Shea will oversee a portfolio of claims including those from the reinsurance teams based in London, Singapore and Latin America, as well as a portfolio …

Markel Leads Lloyd’s Livestock Consortium, Covering Up to $30M Per Location

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer, has joined forces with Tokio Marine Kiln, Pembroke and AEGIS London to lead the Markel livestock consortium, offering cover of up to $30 million per location for livestock risks. The consortium offers larger single …

Markel International Enters Marine Equipment Market with Senior Execs Appointed

Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Andy Lane, senior underwriter, in its newly created marine equipment business, part of its marine, energy and property division. Lane joins David Stallard, underwriter, who started his role earlier in the year. With …

Heaven Moves from Aon to Markel International’s Credit & Political Risk Division

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer and subsidiary of Markel Corp., has appointed Lida Heaven as an underwriter in its trade credit and political risk division. Heaven previously worked as a political risk and structured credit broker at Aon Risk Solutions. …