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.
On May 11, 2020, Markel hosted our first ever annual shareholder meeting via live webcast. We heard updates from Tom Gayner, Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Richie Whitt, Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Jeremy Noble, Chief Financial Officer. The meeting was an opportunity to share highlights from 2019 and answer questions submitted by our shareholders and other interested parties.
Tom Gayner, co-chief executive officer of Markel Corporation, sat down with Dr. Richard Coughlan to discuss what it's like sharing CEO duties and his leadership strategy.
Due to the announcement that Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting will be held without shareholders in attendance, regretfully Markel will be cancelling the annual gathering in Omaha on Sunday, May 3, 2020. As such there will be no streaming and we do not plan to reschedule this meeting. If you have any further questions please contact Markel’s investors relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We specialize and diversify to pursue the dual goals of providing the best products and services to our customers, and being adaptable to change in economic and technological landscapes that are beyond our control."
–2019 letter to shareholders
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.Code of Conduct
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