Markel International, London, March 30, 2017 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, is seeking to develop its trade credit and political risk business in Canada. Business will be underwritten by Markel Canada on Lloyd’s syndicate 3000 paper.
The move reflects the successful development of Markel’s trade credit and political risk business expansion in New York, headed by Phil Amlot and supported by the appointments last year of Arjan van de Wall, business development director and Howard Lee, senior underwriter.
Markel Canada, established in 1966, with offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, will develop business opportunities through its network of Canadian brokers in close cooperation with its specialised trade credit and political risk underwriters in London and New York.
Ewa Rose, managing director of Markel’s trade credit, political risk and surety division said: “We have strong links to the Canadian broking community and we are now able to meet the local needs of national and multinational clients. We will work closely with our broker partners to offer their clients the full range of our trade credit and political risk solutions with the security of a Lloyd’s policy.”