Financial information

Markel International is a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company for insurance and investment operations around the world, that trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MKL), has $25.8 billion of combined assets and $8.5 billion of shareholders’ equity. In 2016 Markel Corporation wrote gross premium of $4.8 billion.

Markel International is an international insurance company which looks after the commercial insurance needs of major businesses, SMEs, professionals and sole traders. Operating through six divisions and with offices across the UK, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Markel International’s insuring entities include Syndicate 3000, Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A. and Markel International Insurance Company Limited.

Markel International also manages the business of Abbey Protection Group which provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal, tax and human resources consultancy services. 

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Our ratings


A. M. Best


Standard & Poor's 

Markel International Insurance Company Limited

 A (Excellent)

A+ (Strong)

 A (Strong)

Syndicate 3000* / Lloyd's

A (Excellent)

 AA- (Very Strong)

A+ (Strong)

 *Benefits from ratings for Lloyd’s

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Highlights from 2016

  • Markel Corporation operating revenues were exceeded $5.6 billion and comprehensive income $667 million, while book value per common share at $606.30, was up 8%,  reflecting a five year compound annual growth of 11%
  • Celebrated 30 years as a public company with a compound annual growth rate in book value per share of 19% since its public offering
  • Markel International wrote gross premiums of about $1.0 billion
  • Completed acquisition of Galleon, a London based MGA that specialises in marine professional indemnity and cargo liability business 
  • Simplified its wholesale business structure, reducing the number of operating divisions from seven to three