Financial information

Markel International is a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company for insurance and investment operations around the world, that trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MKL), has $32.8 billion of combined assets and $9.5 billion of shareholders’ equity. In 2017 Markel Corporation wrote gross premium of $5.5 billion.

Markel International is an international insurance company which looks after the commercial insurance needs of major businesses, SMEs, professionals and sole traders. Operating through five divisions and with offices in 17 countries, it underwrites insurance and reinsurance risks through Syndicate 3000 at Lloyd’s, Markel International Insurance Company Limited (MIICL), Markel Insurance SE., Markel Seguradora do Brasil S.A. and Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A.

MIICL is licensed for insurance in all EU and numerous other overseas territories while Syndicate 3000 benefits from Lloyd’s global licences and can write insurance and reinsurance worldwide.

Markel International also manages the business of Abbey Protection Group which provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal and tax consultancy services.


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View our latest annual reports for Markel International Insurance Company Limited and Markel Syndicate 3000

View our latest annual report for Markel Corporation

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View our latest SFCR for Markel International Insurance Company, Switzerland Branch

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Our ratings


A. M. Best


Standard & Poor's 

Markel International Insurance Company Limited

 A (Excellent)


 A (Strong)

Syndicate 3000* / Lloyd's

A (Excellent)

 AA- (Very Strong)

A+ (Strong)

 *Benefits from ratings for Lloyd’s

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Highlights from 2017

  • Markel Corporation revenues exceeded $6.0 billion,  comprehensive income was $1.2 billion while book value per share, at $683.55, was up 13%, reflecting a five year compound average growth rate of 11%
  • At the end of the year Markel Corporation was capitalised at over $15 billion
  • Markel International completed the acquisitions of Gabelle, Electrical Contractors Insurance Company and Cigna Legal Protection
  • Made good progress in discussion with BaFin to establish an insurance company in Germany to support post Brexit European risks
  • Opened an office in India