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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2018 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/20/2019
2017 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/15/2018
2016 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/10/2017
2015 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/28/2016
2014 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/20/2015
2013 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/20/2014
2012 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/11/2013
2011 Annual Report Annual Reports 2/28/2012
2010 Annual Report Annual Reports 2/28/2011
2009 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/1/2010
2008 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/2/2009
2007 Annual Report Annual Reports 2/29/2008
2006 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/1/2007
2005 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/7/2006
Description Type Date
2018 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/20/2019
2017 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/15/2018
2016 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/10/2017
2015 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/28/2016
2014 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/20/2015
2013 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/20/2014
2012 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/11/2013
2011 Annual Report Annual Reports 2/28/2012
2010 Annual Report Annual Reports 2/28/2011
2009 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/1/2010
2008 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/2/2009
2007 Annual Report Annual Reports 2/29/2008
2006 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/1/2007
2005 Annual Report Annual Reports 3/7/2006
Description Type Date
First Quarter 2019 10-Q Other Financial Reports 4/30/2019
Third Quarter 2018 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/30/2018
Second Quarter 2018 10-Q Other Financial Reports 7/31/2018
First Quarter 2018 10-Q Other Financial Reports 4/24/2018
Third Quarter 2017 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/25/2017
Second Quarter 2017 10-Q Other Financial Reports 7/26/2017
First Quarter 2017 10-Q Other Financial Reports 4/26/2017
Third Quarter 2016 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/1/2016
Second Quarter 2016 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/2/2016
First Quarter 2016 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/3/2016
Third Quarter 2015 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/4/2015
Second Quarter 2015 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/5/2015
First Quarter 2015 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/6/2015
Third Quarter 2014 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/5/2014
Second Quarter 2014 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/8/2014
First Quarter 2014 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/7/2014
Third Quarter 2013 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/6/2013
Second Quarter 2013 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/7/2013
First Quarter 2013 10-Q Other Financial Reports 4/30/2013
Third Quarter 2012 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/8/2012
Second Quarter 2012 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/8/2012
First Quarter 2012 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/9/2012
Third Quarter 2011 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/7/2011
Second Quarter 2011 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/8/2011
First Quarter 2011 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/5/2011
Third Quarter 2010 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/5/2010
Second Quarter 2010 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/6/2010
First Quarter 2010 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/5/2010
Third Quarter 2009 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/4/2009
Second Quarter 2009 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/5/2009
First Quarter 2009 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/6/2009
Third Quarter 2008 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/5/2008
Second Quarter 2008 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/4/2008
First Quarter 2008 10-Q Other Financial Reports 4/30/2008
Third Quarter 2007 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/31/2007
Second Quarter 2007 10-Q Other Financial Reports 7/31/2007
First Quarter 2007 10-Q Other Financial Reports 7/31/2007
Third Quarter 2006 10-Q Other Financial Reports 9/30/2006
Second Quarter 2006 10-Q Other Financial Reports 6/30/2006
First Quarter 2006 10-Q Other Financial Reports 3/31/2006
Third Quarter 2005 10-Q Other Financial Reports 9/30/2005
Second Quarter 2005 10-Q Other Financial Reports 6/30/2005
First Quarter 2005 10-Q Other Financial Reports 3/31/2005
Third Quarter 2004 10-Q Other Financial Reports 12/15/2004
Second Quarter 2004 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
First Quarter 2004 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
Third Quarter 2003 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
Second Quarter 2003 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
First Quarter 2003 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
Third Quarter 2002 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
Second Quarter 2002 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
First Quarter 2002 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
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First Quarter 2019 10-Q Other Financial Reports 4/30/2019
Third Quarter 2018 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/30/2018
Second Quarter 2018 10-Q Other Financial Reports 7/31/2018
First Quarter 2018 10-Q Other Financial Reports 4/24/2018
Third Quarter 2017 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/25/2017
Second Quarter 2017 10-Q Other Financial Reports 7/26/2017
First Quarter 2017 10-Q Other Financial Reports 4/26/2017
Third Quarter 2016 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/1/2016
Second Quarter 2016 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/2/2016
First Quarter 2016 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/3/2016
Third Quarter 2015 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/4/2015
Second Quarter 2015 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/5/2015
First Quarter 2015 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/6/2015
Third Quarter 2014 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/5/2014
Second Quarter 2014 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/8/2014
First Quarter 2014 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/7/2014
Third Quarter 2013 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/6/2013
Second Quarter 2013 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/7/2013
First Quarter 2013 10-Q Other Financial Reports 4/30/2013
Third Quarter 2012 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/8/2012
Second Quarter 2012 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/8/2012
First Quarter 2012 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/9/2012
Third Quarter 2011 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/7/2011
Second Quarter 2011 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/8/2011
First Quarter 2011 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/5/2011
Third Quarter 2010 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/5/2010
Second Quarter 2010 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/6/2010
First Quarter 2010 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/5/2010
Third Quarter 2009 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/4/2009
Second Quarter 2009 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/5/2009
First Quarter 2009 10-Q Other Financial Reports 5/6/2009
Third Quarter 2008 10-Q Other Financial Reports 11/5/2008
Second Quarter 2008 10-Q Other Financial Reports 8/4/2008
First Quarter 2008 10-Q Other Financial Reports 4/30/2008
Third Quarter 2007 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/31/2007
Second Quarter 2007 10-Q Other Financial Reports 7/31/2007
First Quarter 2007 10-Q Other Financial Reports 7/31/2007
Third Quarter 2006 10-Q Other Financial Reports 9/30/2006
Second Quarter 2006 10-Q Other Financial Reports 6/30/2006
First Quarter 2006 10-Q Other Financial Reports 3/31/2006
Third Quarter 2005 10-Q Other Financial Reports 9/30/2005
Second Quarter 2005 10-Q Other Financial Reports 6/30/2005
First Quarter 2005 10-Q Other Financial Reports 3/31/2005
Third Quarter 2004 10-Q Other Financial Reports 12/15/2004
Second Quarter 2004 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
First Quarter 2004 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
Third Quarter 2003 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
Second Quarter 2003 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
First Quarter 2003 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
Third Quarter 2002 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
Second Quarter 2002 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004
First Quarter 2002 10-Q Other Financial Reports 10/20/2004

Markel Brunch 2019

May 5, 2019
10:00 a.m. (CT)
Omaha Marriott Downtown - Capitol District
222 North 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Registration and event information

Annual meeting of shareholders

May 13, 2019
4:30 p.m. (ET)
Altria Theater
Richmond, VA
Directions and parking information

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Form of prospectus disclosing information, facts, events covered in both forms 424B2, 424B3 05/15/2019 Download SEC Filing to Adobe PDF

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2018 Letter to shareholders                 2001 Letter to shareholders

2017 Letter to shareholders                 2001 Letter to shareholders

2016 Letter to shareholders                 2000 Letter to shareholders

2015 Letter to shareholders                 1999 Letter to shareholders

2014 Letter to shareholders                 1998 Letter to shareholders

2013 Letter to shareholders                 1997 Letter to shareholders

2012 Letter to shareholders                 1996 Letter to shareholders

2011 Letter to shareholders                 1995 Letter to shareholders

2010 Letter to shareholders                 1994 Letter to shareholders

2009 Letter to shareholders                 1993 Letter to shareholders

2008 Letter to shareholders                 1992 Letter to shareholders

2007 Letter to shareholders                 1991 Letter to shareholders

2006 Letter to shareholders                 1990 Letter to shareholders

2005 Letter to shareholders                 1989 Letter to shareholders

2004 Letter to shareholders                 1988 Letter to shareholders

2003 Letter to shareholders                 1987 Letter to shareholders

2002 Letter to shareholders                 1986 Letter to shareholders

2018 Letter to shareholders                 2001 Letter to shareholders

2017 Letter to shareholders                 2001 Letter to shareholders

2016 Letter to shareholders                 2000 Letter to shareholders

2015 Letter to shareholders                 1999 Letter to shareholders

2014 Letter to shareholders                 1998 Letter to shareholders

2013 Letter to shareholders                 1997 Letter to shareholders

2012 Letter to shareholders                 1996 Letter to shareholders

2011 Letter to shareholders                 1995 Letter to shareholders

2010 Letter to shareholders                 1994 Letter to shareholders

2009 Letter to shareholders                 1993 Letter to shareholders

2008 Letter to shareholders                 1992 Letter to shareholders

2007 Letter to shareholders                 1991 Letter to shareholders

2006 Letter to shareholders                 1990 Letter to shareholders

2005 Letter to shareholders                 1989 Letter to shareholders

2004 Letter to shareholders                 1988 Letter to shareholders

2003 Letter to shareholders                 1987 Letter to shareholders

2002 Letter to shareholders                 1986 Letter to shareholders

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Contact us

For more information, contact investorrelations@markelcorp.com.

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

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

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