Highlights from Markel’s 2016 Annual Letter

Intelligent investors should be skeptical when reading about companies that could be the “next Berkshire Hathaway” or executives who resemble a “younger Warren Buffett”.  The reality is that very few companies have even a remote chance of replicating Berkshire’s 20.8

Interesting Reading – November 7, 2016

Note to readers:  In this series, we suggest worthwhile reading material on a variety of topics, not all of which are directly related to investing.  Some of the articles are behind pay walls.  However, it is often possible to read

Alleghany Corporation

“More people should copy us [Berkshire Hathaway]. It’s not difficult, but it looks difficult because it’s unconventional — it isn’t the way things are normally done.”  — Charlie Munger, 2000 Wesco Financial annual meeting Alleghany Corporation is a holding company

W. R. Berkley Corporation

W R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company operating in a variety of niche markets requiring specialized knowledge regarding a particular territory or product line.  The company was founded in 1967 by William R. Berkley who currently serves as

RLI Corp: Profile of an Extraordinary Insurer

RLI is a specialty insurer offering a variety of property and casualty insurance coverages and surety bonds in a number of niche markets.  The company was founded in 1965 by Gerald D. Stephens who observed a need for contact lens

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