Three Appointed At Elliott Special Risks

Markel International, Canada, September 30, 2014 – Elliott Special Risks, the specialist insurer, has appointed Clive Fernandes as vice president of the central region, Tony Picciano as vice president of the eastern region and Marisa Chau as underwriter to the central region EIL team.

30/09/2014

Markel International Appoints Leroy Almeida to Head Dubai Office

Markel International, London, September 24, 2014 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Leroy Almeida to head up its office in Dubai.

24/09/2014

Markel’s James Hastings wins Young Underwriter of the Year Award at Insurance Insider Honours

Markel International, London, September 12, 2014 --- James Hastings, managing director of Markel International’s professional & financial risks division, has been declared Young Underwriter of the Year at the 2014 Insurance Insider Honours awards. Entrants for the category had to be under 35 on December 31, 2013.

12/09/2014

The Markel Insurance Challenge at Hever Castle

Markel International, London, August 28, 2014 --- On Saturday 27 September, Markel International, the specialist insurer, will host its annual triathlon challenge at the finale of The Castle Triathlon Series’ at Hever Castle, and invites those in the insurance industry to take part.

28/08/2014

Abbey Tax Protection acquires leading R&D specialists HowarthLynch

Markel International, London, August 11, 2014 --- Abbey Tax Protection, the tax fee protection division of the Abbey Protection Group, has acquired Sheffield based HowarthLynch, one of the UK’s leading providers of R&D tax consultancy services to SMEs throughout the UK.

11/08/2014

Markel Q2 2014 Results

Markel International, London, August 7 , 2014 --- Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) reported book value per common share outstanding of $511.28 at June 30, 2014, up 7% from $477.16 at December 31, 2013. Comprehensive income to shareholders was $250.6 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to a comprehensive loss to shareholders of $149.1 million for the second quarter of 2013. Comprehensive income to shareholders was $480.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $108.6 million for the same period of 2013. Diluted net income per share was $2.66 for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 compared to $2.24 for the second quarter of 2013. Diluted net income per share was $8.91 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $10.79 for the same period of 2013.

07/08/2014

Markel applies for Dubai insurance licence

Markel International, London, July 30, 2014 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has applied to the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to establish a company to operate within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

30/07/2014

Markel sponsors Champions Challenge for the Injured Jockeys Fund

Markel International, Goodwood, July 30, 2014 – Markel International, the specialist insurer, announced today at the Glorious Goodwood meeting, that it will sponsor a special event at the London International Horse Show at Olympia on 19 December, to raise money for the Injured Jockey’s Fund.

30/07/2014

Markel to Underwrite Trade Credit Insurance in the U.S.

London, June 27, 2014 -- Markel Corporation will begin underwriting trade credit insurance in its New York office in July 2014. Policies will be underwritten on an admitted basis, utilizing two Markel insurance companies, Markel American Insurance Company and Markel Insurance Company. Financial strength and credit ratings are available on our corporate web site (www.markelcorp.com/About-Markel/Investor-Relations). Products may not be available in all states

27/06/2014

Markel Sponsors England Cricketer Sam Robson

Markel International, London, June 16, 2014 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has signed a sponsorship deal with batsman Sam Robson, who has just started his England career in the Sri Lankan Test at Lord’s.

16/06/2014