Property reinsurance


Markel’s property reinsurance team provides North American and international property reinsurance coverage on a treaty basis. Our well-diversified portfolio is made up of property catastrophe, per risk, quota share, and retro business.

Property treaty CAT reinsurance

Target classes

  • Personal and commercial business


  • XOL, pro rata, per risk, aggregate stop loss, structured, ILW, cat bonds, SWAP


Max line:

  • CAT - $60m per program
  • Per risk - $15m per risk/$50m per occurrence
  • Pro rata - $50m per event/occurrence cap
  • Able to provide significantly more capacity when warranted

Retrocessional property reinsurance

Target classes

  • Reinstateable limit
  • High attachment level
  • Personal and commercial


  • XOL, aggregate stop loss, ILW, collateralized


  • Max line - $50m

Product sheet

Property reinsurance leadership

Jed Rhoads
President and Chief Underwriting Officer

Andrew Barnard
Senior Managing Director, Head of International Property Catastrophe and Retro Reinsurance

Peta White
Senior Managing Director, Head of North American Property Reinsurance

Markel Global Reinsurance underwriting contacts

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Property office

  • Bermuda
  • Summit, New Jersey

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