Date: 13/01/2016

Markel makes new contract frustration and political risk insurance appointment

Markel International, London, January 7, 2016 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Nicola Marriage as senior underwriter within its trade credit division. Nicola’s focus will be on further development and expansion of the division’s product portfolio focusing on contract frustration, structured trade credit and political risk offerings. Her appointment means that the team will have a physical presence in Lloyd’s with the division utilising both Lloyd’s and company underwriting platforms.

Nicola joins from Novae, where she worked for over eight years as class underwriter writing a broad portfolio of credit and political risks. Previously, Nicola gained extensive underwriting experience at CIFS and Coface, having started her career as a graduate trainee at Euler Trade Indemnity. 

Ewa Rose, managing director of trade credit, said: “Nicola is well respected in the political risk and trade credit market and has developed a strong reputation as a deal maker and problem solver. We are looking forward to her being part of the team.”

“The development of our contract frustration and political risk business is a natural extension of our offering and gives us a broad product range, which we are looking to expand in the coming months. It will also increase our contact with a broader range of brokers across the market.”         




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About Markel International:

Markel International Limited is a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (MKL). Markel International writes insurance and reinsurance business through eight divisions and through 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. For more information please visit us at