We are Markel, insurance specialists who give people and businesses throughout the world the confidence and freedom to perform at their best.

Our cyber team provides cover to many different industries, helping clients safeguard their business before, during and after an attack.
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We provide clients with a fully integrated product for the whole energy value chain, writing business on a global basis.
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Equine and Livestock
We offer a wide range of cover to suit a broad range of risks, and the sector puts its trust in us because of our deep knowledge.
We are a recognised leader in marine and we write business on a worldwide basis, with a particular focus on the US, UK, and Asia.
Professional and Financial Risk
Our PFR team provides cover on a worldwide basis including banker's blanket bond, professional indemnity and directors' and officers'.
Trade Credit, Political Risk, and Surety
Our trade credit, political risk and surety teams have extensive experience in providing support with traditional and bespoke surety solutions for our clients.
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We operate throughout the Asia Pacific region with offices in Singapore, China, India, Hong Kong and Dubai providing a growing range of products for our clients.

Message from managing director

James Hastings
Managing Director, Wholesale

"With our expertise and bigger-picture knowledge, the products and services offered by Markel Wholesale – delivered honestly, swiftly and in a straightforward way – mean our clients always know where they stand and can have confidence that their business is protected as well as it can be. This confidence gives them the freedom to move their business forward so that it can perform at its best and they can focus on what’s important."


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Markel News

With IMO2021 cyber risk requirement effective from Jan 2021, Marine underwriter Wanshi Lin explains practical considerations for ship operators ensure a robust cyber risk management system.
Covid-19 claims notifications have proved challenging across the entire market for a multitude of reasons. Complex coverage has had to be assessed in conjunction with balancing client’s needs in unprecedented times. Wholesale claims director, Chris O'Shea, recaps 2020 from a claims perspective along with its hurdles and opportunities.
Markel has strengthened its marine team in Hong Kong as proximity to China and a healthy economy makes it one of Asia’s most important maritime hubs. Marine Underwriter, Danielle Yu, writes about the opportunities in this market.