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While insurance can seem like a dull industry to study, Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B ) has redefined what can make an insurance company a great investment. Following the teachings of Buffett, Markel (NYSE: MKL ) , a specialty insurer, has positioned itself to grow book value and shareholder value for decades to come. In this video, Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss why Markel could be the next big thing.
Thanks to the savvy of investing legend Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's book value per share has grown a mind-blowing 586,817% over the past 48 years. But with Buffett aging and Berkshire rapidly evolving, is this insurance conglomerate still a buy today? In The Motley Fool's premium report on the company, Berkshire expert Joe Magyer provides investors with key reasons to buy as well as important risks to watch out for. Click here now for instant access to Joe's take on Berkshire!