Date: 29/03/2017

Markel Trade Credit Team Comes to Canada

Markel International, London, March 29, 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.”


For more information:

Clive Fernandes, Central Regional Leader +01 416 601 2467

Michael Henman, Director of Communications + 44 (0)20 7953 6000

Josephine Dencker, PR & Marketing Executive + 44 (0)20 7953 6000


About Markel International:
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 six 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