Investors looking for the "perfect" financial company may not have to look further than Markel (NYSE:MKL) and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B). But what exactly is it about Markel and Berkshire that make them so great for investors?

In this segment from The Motley Fool's everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer take a question from their mailbox about what makes a perfect financial company. Matt and David provide their take, as well as some other – non-Markel and Berkshire – financial companies that come nearest to perfection.

David Hanson owns shares of Markel. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Aflac, The Blackstone Group L.P., and Markel. The Motley Fool recommends Aflac, Berkshire Hathaway, and Markel. The Motley Fool owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Huntington Bancshares, and Markel. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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.