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
The term ‘single customer view’ has been a buzzword for a number of years now, but how close it is to being a reality in insurance? With this in mind, Post, in association with Marklogic, held a roundtable to discuss the importance of SCV, and how to…
The insurance sector must remain vigilant to challengers, be they data giants like Google and Amazon, or nimble insurtechs. Especially given that some already hold such rich data. So how can incumbents take on potential usurpers? Is now the time to take…
Can a niche insurance user experience be scaled to drive revenue growth? Post, in association with EXL, gathered together a number of insurance industry experts to explain how
Markel is to buy the world’s largest manager of insurance-linked securities, Nephila Holdings.
The Supreme Court ruling in Pimlico Plumbers, granting employment rights to a gig worker, might lead to an increase or a shift in liability claims. But it also opens up a door for new products as gig economy platforms will want to cover their new…
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Markel has been granted a license by BaFin, the German federal financial supervisory authority, to establish an insurance company in Germany.
As professional sportspeople complain about their insufficient cover for career-ending injuries, insurers fear a surge in claims from contact sports
Zoo insurance is a niche market, with only a few underwriters and brokers, all very much focused on managing a ferocious variety of risks for visitors, staff and animals.
The starting question had far reaching implications: “In 2030, what will the world need protecting from?” To answer that, five cross-industry teams explored the issues involved in an industry innovation challenge.