Bridging the Gap Seminar: Focus on Fixed-Indexed Annuities

November 4, 2018
Sofitel Magnificent Mile Hotel
Chicago, IL


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Special New Topic

Fixed-Indexed Annuities (FIAs) have grown in popularity over the recent decade vis-à-vis Variable Annuities (VAs) for a variety of reasons - examples of which include lower MERs, continued bull-market performance and outperformance of indices over actively managed funds. The addition of rich withdrawal benefit riders to these products have further served to cement their popularity.

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Annuity Systems Inc. (ASI) are pleased to announce a special half-day seminar (the ninth in this series) that will precede the Equity-Based Insurance Guarantees Conference on Nov. 5-6, 2018 in Chicago.

This half-day seminar will start with a discussion of the variations of fixed-indexed annuity (FIA) products that are currently offered in the marketplace. Using this as a backdrop, the presenter(s) will discuss the pricing, hedging and other risk-management issues associated with this product – and in the process will outline the contrast of variable annuities (VA) hedging. The session is also expected to discuss the differences between the behavioral assumptions underlying the FIAs (and their riders) and those underlying the VA products.

Who Should Attend

Risk managers, risk officers, corporate actuaries, appointed actuaries, investment actuaries, product development actuaries, pricing actuaries, valuation actuaries, software vendors and developers, consultants, investment bankers, derivatives professionals, analysts and regulators.