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May 1, 2012 10:00 am ET
Robin Sidders - Director, IR
Costas Miranthis - President & CEO
Bill Babcock - EVP & CFO
Amit Kumar - Macquarie
Mike Zaremski - Credit Suisse
Jay Gelb - Barclays
Michael Nannizzi - Goldman Sachs
Vinay Misquith - Evercore Partners
Matt Carletti - JMP Securities
Greg Locraft - Morgan Stanley
Matthew Heimermann - JPMorgan
Doug Mewherter - RBC
Jay Cohen - Bank of America
Josh Shanker - Deutsche Bank
Ian Gutterman - Adage Capital
Ron Bobman - Capital Returns
Before we begin the call, I will remind all participants that they are in a listen-only mode. (Operator Instructions). If you have not received a copy of the press release, it is posted on the company's website, www.partnerre.com or you can call 212-687-8080 and one will be faxed to you right away.
I will now hand over to Robin Sidders, Director of Investor Relations at PartnerRE who will begin the call.
Good morning and welcome to PartnerRE's first quarter 2012 results conference call and webcast. As a reminder, our first quarter financial supplement can be found on our website at www.partnerre. com in the Investor Relations section by clicking on Supplementary Financial Data on the Financial Reports page. On today's call are President and CEO of PartnerRE, Costas Miranthis; and Bill Babcock, Executive Vice President and CFO of PartnerRE.
Costas will start with an overview of the quarter and then hand over to Bill, who will provide more details on the results. Costas will provide additional commentary on the market and then we'll open the call up for question-and-answer session. I'll begin with the Safe Harbor statements.