Markel International News

Brokers Missing Out on Big Opportunities in Trade Credit Insurance Market

Agents and brokers who are not selling trade credit insurance – also known as receivables insurance – are missing huge opportunities but also opening themselves up to errors and omission (E&O) exposures, according to trade credit insurance experts. Worldwide capacity …

Allied World Europe Acquires Markel Int’l.’s Aviation Renewal Rights

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG and Markel International announced that they have entered into an agreement for Allied to acquire the renewal rights to a book of aviation business written by Lloyd’s Syndicate 1400 and Markel Europe plc. The …

Markel International Names Tun Senior Claims Adjuster

Markel International Limited has appointed Esther Tun as a senior claims adjuster. Tun joins Markel International following earlier appointments as a professional lines claims adjuster at Aspen Insurance UK Limited and at QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited. Reporting to claims manager, …

Markel Promotes Richardson to European Retail Claims Manager

London-based specialty insurer Markel International Limited has appointed Mike Richardson as European retail claims manager. Previously claims manager for Markel International’s UK retail division, a position he held for 10 years, his promotion will now see him responsible for all …

Hastings Joins Markel’s Professional, Financial Risks Unit; Replaces Retired Armes

James Hastings has been appointed managing director of Markel International’s professional and financial risks division in London. He replaces David Armes, who retired in December 2012 after more than 10 years with Markel. James joins Markel from QBE Insurance (Europe) …

Best Affirms Markel International, Lloyd’s Syndicate Ratings; Outlook Stable

A.M. Best Europe – Rating Services Limited has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘A’ (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings of “a+” of UK-based Markel International Insurance Company Limited (MIICL) and Lloyd’s Syndicate 3000. The outlook for all ratings remains …

Best Affirms Markel International’s Ratings; Syndicate 3000; Outlook Stable

A.M. Best Europe – Rating Services Limited has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘A’ (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings of ‘a+’ of UK-based Markel International Insurance Company Limited (MIICL) and Lloyd’s Syndicate 3000. The outlook for all of the …

Markel International Expands in Spain with Barcelona Office

Markel International España, the Spanish operation of the specialist insurer Markel International, has opened an office in Barcelona to work alongside its Madrid office, which opened in 2005. Markel’s business in Spain has “grown significantly” since then, and “this performance, …

Markel Appoints James to North American Property Treaty Reinsurance Team

Specialist insurer Markel International has appointed Nick James to its specialty division as a class underwriter in US and Canada property treaty reinsurance. He will work alongside Robin Ungless and Nick Hillman in London.   James has over 14 years’ …