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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.

Shareholder board diversity: New legal and legislative challenges

As many corporations publicly express their commitment to gender and racial diversity, some shareholders have filed lawsuits alleging companies are failing to achieve diversity at the executive leadership and board levels. Learn how litigation and legislation could impact future D&O (directors and officers) underwriting decisions.

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.

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.

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.

Everything costs more: potential inflationary impacts on property claims costs

Recent economic inflation is driving up repair costs and replacement costs, threatening to leave property owners underinsured.

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.


From individual local contractors to the largest ENR construction companies, our team knows how to protect construction-based business.


Markel provides customized-insurance solutions to some of the largest infrastructure programs in the country from bridges, dams, powerplants and everything in between.

Financial institutions

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

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.

Contract binding

Our contract binding investment in technology and process improvement allows us to effectively respond to the needs of our partners.

Inland marine

Markel provides a high level of knowledge and experience in commercial inland marine insurance with a variety of industry classes for businesses with commercial exposure.

Ocean marine

Markel is an industry leader in ocean marine insurance with more than 35 years of underwriting experience. Our claims team will help clients recover from a loss with efficiency.


With more than 30 years of underwriting experience in the railroad industry, we have a solid understanding of the market.

Trade credit

Our trade credit insurance team provides insurance coverage to protect business security and confidence.

Commercial and risk management property

We offer the coverage you need as well as provide you the loss control guidance and excellent customer service to help manage your commercial property insurance.


Worldwide coverage against physical damage, business interruption and contingency losses directly caused by acts of war, terrorism, and political violence.

Political risk

Our political risk insurance team works with clients to manage their cross-border portfolios and overseas investments with tailored, specialist policies.

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.