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Markel Corporation


We believe that there is no higher calling in business than to help our customers, colleagues, and shareholders win.

Markel is a diversified financial holding company that focuses on sustainable results while serving a variety of niche markets.

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The Markel Dream Lives On

We are here to help the people around us win.

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our three business engines

Sustaining our mission to build one of the world's great companies


We provide insurance protection against some of the world's most complex risks.
Insurance | Reinsurance | Fronting | Insurance-linked securities


By consistently generating good long-term returns on capital, we accelerate the growth of Markel.

Markel Ventures

Our family of businesses is bound by shared values and a commitment to long-term success.

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Markel ventures

A family of companies that shares common values and seeks long-term success


We rely on a win-win-win approach that directly connects the successes of those who matter most to us: our employees, our customers, and our shareholders.

Corporate Responsibility

From governance, to our people, to our communities, and our environment, we take the role of corporate citizen seriously.

explore markel

  • Our story

    From a modest start during the Great Depression to the global Fortune 500 company we are today, nearly everything about our business had changed. But one idea has stayed the same: we strive to be a forever company.

  • The Markel Style

    There are 214 words that define us. We call it the Markel Style, and it ensures that our values unite the generations of people who are a part of Markel and consistently reinforces who we are.