Spotlight on Delegated Authority

15 October 2021


Markel International, London

Delegated underwriting controller, Charlotte Garland, shares a spotlight on Markel's delegated authority team and explains how they give clients the confidence and freedom to perform at their best.

Give an example of where your team has demonstrated an understanding of your customers’ needs

Understanding our customers’ needs is a key part of the delegated underwriting process. We work closely with our underwriting teams to ensure we find a solution that fits. We welcome the opportunity to discuss and consult with our partners and brokers, ensuring they have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, so that we build a strong mutual understanding.

How does your team help give clients the confidence and freedom to perform at their best?

We ensure that the delegated underwriting process is managed efficiently, accurately, and in collaboration with our underwriters – and we continually review our systems and processes to make improvements. This diligent approach means our clients trust us to review opportunities thoroughly, process business effectively, make sound judgements, and give honest advice. Our clients feel confident partnering with us because they know we will do everything we can to ensure they can perform at their best.

Delegated Authority

We offer a range of delegated authority solutions across our divisions. Our expert underwriters partner with trusted coverholders around the world to deliver specialist solutions across our divisions, bringing together unique sector knowledge and financial stability. Click here to find out more.


About Markel International:

Markel International is a division of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: 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 International Insurance Company Limited, Markel Insurance SE., and Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A.

Its UK national markets business also provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal and tax consultancy services.