The industry has found itself under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, one area where it should be singing its praises is life sciences. Post investigates how brokers and insurers have supported the quest for…
With analysts cautioning the Covid crunch will begin to bite insurers in the second quarter of 2020, Post investigates what impact the coronavirus pandemic has already had in the first quarter
Markel International has stopped writing wholesale personal accident and contingency insurance as its refocuses the PACE portfolio exclusively on entertainment with immediate effect.
Pricing momentum towards a hard insurance and reinsurance market will continue with the coronavirus crisis acting as a catalyst for steeper rate increases, industry executives have said.
Business interruption, the British Insurance Awards shortlist and Q1 results kept us busy this week, but it was a move by biggest-broker-in-waiting Aon that grabbed the most attention.
Markel yesterday confirmed its event cancellation book includes Wimbledon and the Olympics, while it will also pay out on some UK business interruption claims.
Markel has posted a $1.4bn (£1.13bn) loss for the first quarter of 2020 blaming “significant volatility in the equity markets” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A judge has ruled against Markel and ordered it to pay damages of £16m in a long-running dispute with lender UK Acorn Finance.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson may be the Brexiteers’ main man, but can he also deliver the goods when it comes to caring for the UK’s growing elderly population?
As Markel International gears up for more growth across its national markets business and looks to build on its presence in Europe, Jen Frost spoke to Markel International president William Stovin about the history of the business and why Brexit has…
Markel International has streamlined the leadership of its wholesale operation by appointing James Hastings as managing director of wholesale, only days after it reshuffled its global strategy management team.
Markel International national markets director Simon Wilson has been appointed as managing executive of global strategy for insurance operations at the insurer’s US-based parent, the Markel Corporation.
Insurance firms could face further disruption, after Extinction Rebellion activists shut down roads around the City of London yesterday in a bid to raise awareness of climate “inaction”.
Having joined Markel as an underwriting administration assistant as a law graduate in 2015, Lucy Horrocks has gone on to help get the insurer's award-winning prompt response team off the ground.
A High Court Ruling concerning a school fire hit headlines in 2018 putting into doubt the worth of project policies in the construction sector. With little hope of any immediate clarity, the demand from contractors for Contractors All Risks insurance in…
Markel has sold its Brazilian subsidiary to its existing executive team following a strategic review.
In the biggest news of the week the Supreme Court didn’t hold back when it ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s advice to HM The Queen that parliament should be prorogued was unlawful.
Markel International has promoted three of its claims leadership team, with a view to giving parts of the business more specialised management.
Lloyd’s syndicates placed 60.2% of in-scope risks electronically during the second quarter of 2019, surpassing the 50% target set in December.
Allianz was among the big winners at the 25th British Insurance Awards at the Royal Albert Hall scooping three individual awards including General Insurer of the Year.
Abbey Protection Group and its associated branding, including Abbey Legal Before the Event Services, has rebranded to Markel.
Trade credit insurer Atradius has forecast that global insolvencies are set to rise for the first time in 10 years, with the UK facing the highest increase of all advanced markets.
Insurers are coming up with ways to get round obstacles to doing business in Europe after Brexit