Date: 22/09/2015

Markel appoints new Senior Underwriter and Head of Management Liability

Markel International, London, October 5, 2015 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Antony Hope as senior underwriter and head of the management liability account in its professional and financial risks division (PFR).

Reporting to divisional managing director, James Hastings, Antony will manage and underwrite the division’s international portfolio of management liability business.

Antony joins Markel from Argo Global where he was deputy class underwriter for D&O since 2010 and where he both grew the syndicate’s core book and developed new, specialised niche D&O products. Prior to Argo Antony was D&O underwriter at Dual Corporate Risks and a D&O broker for HSBC Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Commenting on the appointment, James Hastings said: “Antony is another senior appointment to our PFR team and he’ll be looking to grow our management liability business both in scale and by broadening the range of products that we offer our brokers and their clients. With 20 years in the market he is well known and has a strong and valuable set of broker relationships to add to our existing contacts.”




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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