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As post-pandemic equity markets surge, carriers need to examine D&O governance exposure

As of May 2021, heady conditions in the equity markets, combined with a shift toward stocks as the basis for director and officer compensation, are highlighting an area of growing litigation-related risk for both providers of directors and officers (D&O) coverage and their insureds.

Entering a new era of claims

Bo Yu, claims lead at Markel Asia, explains how digital tools and technology are changing the claims landscape and why insurers must stay ahead of this curve.

Civil human trafficking lawsuits: a growing risk for many insureds

It’s increasingly important for businesses to be aware of the impact of certain civil liability provisions on general liability insurers and insureds.

Driving growth in the energy sector

Rohan Davies, divisional managing director of energy at Markel International, explains how his team have spearheaded company growth during these adverse times.

Three reasons why your investment firm needs insurance

Good business practices alone don’t provide adequate protection for investment firms from litigation. Here’s a quick summary of three concepts to take insurance seriously.

Cyber insurance

A cyber attack can be costly and time-consuming. Cyber insurance covers your entire operation, so when things happen in an instant, you're not at a standstill.

Life sciences liability

Expertise with Markel’s life sciences underwriting, claims, and Risk Solution Services teams allow us to partner with you in this ever-evolving industry.

Excess casualty

Our excess casualty insurance team offers flexibility with both lead and excess placements for a range of risks from small business to Fortune 100 companies.


Markel’s Environmental and Energy insurance specialists offer creative insurance solutions with one of the broadest appetites in the industry.

Healthcare liability

For more than 35 years, Markel has provided healthcare professionals across the country with tailored medical professional liability insurance solutions.

Primary casualty

Markel Commercial Primary Casualty Insurance offers flexible and creative solutions and experience to meet your needs for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Financial institutions

Financial institutions insurance tailored for banks, insurance companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, mortgage REITs, and others.


Cyber insurance coverage on a global scale, for the very largest global cyber risks, whether on a co-insurance, excess layer, or primary basis.

Executive liability

Markel’s specialized executive liability insurance and underwriting team offers creative solutions across a broad range of industries to address the risks

Financial institutions

Financial institutions insurance tailored for banks, insurance companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, mortgage REITs, and others.

Architects and engineers

Markel has a specialized architects and engineers professional liability underwriting team committed to providing a wide array of viable and creative solutions.


Markel provides professional liability coverage against claims of malpractice or negligence and is designed to protect lawyers and their firms from financial losses.

Captive agents

Markel underwriters bring meaningful knowledge and experience to the specialized needs of captive agents with a valuable E&O insurance product.

Agents and brokers

Markel’s agents and brokers E&O coverage applies to a broad range of insurance-related activities tailored to specific needs.

Miscellaneous errors and omissions

Our program addresses the professional liability needs of many professional service firms and responds to their unique exposures.