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 $25.0 billion of combined assets and $7.8 billion of shareholders’ equity. In 2015 Markel Corporation wrote gross premium of $4.6 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 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. 

MIICL is licensed for insurance in all EU and numerous other overseas territories while Syndicate 3000 benefits from Lloyd’s global licences and can write insurance and reinsurance worldwide.

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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Markel International Insurance Company Limited

 A (Excellent)

A+ (Strong)

 A (Strong)

Syndicate 3000* / Lloyd's

A (Excellent)

 AA- (Very Strong)

A+ (Strong)

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Highlights from 2015

  • Markel Corporation operating revenues were $5.4 billion and comprehensive income $232.7 million, while book value per common share at $561.23, was up 3%, reflecting a five year compound annual growth of 11%
  • While volumes declined, record underwriting profits of $429.6 million, up from $177.6 million, delivered a combined ratio of 89% compared with 95% for the previous year
  • Markel International wrote gross premiums of $1.1 billion. Its underwriting performance remained strong, with an improved combined ratio, supported by releases from redundant prior years’ loss reserves
  • It developed a five year plan for its wholesale business to strengthen its position as a top quartile specialist insurance player for commercial brokers and for its national markets business to be a significantly larger, more scalable and more profitable business, positioned as a sector specialist and a leader in liability insurance  
  • The PRA approved its Solvency II model, one of the few companies to get such approval