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 $25.2 billion of combined assets and $7.6 billion of shareholders’ equity. In 2014 Markel Corporation wrote gross premium of $4.8 billion.

Markel Corporation looks to earn consistent underwriting and operating profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value.

Markel International is an international insurance company which looks after the commercial insurance needs of major businesses, SMEs, professionals and sole traders. Operating through ten divisions and with offices in 17 countries, it underwrites insurance and reinsurance risks through Syndicate 3000 at Lloyd’s, Markel International Insurance Company Limited (MIICL) and Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A.

In 2014, Markel International wrote gross premiums of $1.2 billion and, as at December 31, 2014

Markel International had total assets of $4.3 billion and Markel International Insurance Company had shareholder’s equity of $0.5 billion.

Markel Syndicate 3000 has capacity for 2014 of $0.8 billion.

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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*

A s (Excellent)




A (Excellent)

AA- (Very Strong)

A+ (Strong)

 *Also benefits from ratings for Lloyd's

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Highlights from 2014

  • Markel Corporation operating revenues increased 184% to $5.13 billion reflecting strong growth across its insurance, investing and Markel Ventures operations
  • Strong investment performance with total investment returns of 7% driven by 19% return on equities 
  • Comprehensive income to shareholders of $936 million, drove growth in book value of 14% to $543.96 per share, a a compound annual growth rate over five years of 14%
  • Markel International wrote gross written premiums of $1.2 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 compared to $914 million for the same period in 2013
  • As well as good premium growth as a result of acquired businesses, Markel international saw encouraging levels of organic growth from its UK National Markets business
  • Underwriting performance was good, benefitting from both low levels of catasrophe activity and favourable development of prior year loss reserves