Emerging risks insurance

Emerging risks require innovation and forward-thinking solutions. We are committed to being at the heart of that, reflecting our long history in pioneering insurance products and thought-leadership.

In addition to our existing specialisms in media, film and television (both on an annual or per production basis), patent and intellectual property insurance, we are now underwriting information technology, telecommunications and cyber/privacy risks. We have also launched proprietary Comtech and Cyber products. The Comtech product provides modular cover for clients in the technology and telecommunications field. The Cyber product (available as a stand alone or an extension to other Markel products) is targeted at virtually all industries and provides both third party and first party cover.

Our geographical focus is international (including USA) and we are able to deploy capacity of £10m / €15m / $20m on any one risk.


+44 (0)20 7953 6000

Areas of cover include:

Emerging professions:

  • Information technology and telecommunications
  • Marketing, advertising and communication agents/consultants
  • Digital media and multimedia companies
  • Publishers and broadcasters
  • Social media/networks

Emerging risks products:

  • Comtech - a package product containing PI, GL and Cyber
  • Cyber -
    • Stand alone cover
    • privacy, data breach and electronic risks extension
  • Intellectual property rights infringements (patents)
  • Libel and slander
Bhavik Desai

Head of Professional Liability

+44 (0)20 7953 6734


Tom Fassnidge

Claims Manager - Management Liability and Emerging Risks

+44 (0)20 7953 6131


Nicola Marshall

Senior Underwriter

+44 (0)20 7953 736722


Joe Wornham


+44 (0)20 7953 6649


Josh Brown


+44 (0)20 7953 6749


Harry Runnacles

Assistant Underwriter

+44 (0)20 7953 6606