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

      How to listen to Markel's annual meeting of shareholders

      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.

      View the presentation

      C-Suite conversation with Tom Gayner

      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.


      Markel Omaha brunch 2020

      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

      Watch 2019 Omaha brunch

      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 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

      Read the 2019 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


      UK tax strategy

      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.

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       Financial strength ratings

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

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