Validus Holdings, Ltd.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. is a holding company for reinsurance and insurance operating companies and investment advisors including Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. (“Validus Re”), Talbot Underwriting, Ltd. (“Talbot”), Western World Insurance Group, Inc. (“Western World”) and AlphaCat Managers, Ltd. (“AlphaCat”).

Validus Reinsurance, Ltd.

Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. (“Validus Re”) was formed in December 2005 and is an operating subsidiary of Validus. Headquartered in Bermuda, Validus Re is a global provider of short-tail lines of reinsurance including property catastrophe, property pro rata and property per risk, as well as marine and energy, and other specialty lines.
Validus Re services clients through platforms in Bermuda, Miami, New York, Singapore and Zurich.

While Validus Re’s branch in Singapore underwrites on behalf of Validus Re (A.M. Best A, S&P A), the offices in Miami, New York and Zurich, ultimately use Validus Reinsurance (Switzerland) Ltd. (A.M. Best A, S&P A) as risk carrier.

FATCA forms can be found here.

MBRT documentation can be found here.

Validus Reinsurance (Switzerland) Ltd (Bermuda Branch)

Validus Reinsurance (Switzerland) Ltd. (“Validus Re Swiss”) is a subsidiary of Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. (“Validus Re”) with a head office based in Zurich, Switzerland and a branch in Bermuda.

Validus Re Swiss closely follows and responds effectively to the changing needs of the various European and Bermuda insurance markets. Validus Re Swiss is licensed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, or FINMA, in Switzerland. Validus Re Swiss is also licensed as a permit company in Bermuda under the Companies Act and is registered in Bermuda as a Class 4 insurer under the Insurance Act, operating through its Bermuda branch, which complements our Swiss-based underwriters with a separate Bermuda underwriting platform. Validus Re Swiss Financial Strength Rating of A.M. Best A and Standard & Poor’s A.

FATCA forms can be found here.

MBRT documentation can be found here.

AlphaCat Managers Ltd.

AlphaCat Managers Ltd. ("AlphaCat"), launched in 2009, is a core element of the Validus Group’s strategic initiative to expand into capital market activities by participating in the market for Insurance Linked Securities (ILS). AlphaCat is an asset manager that leverages the Company’s underwriting and analytical expertise primarily for third party investors and offers collateralized reinsurance protection to the global property catastrophe marketplace.

AlphaCat leverages the business origination and analytical resources of the Validus Group to build attractive portfolios which are offered through a range of investment products designed to address the full continuum of risk-return appetites and investment format preferences. Robust compliance and operational standards as exemplified by AlphaCat’s registrations with the SEC, CFTC/NFA and conformity with the standards published by the Hedge Fund Standards Board.

Talbot Underwriting Ltd

Talbot Underwriting Ltd. (“Talbot”) has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings, Ltd. since July 2007. Talbot operates in the Lloyd’s Insurance Market through Syndicate 1183 and has current Financial Strength Ratings of Standard & Poor’s A+, A.M. Best A and Fitch AA-.
With an expert team of highly skilled and experienced underwriters and a balanced, geographically diverse portfolio of business, Talbot has earned a reputation as an industry leading insurance and reinsurance specialist. Talbot writes primarily short-tail lines of business but, as a complement to Validus Re, focuses mostly on insurance, as opposed to reinsurance risks, and on specialty lines where Validus Re currently has limited or no presence. In addition, Talbot provides the Company with access to the Lloyd’s marketplace where Validus Re does not operate. As a London-based insurer, Talbot also writes the majority of its premiums on risks outside the United States.

Disclaimer:
Talbot Underwriting Ltd. is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Your views are important to us and if we do not deliver the high standard of service you should expect from Talbot, or if we make a mistake, we want to know. We will investigate your complaint and try to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.  Further information on how to make a complaint is available here.

FATCA forms can be found here.

Talbot Underwriting Risk Services Ltd

Talbot Underwriting Risk Services Ltd. (“TURSL”) is an appointed representative of Talbot Underwriting Ltd (“Talbot”) which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Talbot is Managing Agent for Lloyd’s Syndicate 1183. TURSL operates out of the same office as Talbot and writes business on behalf of Talbot Syndicate 1183 at Lloyd’s.
TURSL offers intermediaries the opportunity to directly access the extensive knowledge and experience of our specialist Lloyd’s underwriting and claims teams without the requirement to use a Lloyd’s broker and has current Financial Strength Ratings of Standard & Poor’s A+, A.M. Best A and Fitch AA-.

Talbot is a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings, Ltd. The Validus Group has offices in Atlanta, Bermuda, Boston, Dubai, Labuan, London, Miami, New Jersey, New York, Santiago, Scottsdale, Singapore, Sydney, Waterloo and Zurich, and is well positioned for international growth and success.

Disclaimer:
Talbot Underwriting Risk Services Ltd is an appointed representative of Talbot Underwriting Ltd which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Your views are important to us and if we do not deliver the high standard of service you should expect from Talbot, or if we make a mistake, we want to know. We will investigate your complaint and try to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.  Further information on how to make a complaint is available here.

Western World Insurance Group

In October 2014, Validus Holdings, Ltd. acquired all of the outstanding shares of Western World, a U.S. based specialty excess and surplus lines insurance company. The acquisition provided the Company with enhanced access to the specialty U.S. commercial insurance market, the world's largest short-tail market, complementing the Company's existing market positions in both Bermuda reinsurance and the Lloyd's marketplace and increasing the Company's ability to leverage operational strengths in short-tail classes of business. In addition, the acquisition improves the Company's ability to manage (re)insurance cycles.

Western World, which carries a Financial Strength rating of A.M. Best A, primarily insures small to medium size commercial and institutional risks through three wholly owned insurance subsidiaries: Western World Insurance Company ("WWIC"), Tudor Insurance Company ("Tudor") and Stratford Insurance Company ("Stratford"). WWIC, Tudor and Stratford are domiciled in New Hampshire. WWIC operates as a surplus lines insurer in all other jurisdictions. Tudor is licensed as a domestic surplus lines insurer in New Hampshire and is authorized to conduct business as a surplus lines insurer in all other U.S. jurisdictions. Stratford operates as an admitted insurer in 49 U.S. jurisdictions.

Validus Underwriters, Inc. (Boston)

In January 2015, Validus Holdings, Ltd. opened an office in Boston, Massachusetts, under the name of Validus Underwriters, Inc. It is home to the Property Brokerage team written on Western World paper, comprised of U.S. surplus lines risks.

Western World, which carries a Financial Strength rating of A.M. Best A, primarily insures small to medium size commercial and institutional risks through three wholly owned insurance subsidiaries: Western World Insurance Company ("WWIC"), Tudor Insurance Company ("Tudor") and Stratford Insurance Company ("Stratford"). WWIC, Tudor and Stratford are domiciled in New Hampshire. WWIC operates as a surplus lines insurer in all other jurisdictions. Tudor is licensed as a domestic surplus lines insurer in New Hampshire and is authorized to conduct business as a surplus lines insurer in all other U.S. jurisdictions. Stratford operates as an admitted insurer in 49 U.S. jurisdictions.

FATCA forms can be found here.

Validus Underwriters, Inc. (Scottsdale)

In November 2015, Western World, a U.S. specialty lines insurance company which focuses on excess and surplus lines, opened an office in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Western World, which carries a Financial Strength rating of A.M. Best A, primarily insures small to medium size commercial and institutional risks through three wholly owned insurance subsidiaries: Western World Insurance Company ("WWIC"), Tudor Insurance Company ("Tudor") and Stratford Insurance Company ("Stratford"). WWIC, Tudor and Stratford are domiciled in New Hampshire. WWIC operates as a surplus lines insurer in all other jurisdictions. Tudor is licensed as a domestic surplus lines insurer in New Hampshire and is authorized to conduct business as a surplus lines insurer in all other U.S. jurisdictions. Stratford operates as an admitted insurer in 49 U.S. jurisdictions.

FATCA forms can be found here.

Validus Underwriters, Inc. (Atlanta)

In January 2016, Western World, a U.S. specialty lines insurance company which focuses on excess and surplus lines, expanded its business and opened an office in Atlanta specialising in excess and surplus property. 

Western World, which carries a Financial Strength rating of A.M. Best A, primarily insures small to medium size commercial and institutional risks through three wholly owned insurance subsidiaries: Western World Insurance Company ("WWIC"), Tudor Insurance Company ("Tudor") and Stratford Insurance Company ("Stratford"). WWIC, Tudor and Stratford are domiciled in New Hampshire. WWIC operates as a surplus lines insurer in all other jurisdictions. Tudor is licensed as a domestic surplus lines insurer in New Hampshire and is authorized to conduct business as a surplus lines insurer in all other U.S. jurisdictions. Stratford operates as an admitted insurer in 49 U.S. jurisdictions.

FATCA forms can be found here.

Validus Reaseguros, Inc.

The Validus Group presence in Latin America is represented by Validus Reaseguros, Inc. ("Validus Reaseguros"), based in Miami. Serving the Latin American and Caribbean markets, Validus Reaseguros underwrites treaty insurance on behalf of its sister company Validus Reinsurance (Switzerland) Ltd and, as an approved Lloyd's coverholders, on behalf of Talbot Underwriting Ltd through its Lloyd's Syndicate 1183, which has Financial Strength Ratings of A.M. Best A and Standard & Poor’s A-.

Validus Reaseguros, Inc., Validus Re America (New Jersey) Inc. and Talbot Underwriting Services (US) Ltd. are licensed reinsurance intermediaries in Florida, New Jersey, and New York, respectively.

FATCA forms can be found here.

Talbot Underwriting LATAM (Miami)

Talbot Underwriting LATAM (Miami) and Talbot Underwriting LATAM (Santiago) serve Latin American and the Caribbean. They both operate as Lloyd’s coverholders representing Talbot Underwriting Ltd's Syndicate 1183 and underwrite a diversified facultative reinsurance portfolio with current Financial Strength Ratings of Standard & Poor’s A+, A.M. Best A and Fitch AA-.

Talbot is a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings, Ltd. The group has offices in Atlanta, Bermuda, Boston, Dubai, Labuan, London, Miami, New Jersey, New York, Santiago, Scottsdale, Singapore, Sydney, Waterloo and Zurich, and is well positioned for international growth and success.

Disclaimer:
Talbot Underwriting LATAM (Miami) is a trading name of Validus Reaseguros Inc. Talbot Underwriting LATAM (Santiago) is a trading name of Talbot Underwriting (LATAM) S.A.

FATCA forms can be found here.

Talbot Underwriting Services (US) Ltd

Talbot Underwriting Services (US) Ltd. is a licensed excess lines broker and reinsurance intermediary in New York, and an approved Lloyd’s coverholder operating on behalf of Talbot Underwriting Ltd. through it’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 1183.

Disclaimer:
Underwriters at Lloyd’s are licensed insurers only in Kentucky, Illinois, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In all other states Underwriters at Lloyd’s are eligible surplus lines insurers, and insurance business may only be placed with Lloyd’s through appropriately licensed excess or surplus lines brokers. In Canada, insurance is placed exclusively by Talbot Underwriting Services (US) Ltd, a licensed agent in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan.

FATCA forms can be found here.

 

 

Talbot Underwriting Australia (Sydney)

Talbot Underwriting Australia, established in 2015, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Talbot Underwriting Ltd (Talbot) and a branch of Talbot Risk Services Pte Ltd, Singapore. Talbot operates in the Lloyd’s insurance market through Syndicate 1183. It has Financial Strength Ratings of Standard & Poor’s A+, A.M. Best A and Fitch AA-.
Talbot is a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings, Ltd. The group has offices in Atlanta, Bermuda, Boston, Dubai, Labuan, London, Miami, New Jersey, New York, Santiago, Scottsdale, Singapore, Sydney, Waterloo and Zurich, and is well positioned for international growth and success.

Disclaimer:
Talbot Risk Services Pte Ltd ABN 78 603 176 389 AFSL 472967, trading as Talbot Underwriting Australia.

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FATCA forms can be found here.

 

 

Validus Research Inc.

Validus has created a specialist team and invested substantial resources to provide leading-edge risk analytics. Validus Research Inc. (“VRI”) is dedicated to catastrophe research, risk modelling and development of analytical tools.

VRI provides applied research services to other group companies by using the extensive knowledge of research scientists in Canada and the US. Additionally, VRI supports Validus operations worldwide through the Validus Capital Allocation and Pricing System (VCAPS), a proprietary risk analytics application. VCAPS offers our operating companies’ underwriters, actuaries and management an industry-leading platform for risk assessment and selection. Finally, the catastrophe modeling team delivers value both through the VCAPS environment and through tailored services to various teams within the group.

Talbot Underwriting LATAM (Santiago)

Talbot Underwriting LATAM (Santiago) and Talbot Underwriting LATAM (Miami) serve Latin American and the Caribbean. They both operate as Lloyd’s coverholders representing Talbot Underwriting Ltd's Syndicate 1183 and underwrite a diversified facultative reinsurance portfolio with current Financial Strength Ratings of Standard & Poor’s A+, A.M. Best A and Fitch AA-.

Talbot is a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings, Ltd. The Validus Group has offices in Atlanta, Bermuda, Boston, Dubai, Labuan, London, Miami, New Jersey, New York, Santiago, Scottsdale, Singapore, Sydney, Waterloo and Zurich, and is well positioned for international growth and success.

Disclaimer:
Talbot Underwriting LATAM (Miami) is a trading name of Validus Reaseguros Inc. Talbot Underwriting LATAM (Santiago) is a trading name of Talbot Underwriting (LATAM) S.A.

FATCA forms can be found here.

Talbot Underwriting (MENA) Ltd

Talbot Underwriting (MENA) Ltd (“TUMENA”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Talbot Underwriting Ltd and operates in the Middle East and African reinsurance markets. TUMENA operates through Syndicate 1183 at Lloyd’s of London which is a leading Lloyd’s insurance underwriter.

TUMENA is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and operates from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). This provides a clear and practical regulatory framework and serves as an ideal hub for reinsurance operations within the region. Our aim is to establish close partnerships and continue to be a key reinsurance provider in the regional reinsurance market.

Disclaimer:
Talbot Underwriting (MENA) Ltd is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority. Talbot Underwriting Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. This information is intended only for Professional Clients and no other person should act on it.

FATCA forms can be found here.

Talbot Risk Services Pte Ltd

Talbot Risk Services Pte, Ltd. operates in Singapore and Australia to source business in the Far East and Australia. In Singapore, Talbot Risk Services Pte, Ltd. operates under Lloyd's Asia Scheme which permits underwriters to write Singaporean business and non-Singaporean business locally through service companies in Singapore. In Australia, Talbot Risk Services Pte, Ltd sources business from the local region and holds an Australian Financial Services License which is issued by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. Talbot Underwriting (MENA) Ltd. operates in Dubai to source business from the Middle East and North Africa and is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.

Talbot Risk Services Pte Ltd procedures:
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Talbot Risk Services Pte Ltd is registered by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as an approved Lloyd’s Asia scheme service company.

FATCA forms can be found here.

Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. (Branch Office)

Validus Reinsurance, Ltd., a subsidiary of Validus, has a branch office located in Singapore which commenced operating in December 2009. It provides direct underwriting to Validus Re’s growing Asia Pacific client base  and enhances services within the region’s time zones on behalf of Validus Re (A.M. Best A, S&P A).

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Validus Reinsurance is registered by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) as a foreign company in Singapore as Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. (Singapore Branch) (Incorporated in Bermuda).

FATCA forms can be found here.

Validus Reinsurance (Switzerland) Ltd.

Our Swiss reinsurance subsidiary, Validus Reinsurance (Switzerland) Ltd ("Validus Re Swiss"), is a société anonyme headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Validus Re Swiss is licensed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, or FINMA, in Switzerland. Validus Re Swiss is also licensed as a permit company in Bermuda under the Companies Act and is registered in Bermuda as a Class 4 insurer under the Insurance Act, operating through its Bermuda branch, which complements our Swiss-based underwriters with a separate Bermuda underwriting platform. Validus Re Swiss has a Financial Strength Rating of A.M. Best A and Standard & Poor’s A.

FATCA forms can be found here.

MBRT documentation can be found here.

 

Validus Specialty Underwriting Services, Inc

Validus Specialty Underwriting Services, Inc ("Validus Specialty") was formed in February 2017 and is an operating subsidiary of Validus Holdings, Ltd.  Headquartered in New York, Validus Specialty leverages the underwriting expertise, risk appetite and balance sheet capacity of Talbot Underwriting and Western World Insurance Group, and provides clients with a complete suite of specialty insurance solutions for brokerage risks as well as program portfolios.

For more information see Talbot Underwriting and Western World Insurance Group

FATCA form can be found here.