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Nov 18, 2020, 16:15 ET Mark M. Besca Joins Markel's Board of Directors

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today the appointment of Mark M. Besca to its board of directors, effective November 18, 2020. Besca serves as a consultant to EY (formerly Ernst & Young,...


Oct 07, 2020, 10:39 ET Markel Consolidates All Property CAT Reinsurance Business Under Nephila

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that it is creating one center of expertise for the global property catastrophe (CAT) reinsurance market by closing its Markel Global Reinsurance...


Sep 02, 2020, 16:15 ET Markel hires Kelly Castriotta as Senior Director, Global Cyber Underwriting

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Kelly Castriotta, Esq., has joined the company as Senior Director, Global Cyber Underwriting. In this new role, Castriotta will work closely with...


Aug 24, 2020, 16:15 ET Markel appoints Julia Chu as Chief Risk Officer

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Julia Chu has been appointed Chief Risk Officer, effective immediately. In this new role, Chu will be responsible for Markel's enterprise risk...


Aug 20, 2020, 16:15 ET A. Lynne Puckett Joins Markel's Board Of Directors

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today the appointment of A. Lynne Puckett to its board of directors, effective Aug. 20, 2020. Puckett serves as the senior vice president and general counsel...


Apr 03, 2020, 08:00 ET Markel Corporation Announces Location Change and Will Provide Details on How to Listen to the Meeting Remotely

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) today announced a change in location for its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Monday, May 11, at 4:30 p.m....


Nov 20, 2019, 16:35 ET Alan Kirshner To Retire As Executive Chairman Of Markel Corporation; Steven Markel To Become Chairman Of The Board At 2020 Annual Meeting

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Alan I. Kirshner, the company's Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, informed the company that he will not stand for re-election at the...


Nov 20, 2019, 16:30 ET Harold L. Morrison, Jr. to Join Markel's Board of Directors

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today the appointment of Harold L. Morrison, Jr. to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2020. Morrison retired from Chubb Insurance Company in...


Oct 24, 2019, 15:42 ET Markel adds new risk management tool to cyber product offerings

Markel, a leading cyber liability insurer, announced today the availability of a new risk management tool for policyholders. WhiteHaX, a state-of-the-industry testing and reporting tool, simulates...


Sep 18, 2019, 08:00 ET Brenton Slade Named President Of Lodgepine Capital Management

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) today announced it has hired Brenton" Brent" Slade as president of Lodgepine Capital Management Limited, its new retrocessional Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) fund...


Sep 07, 2019, 07:00 ET Markel Corporation Launches Lodgepine Capital Management Limited, Its New Retrocessional ILS Platform Based In Bermuda

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) today announced the launch of Lodgepine Capital Management Limited, its new retrocessional Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) fund manager in Bermuda, together with a...


Jun 03, 2019, 17:26 ET James Proferes joins Markel as Executive Underwriting Officer for Global Professional Liability

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that James Proferes has been named Executive Underwriting Officer for Global Professional Liability. In this new role, Proferes will work closely with...


May 02, 2019, 17:05 ET Markel names Guenter Kryszon Executive Underwriting Officer for Global Property

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Guenter Kryszon will be joining the company as Executive Underwriting Officer for Global Property. Kryszon's appointment is effective May 13, 2019. ...


Mar 21, 2019, 18:17 ET Markel Corporation releases 2018 annual report

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that it released its 2018 annual report. One of the highlights of the annual report is the letter to shareholders. An excerpt from the letter is shared...


Mar 15, 2019, 18:55 ET Markel Corporation releases annual letter to shareholders

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that it released its annual letter to shareholders. The letter, signed by Markel's Co-CEOs Thomas S. Gayner and Richard R. Whitt, III, is the most...


Jan 18, 2019, 16:34 ET Markel Issues Statement on Markel CATCo

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) said today that effective immediately, Anthony Belisle, Markel CATCo Chief Executive Officer and Alissa Fredricks, Markel CATCo Chief Executive Officer – Bermuda are no ...


Dec 06, 2018, 18:04 ET Markel Issues Statement

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) said today that after having been contacted on November 30, 2018, it is fully cooperating with inquiries by US and Bermuda authorities into loss reserves recorded in...


Nov 14, 2018, 17:30 ET Markel completes acquisition of Nephila Holdings Limited

Markel Corporation ("Markel") (NYSE: MKL) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Nephila Holdings Limited ("Nephila"), a leading investment manager specializing in reinsurance risk. ...


Aug 31, 2018, 08:45 ET Markel to acquire Nephila Holdings Limited

Markel Corporation ("Markel") (NYSE: MKL) and Nephila Holdings Limited ("Nephila") announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Markel to acquire all of the outstanding...


Jul 11, 2018, 10:03 ET Robert Cox joins Markel as President and Chief Operating Officer to oversee all insurance operations

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today an enhanced leadership structure designed to accelerate growth, build on its financial strength, and deliver value to its customers. Robert Cox will...


Apr 13, 2018, 16:23 ET Markel announces new excess casualty leadership team

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that it has reorganized the leadership structure of its excess casualty team. The underwriting unit, with teams in the US, Bermuda, Dublin, and London,...


Mar 13, 2018, 15:46 ET Markel appoints Julia Chu as Chief Global Ceded Reinsurance Officer

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Julia Chu has been appointed Chief Global Ceded Reinsurance Officer, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Chu will head up Ceded...


Jul 26, 2017, 08:09 ET Markel to acquire State National

Markel Corporation ("Markel") (NYSE: MKL) and State National Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNC) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Markel will acquire all of...


Jun 07, 2017, 14:00 ET Markel to create new insurance division

Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) today announced the creation of a new insurance division which combines Markel's Wholesale (excess and surplus lines) and Global Insurance (complex, risk-managed...


May 18, 2017, 02:00 ET Markel plans to establish German insurance company in Munich to support EU-27 growth strategy

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) today announced that following discussions with BaFin, the German federal financial supervisory authority, it plans to apply for regulatory approval to establish an...