Investor relations

Welcome to Markel Corporation’s (NYSE – MKL) investor relations section. Here you will find links to reference materials, tools, SEC filings, and news of interest to investors and potential investors. For more details about our performance, Markel by the numbers is a handy resource and reference. Our annual report is another good source for current and prospective investors– in particular, the letter to shareholders is an interesting read.

Markel’s first public listing was on the NASDAQ exchange in December 1986 ($8.33/share IPO price). In 1997, Markel Corporation graduated to the NYSE.

We are a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets. Our principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products throughout the world.

We think of the insurance business differently. We do not sell standard auto, life, health, or homeowner’s insurance. We are a specialty insurer. Broadly, we insure property and casualty risks for markets ignored or overlooked by traditional insurers--unique and unusual markets that have real and pressing needs for coverage.

Markel's financial goals remain unchanged: earn consistent underwriting and operating profits from our core insurance holdings, earn superior investment returns, and build long-term shareholder value.

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      Will Markel's big bet pay off?
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      On a recent trip to New Delhi, Tom Gayner, Co-CEO, sat down with Coffee Can Investing to discuss his background, investing, and various other topics.
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      Markel forms new Marine and Energy divisions.
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      Contact us

      For more information, contact investorrelations@markelcorp.com.

      Markel’s stock transfer agent is American Stock Transfer (AST).

      Markel announces conference call date and time

      We invite you to listen to our quarterly earnings conference call. Markel's leadership team will provide second quarter results on financials, investments, and operations.

      Wednesday, July 31, 2019

      9:30 a.m. (ET)

      Listen to the webcast

      Markel Omaha Brunch 2019

      Markel by the numbers

      “Markel by the numbers” is a way of telling our story in a way that is non-traditional but insightful. Flip through our e-brochure to browse our financial highlights and learn a few fun facts along the way.

      View e-brochure

      Markel’s annual report and letter to shareholders now available

       “We wrote the Markel Style over 30 years ago to describe our values and culture. We believe this statement of our values ties our varied businesses together. Today, it does so for more people and in more places than ever before. As to tomorrow and beyond, while we’ve grown tremendously over decades, we feel like we’re just getting started.”

       – Annual letter to shareholders

      Read the 2018 annual report

      Corporate citizenship

      At Markel, we know that great companies have great responsibilities. Corporate culture and citizenship are both important to us. Please read more about our commitment to putting The Markel Style into action and how the Style guides us as a corporate citizen.

      Markel corporate citizenship

      The Markel Style

      Corporate governance

      Markel is committed to principled and effective corporate governance and open and honest communications. Ethics, compliance, and enterprise risk management are high priorities at all levels of the organization. In this section, you will find information about our corporate governance practices. 

      Corporate Governance Guidelines

      Audit Committee Charter

      Compensation Committee Charter

      Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee Charter

      Procedures for Complaint Regarding Accounting, Internal Accounting Controls, or Auditing Matters

      Procedures for Communicating with Non-Management Directors

      Bylaws

      Markel’s Board of Directors approved an amended and restated Code of Conduct effective January 1, 2019. The amendments improve clarity and readability of the Code consistent with Markel’s branding, provide additional examples of the Code principles, add language on ethical decision-making, and make other technical, administrative and non-substantive changes.

      Code of Conduct

      Email alerts

      As a service for investors and those interested in Markel, we provide the opportunity for you to receive electronic versions of certain press releases, SEC filings, quarterly financial results, and other related materials. This service is provided at no cost to you.  If you would like to sign up, then please click on the button and you will be instructed how to do so.

      Please be advised there is a short delay between email notification and the updated information being available on our site.

      Email alerts

       Financial strength ratings

      Independent rating agencies provide detailed reviews of operating results, capital and risk ratios, reserves, and other financial results for Markel.

      Ratings grid

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