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.