PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PartnerRe Ltd. ("the Company") today reported net income available to common shareholder of $433 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to income of $362 million for the same period of 2021, an increase of 20%. Net loss attributable to common shareholder was $1,100 million for the full year 2022, compared to income of $679 million for the same period of 2021. Operating income was $370 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to operating income of $300 million for the same period of 2021. Operating income for the full year 2022 was $809 million compared to an operating income of $545 million for the same period of 2021, an increase of 48%. Operating income for the fourth quarter and the full year 2022 improved over the same periods of 2021 as a result of improvements in the underwriting results.
PartnerRe President and Chief Executive Officer Jacques Bonneau commented, "Our operating performance for the fourth quarter of 2022 was excellent, with operating income of $370 million. Our annual operating performance also maintained its positive momentum, and operating income ROE was 12.0% for the year. In addition to solid underwriting results, during 2022 we grew net investment income by almost 6% as we continued to reinvest available cash at rates that are meaningfully higher than our existing book yield.
Looking to 2023, we were able to capitalize on the attractive rate environment for the January 1st renewals. We grew our production premium base by 9% over January 1st, 2022 levels while at the same time improving the portfolio through higher attachment points on our property catastrophe portfolio, tighter terms and conditions and increased rates above inflation trends over a meaningful portion of the portfolio. We continued to execute on responding to our clients and our distribution partners once we received the necessary data to complete our analysis of risk."
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