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Equity-Based Insurance Guarantees Conference

Date
November 5 - 6, 2018
Location
Sofitel Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL
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Competencies

External Forces & Industry Knowledge Results-Oriented Solutions Strategic Insight and Integration Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

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The Equity-Based Insurance Guarantees Conference, sponsored by the Society of Actuaries and Annuity Systems Inc., is the only global event of its kind. It’s designed to give risk-management, product development and valuation professionals an understanding and appreciation of how to better quantify, monitor and manage the complex risks underlying the variable annuity and indexed annuity products. This innovative conference features experts on relevant issues, including valuation, reserving, product development, sound risk-management practice and current market environment. Primarily focused on the practical aspect of the business, the Equity-Based Insurance Guarantees Conference is celebrating 14 years of educating professionals.

Examples of topics to be discussed at this two-day event (with breakout sessions on the first day) include:

  • Risk metrics used to manage and monitor long-term market risks;
  • The role of risk management and risk-management platforms in pricing and hedging;
  • Quantifying, modeling and managing policyholder behavior;
  • Operational risks exposed to when running a risk-management program;
  • Issues related to pricing, valuing and reserving;
  • The role of pricing and reserving in risk-management;
  • Development of new products; and
  • Discussion of how well hedging actually works in practice.

As always, participants will also have ample opportunity to network with fellow practitioners, including experts in this area. You will take away from the conference tangible solutions to day-to-day risk-management, pricing, valuation and product development challenges.

Special Opportunity: Attend the pre-conference Bridging the Gap Seminar: Focus on Fixed-Indexed Annuities on Sunday, Nov. 4. It’s designed for practitioners at all levels.

Who Should Attend

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

What Can Attendees Expect

This conference is designed to give professionals with limited-to-moderate experience an understanding of how to better quantify, monitor and manage the risks underlying equity-based guarantee products. Additionally, for professionals who feel they are already well-versed in the intricacies associated with managing and quantifying such risks or developing products with such risks, the conference provides an overview on what is being done by other experts in the field, the current state of affairs in the industry and how the market is expected to change in the future. Continuing with the recent successful program innovation, there will be breakout sessions on the first day of the conference. The purpose of the breakout sessions is two-fold. The first is to allow attendees to hear experts speak on relevant topics like issues related to valuation, reserving and product development and how sound risk-management practice is built on integrating all these aspects prudently. The second is to improve communications between risk-management professionals and pricing, valuation and product development professionals. Examples of tentative topics that will be discussed in this two-day seminar include:

  • Risk metrics used to manage and monitor long-term market risks;
  • The role of risk management in pricing;
  • Quantifying, modeling and managing policyholder behavior;
  • Operational risks exposed to when running a risk-management program;
  • The role of pricing and reserving in risk management;
  • Development of new products;
  • The next wave of managed volatility products, and
  • Discussion of how well hedging actually works in practice.

In addition to these topics, participants will also have the opportunity to network with fellow practitioners, including experts in this area, and walk away from the conference with tangible solutions to their day-to-day risk-management, pricing, valuation and product development challenges.