Validus Holdings, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company through its operating subsidiaries offers a range of insurance solutions, with a particular emphasis on short-tail lines of business.It operates in three segments: Validus Re, AlphaCat and Talbot. Validus Re is a Bermuda-based reinsurance segment focused on short tail lines of reinsurance. AlphaCat is a Bermuda-based investment adviser, managing capital from third parties and the Company in insurance linked securities and other investments in the property catastrophe reinsurance space. Talbot is a specialty insurance segment, primarily operating within the Lloyd's insurance market through Syndicate 1183. The Company is a holding company for reinsurance and insurance operating companies and investment advisors including Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. (Validus Re), Talbot Holdings Ltd. (Talbot), Western World Insurance Group, Inc. (Western World) and AlphaCat Managers, Ltd. (AlphaCat).