Validus Holdings, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance coverage in the property, marine and specialty lines markets and insurance coverage in the same markets. The Company conducts its operations worldwide through two wholly owned subsidiaries, Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. (Validus Re) and Talbot Holdings Ltd. (Talbot). It operates in two segments: Validus Re and Talbot. Validus Re underwrites property catastrophe reinsurance, property per risk reinsurance and property pro rata reinsurance. Talbot writes primarily short-tail lines of business. The Company is extending its operations in the United States market through Western World Insurance Group, Inc. (Western World), which is a specialty lines insurance company.