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Aspen Insurance Holdings' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. ( AHL)

Q4 2011 Earnings Conference Call

February 07, 2012, 09:00 a.m. ET

Executi ve s

Kerry Calaiaro - SVP, IR

Chris O’Kane - CEO

Richard Houghton - CFO

Analyst s

Mike Zaremski - Credit Suisse

Amit Kumar - Macquarie

Sarah DeWitt - Barclays Capital

Vinay Misquith - Evercore Partners

Josh Shanker - Deutsche Bank

Dan Farrell - Sterne Agee

Brian Meredith - UBS

Geoff Dancey - Cutler Capital



Good morning. My name is Cassandra, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time I’d like to welcome everyone to the Aspen Insurance Holdings Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. (Operator Instructions) Thank you.

And now I’d like to turn the call over to Kerry Calaiaro, you may begin.

Kerry Calaiaro

Thank you and good morning. The presenters on today’s call are Chris O’Kane, Chief Executive Officer; and Richard Houghton, Chief Financial Officer of Aspen Insurance Holdings. Before we get underway I’d like to make the following remarks, last night we issued our press release announcing Aspen’s financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. This press release as well as corresponding supplementary financial information and the short slide presentation can be found on our website at

This presentation contains and Aspen may make from time-to-time written or oral forward-looking statements within the meaning under and pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the U.S. Federal Securities laws. All forward-looking statements will have a number of assumptions concerning future events that are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, for more detailed description of these uncertainties, and other factors please see the risks factor section in Aspen’s Annual Report on Form-10K filed with the SEC and on our website. This presentation contains non-GAAP financial measures which we believe are meaningful in evaluating the company’s performance. For detailed disclosure of non-GAAP financials please refer to the supplementary financial data and our earnings slide presentation posted on the Aspen website.

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