Date: 07/11/2015

Markel Solvency II model approved by PRA

Markel International, London, December 5, 2015 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has received approval from the Prudential Regulation Authority to use its internal model to calculate the Solvency Capital Requirement for its London insurance company, Markel International Insurance Company Ltd from 1 January 2016. Markel is one of the few UK insurance companies to have achieved this.

Internal model approval has also been given to Lloyd’s and, as a result, both Markel’s London insurance company and its Lloyd’s syndicate will benefit from the use of internal models, rather than using the standard formula.

William Stovin, president of Markel International, said: “We are delighted our model has been approved by the PRA. It’s a real achievement and is a resounding endorsement of our management, our controls and our capitalisation.”


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Notes to Editors:

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