Markel International News

Markel International Launches Fintech Insurance for Asian Market

Markel International, the specialist insurer, has unveiled a fintech policy offering comprehensive protection for businesses in the financial technology sector in Asia, having successfully launched it in the UK early last year. Simon Moi, senior underwriter and head of professional …

Markel to Acquire UK Building Services Insurer EC Insurance Co.

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer and Markel Corp. subsidiary, plans to acquire the business of EC Insurance Co. Ltd. (ECIC). Sevenoaks, England-based ECIC, whose ultimate parent is the Electrical Contractors’ Association, provides a wide range of insurance products for …

Markel Taps Sompo Canopius’ Holcroft as Contract Frustration & Political Risk U/W

Markel International, the the London-based specialist insurer and Markel Corp. subsidiary, has appointed Alex Holcroft as political risk underwriter in Singapore. He joins the existing trade credit and political risk team serving the Asia Pacific region and will report to …

Markel Names HDFC Ergo’s Mathur to Lead Entry into India with Lloyd’s Platform

Specialist insurer Markel International has appointed Deepika Mathur to lead its entry into the Indian market. Capacity will be provided by Markel’s Syndicate 3000 at Lloyd’s and business will be written through the Lloyd’s India platform, based in Mumbai. The …

Matthews Joins Markel International Trade Credit Team in Singapore

Markel International, a specialist insurer, has appointed Dillon Matthews as trade credit underwriter and senior risk analyst in Singapore, in a move to strengthen and broaden its Asia Pacific resources. Matthews will focus on expanding Markel’s trade credit business in …

Markel Combines Wholesale & Global Divisions in Bid to Enhance Efficiency

Markel Corp., in a bid to boost innovation and competitiveness, combined its Wholesale and Global arms into one entity to be known as Markel Assurance. Wholesale consists of excess and surplus lines and Global Insurance handles complex, risk managed accounts. …

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. …