This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration. Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
April 27, 2012 9:00 a.m. ET
Jon Levenson – Executive Vice President
Ed Noonan – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Consolino – President and Chief Financial Officer
Amit Kumar - Macquarie
Josh Shanker - Deutsche Bank
Matthew Heimermann - JP Morgan
Jay Cohen - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Michael Nannizzi - Goldman Sachs
Brian Meredith - UBS
Ron Bobman - Capital Returns
Meyer Shields - Stifel Nicolaus
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Validus Holdings, Ltd. First Quarter 2012 Conference Call. My name is Dominique and I’ll be your coordinator for today. (Operator instructions) As a reminder, this call is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Jon Levenson, Executive Vice President. Please proceed, sir.
Thank you. Good morning and welcome to the Validus Holdings conference call for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. After the market closed yesterday, we issued an earnings press release and financial supplement, which are available on our website at validusholdings.com.
Today’s call is being simultaneously webcast and will be available for replay until May 11, 2012. Details are provided on our website. Leading today’s call are Validus’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ed Noonan, and Validus’ President and Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Consolino.
Before we begin, I would like to remind you that certain comments made during this call may be deemed forward-looking statements as defined within the U.S. Federal Securities Laws. These statements address matters that involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control.