Markel International News

Markel to Set Up Munich-Based Subsidiary in Preparation for Brexit

Markel Corp. announced it plans to apply for regulatory approval to establish an insurance company in Germany to ensure that whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations it will be able to meet the insurance needs of clients in the …

MGA Pen Underwriting & Markel Partner to Offer UK Equine Cover

Pen Underwriting has formed a new strategic partnership with specialist insurer Markel International to further consolidate Pen’s presence in the UK equestrian market and drive the company’s product innovation in the sector. Markel is an established and leading name in …

Markel Int’l Singapore Taps Munich Re’s Fordham as Marine Liability U/W

Markel International Singapore, the specialist insurer, has appointed Colin Fordham as a senior marine liability underwriter based in Singapore. Fordham joins from the Munich Re syndicate on the Lloyd’s Asia Platform, where he held the same position, and brings with …

Markel Canada Buys Remaining 50% Stake in Allsport

Markel Canada, the Toronto-based subsidiary of Markel International, has acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in Allsport Insurance Marketing Ltd. Allsport is an incorporated managing general agent (MGA) specializing in providing insurance to Canadians for sports, leisure and recreation activities. …

Markel International’s Trade Credit Team Opens for Business in Canada

Markel International, the specialist insurer and subsidiary of Markel Corp., is aiming to develop its trade credit and political risk business in Canada. Business will be underwritten by Markel Canada on Lloyd’s Syndicate 3000 paper. Markel Canada, established in 1966, …

Markel International Launches Surety Business; Team Leaders Appointed

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer and Markel Corp. subsidiary, has launched a surety offering, following the appointment Damian Manning to head the new team and David Chandler as senior underwriter. The business will initially focus on opportunities in the …

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 …