July 23, 2015
PEMBROKE, Bermuda — PartnerRe today announced an update to PartnerResearch, its award-winning, free iPad® application.
This most recent update adds 2014/2015 storm data within the App which now includes over 4,500 individual windstorms across six regions: Australia, Central Pacific, Easte Pacific, North West Pacific, North Atlantic and Europe. The App makes it possible to recall the path, extent and intensity of windstorms for some regions as far back as 1900, including those storms that occurred in 2014 and early 2015.
Notable storms in this update include Extra Tropical Storm Niklas in Central Europe with wind gusts of up to 150 kmph, Hurricane Gonzalo, making landfall with category two wind speeds in Bermuda, Typhoon Rammasun with multiple landfalls in Asia and category three-four wind speeds as well as Hurricane Odile, with landfall in western Mexico at category three wind speeds.
Originally launched in September 2013, the PartnerResearch App was developed to offer business partners and risk managers free and direct access to a layer of the proprietary modeling systems compiled by PartnerRe’s dedicated Research team.
“We are pleased to expand the coverage of our App to include the latest storms that occurred during the 2014/2015 wind season,” said Greg Haft, Head of Catastrophe at PartnerRe. “Every new year of storm data gives us the possibility of assessing our storm climatology with further accuracy and sharing this knowledge with the broader re/insurance industry. We encourage our business partners to use this App – particularly for geographies where they have exposures – to enhance their understanding of extreme wind events.”
PartnerRe Ltd. is a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, also offers capital markets products that include weather and credit protection to financial, industrial and service companies. Risks reinsured include property, casualty, motor, agriculture, aviation/space, catastrophe, credit/surety, engineering, energy, marine, specialty property, specialty casualty, multi-line and other lines in its Non-life operations, mortality, longevity and accident and health in its Life and Health operations, and alternative risk products. For the year ended December 31, 2014, total revenues were $6.5 billion. At March 31, 2015, total assets were $22.5 billion, total capital was $8.0 billion and total shareholders’ equity attributable to PartnerRe was $7.2 billion.
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