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Markel Global Insurance, a division of Glen Allen, Virginia-based Markel Corp., on Thursday said John Ferguson has been named a director of its U.S. excess casualty team to lead its retail construction practice.
Mr. Ferguson will have both underwriting and relationship management duties as the firm’s retail construction practice lead. He will be based in New York and report to Matt Mullen, managing director of excess casualty.
Mr. Ferguson was most recently Northeast casualty manager for Ironshore Inc.
Lloyd's of London plans to expand its operations in India with another syndicate – U.K.-based insurer Markel International Ltd., set to join its Indian platform, The Indian Express reported. "India's growing economy will result in the need to purchase product liability and we are looking to take advantage of our new position on the Lloyd's platform that was recently opened in Mumbai," said Ada Lam, underwriter at Markel International, Singapore.