Validus' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 3, 2012 9:00 AM ET

Executives

Jon Levenson – Executive Vice President

Ed Noonan – Chairman and CEO

Jeff Consolino – President and CFO

Analysts

Amit Kumar – Macquarie

Josh Shanker – Deutsche Bank

Michael Nannizzi – Goldman Sachs

Brian Meredith – UBS

Matt Carletti – JMP Securities

Ian Gutterman – Adage Capital

Mariza Costa – Stifel Nicolaus

Ron Bobman – Capital Returns

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen. And welcome to the Fourth Quarter 2011 Validus Holdings Earnings Conference Call. My name is Towanda, and I’ll be your coordinator for today. At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions)

As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the presentation over to your host Mr. Jon Levenson, Executive Vice President. Please proceed, sir.

Jon Levenson

Thank you and good morning. And welcome to the Validus Holdings conference call for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. After the market closed yesterday, we issued an earnings press release and financial supplement, which are available on our website located at validusholdings.com. Today’s call is being simultaneously webcast and will be available for replay until February 17, 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 maybe 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.

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