For nearly three decades since going public in 1986, Markel (NYSE:MKL) has absolutely crushed the market, helping investors multiply their money by more than 62 times over that same period.

But why, then, should investors want to jump in and buy shares of Markel today?

In the following video, Foolish writer Steve Symington outlines the reasons he did exactly that by adding to his personal position in Markel last week.

What do you think? Check out the full video below to get Steve's take, and then let us know whether you think Markel is a "Buy" in the comments section below.

Fool contributor Steve Symington owns shares of Markel. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and Markel. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.