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Is Berkshire Hathaway a Risk to Markel?

By Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson – Feb 5, 2014 at 6:23PM

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Is Markel dependent on Berkshire Hathaway?

One of Markel's (MKL 0.82%) biggest equity stakes is Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B -0.90%) – is that bad for diversification?

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 mailbag about Markel's portfolio.

David Hanson owns shares of Markel. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and Markel. The Motley Fool recommends Berkshire Hathaway and Markel. The Motley Fool owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and Markel. 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.

Stocks Mentioned

Berkshire Hathaway Stock Quote
Berkshire Hathaway
BRK.B
$307.78 (-0.90%) $-2.79
Markel Stock Quote
Markel
MKL
$1,315.34 (0.82%) $10.72

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