Markel International News

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. …

London-Based Markel International Simplifies Structure of Wholesale Business

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer and subsidiary of Markel Corp., has simplified the structure of its wholesale business, reducing the number of operating divisions from seven to three. These three divisions are: 1) marine, energy and property, 2) specialty …

Talbot & Markel Offer D&O Facility in MEA Region with Per-Risk Capacity of $30M

Talbot Underwriting Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings Ltd., has joined forces with specialist insurer Markel International to provide a facility for directors and officers risks in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) marketplace. Offered through Lloyd’s Dubai, …

Markel International Launches Fintech Business Protection Cover

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurance subsidiary of Markel Corp., has launched a policy offering comprehensive protection for businesses in the financial technology (fintech) sector, which includes trading platforms, forex platforms and peer-to-peer crowdfunding sites. In financial services businesses, where …

Markel International Appoints Loader as Senior Underwriter, Marine Trades 

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer, has appointed Steve Loader as senior underwriter, marine trades, in its marine and energy division. Loader joins Markel from RSA Plc where he had been a senior transportation underwriter since 2009 and was responsible …