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We’re a leading global specialty insurer with a truly people-first approach.

With over 5,000 employees across the globe, finding creative solutions for complex risks is our passion. And our broad array of tools and knowledge allows us to create tailored coverage solutions for even the most complex needs.

As the insurance arm of Markel Group, we manage Markel Specialty, Markel International, and Markel Global Reinsurance.

We also operate State National, which manages portfolio protection and program services, and Nephila, our insurance-linked securities operations.

From day one, we’ve always been about seeking out the most innovative partners and taking calculated risks.

In fact, we got our start partnering with small business owners to insure jitney buses when no one else would. And while our beginnings are in insurance, today we’ve evolved into much more over the last 90+ years. From jitneys to the Fortune 500, there’s much more to our story.

Putting you—our colleagues, brokers and clients—first is what differentiates us worldwide. We’re committed to being a long-term partner who is there when you need us most.

When an opportunity comes—seize it.
Markel has your back.

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