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Markel appoints Jessica Cardoso to new role in Bermuda

22nd November 2022

Markel has said that Jessica Cardoso has been appointed head of office for Markel Bermuda in addition to her current role of senior director and head of Bermuda errors and omissions. As head of office for Markel Bermuda, Cardoso will continue to help grow Markel's Bermuda presence and will be responsible ... Read the full article

Markel International expands Hong Kong presence with new office

21st November 2022

Markel International has announced that it has moved to a larger office in Hong Kong and has appointed specialist underwriters in financial lines and marine to its experienced team. The new office upgrade signals the firms aim to develop and grow its specialist expertise within the region. The firms Hong Kong office ... Read the full article

WTW collaborates with LSM & Markel on digital commercial insurance platform

17th November 2022

WTW has collaborated with Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) and Markel to launch the pilot phase of a new digital commercial insurance platform. The venture between the three companies will aim to help improve connectivity, giving brokers flexible trading options and insurers speed and scale. Using globally-recognised data standards, WTW noted that the ... Read the full article

Gayner to become sole CEO of Markel in January, as Whitt retires

17th November 2022

US re/insurer Markel Corporation has announced that Thomas S. Gayner, currently Co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the company, is set to take over as its sole CEO upon the retirement of Co-CEO Richard R. Whitt on January 1st, 2023. Also effective on that date, Jeremy A. Noble, Senior Vice President and ... Read the full article

Markel prepared to walk away from poorly priced business: Co-CEO Whitt

3rd November 2022

Markel Co-CEO Richie Whitt has asserted that his company is “prepared to walk away from business that is not adequately priced” as it contends with inflationary pressures and a volatile investment market. Markel reported a comprehensive loss of $367.4 million for the third quarter of 2022, due mainly to investment ... Read the full article

Markel falls to $367m loss on investment volatility

2nd November 2022

US re/insurer Markel Corporation has reported a comprehensive loss of $367.4 million for the third quarter of 2022, due mainly to investment losses and unrealized losses on its fixed maturity portfolio. The loss compares to a positive result of $80.2 million for the same period last year, and brings Markel’s overall ... Read the full article

Markel & Budget Guard partner on equipment maintenance policy

5th October 2022

Budget Guard Holdings, an independently owned insurance agency, has been appointed as the Program Administrator for Markel's stand-alone equipment maintenance insurance policy to its inland marine suite of products. The new equipment maintenance insurance policy offering aims to provide a way for organizations to consolidate multiple equipment service contracts into a ... Read the full article

Markel International boosts wholesale claims leadership team

23rd September 2022

Markel International, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation has announced three senior promotions within its wholesale claims operation. Under the new leadership team, Jonathan Pestell will assume the role of head of claims performance for speciality. Within this role he will focus on driving broker engagement, while identifying areas to strengthen Markel's claims service ... Read the full article

Markel promotes Maxwell to Managing Director, Commercial Excess Wholesale

22nd September 2022

Markel Corporation has announced that Sarah Maxwell has been promoted to Managing Director, Commercial Excess Wholesale, for the Markel Specialty division. Within this new role, she will be responsible for leading the commercial excess wholesale product line. Maxwell will be based in Markel’s Glen Allen, Virginia office, and she will report to Tim ... Read the full article

Jed Rhoads to retire as President & CUO of Markel’s reinsurance division

8th September 2022

Markel Corporation has announced that Jed Rhoads, President, and Chief Underwriting Officer of its Global Reinsurance Division, is retiring at the end of 2022. Rhoads has worked in the industry for more than four decades, having held executive positions with several leading organisations. He joined Markel in 2013 as part of ... Read the full article

Markel appoints Belvedere as Senior Director, Retail Business Development

24th August 2022

Markel Corporation has appointed Chris Belvedere as Senior Director, Retail Business Development. In this role, Belvedere will oversee national business development focusing on retail, particularly with Markel's strategic and national partners. Belvedere brings over fifteen years of experience towards the role. He has worked in previous leadership underwriting roles, where he oversaw ... Read the full article

Markel reports premium growth, but heavy investment loss dents 2022 performance

3rd August 2022

Markel Corporation earned premiums grew 17% in the second quarter of 2022, yet high investment losses have hurt the company’s performance. The re/insurer earned premiums grew to $1.83bn compared to the $1.56bn reported in Q2 2021; according to the re/insurer, this improvement reflects continued growth in gross premium volume from new ... Read the full article

Markel appoints Tim Pasik to lead commercial casualty product lines

22nd July 2022

Markel Corporation has announced that Tim Pasik has been appointed Managing Director, Commercial Casualty Product Lines Leader for Markel Specialty's insurance operations. In his new role, Pasik will provide oversight for Markel Specialty's commercial primary and excess - retail and wholesale - product lines. Alan Rodrigues, Executive Underwriting Officer, Casualty, said: "We're ... Read the full article

Hourly.io appoints Markel’s Jerico Vinsonhaler as Head of Underwriting

19th July 2022

Fast-growing insurtech start-up, Hourly.io has appoint former Markel executive Jerico Vinsonhaler to serve as Head of Underwriting. Within this role, Vinsonhaler will oversee Hourly's overall underwriting strategy, portfolio management, as well as manage its underwriting team. Vinsonhaler spent 20 years at Markel, where she led the firms underwriting strategy. Prior to Markel, she ... Read the full article

Markel forms complex construction team 

1st July 2022

Markel has announced the formation of a new Complex Construction team that will provide coordinated service to major accounts in this industry.  The new Complex Construction team brings together dedicated underwriters and other specialists in areas such as claims and loss control, who are all well positioned to ... Read the full article