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 PresentationOperator
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.