In this special "Best Ideas for 2014" edition of The Motley Fool's everthing-financials show, Where the Money Is, banking analyst Matt Koppenheffer tells viewers why he thinks Markel (NYSE:MKL) is well-positioned for 2014 and poised to produce long-term gains for patient investors. One of the biggest draws for Matt is the leadership and aptitude of CIO Tom Gayner. Between the company's insurance operations, investments, and Markel Ventures, Matt sees Markel as an ideal long-term holding.

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