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Markel is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets. The company's principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. In each of the Company's businesses, it seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader. The financial goals of the company are to earn consistent underwriting and operating profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value.... Read more


We are Markel, a leading global specialty insurer with a truly people-first approach. As the insurance operations within the Markel Group Inc. (NYSE: MKL), we operate the Markel Specialty, Markel International, and Markel Global Reinsurance divisions, as well as State National, our portfolio protection and program services operations, and Nephila, our insurance-linked securities operations. Our broad array of capabilities and expertise allow us to create intelligent solutions for the most complex risk management needs. However, it is our people and the deep, valued relationships they develop with colleagues, brokers and clients—that differentiates us worldwide.... Read more


Markel Style
At Markel, we have 214 words that define who we are. We call it the Markel Style, and it captures our founder’s principles and values. This creed not only unites generations of people who are part of Markel, but consistently reinforces our extraordinary culture.

Markel has a commitment to success. We believe in hard work and a zealous pursuit of excellence while keeping a sense of humor. We are encouraged to look for a better way to do things . . . to challenge management. Above all, we enjoy what we are doing. There is excitement at Markel, one that comes from innovating, creating, striving for a better way, sharing success with others . . . winning.


Glen Allen, VA


3,001 US Employees


Specialty Insurance

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