Introduction to Universal Life in Brazil: The Basics and Beyond


September 04, 2018


Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

  • Communication
  • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
  • Results-Oriented Solutions
  • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

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Program Overview

The 2018 Society of Actuaries Universal Life Insurance seminar will provide attendees with an overview of the development of Universal Life through the perspective of the Brazilian insurance market.  Our international speaker panel will provide background into the evolution of Universal Life, practical risk management insights, and discussion of the issues that were overcome by actuaries, regulators, and insurers to address stakeholder needs. 

Session topics include:

  1. Brazilian regulatory update
  2. Sales and distribution
  3. Design, pricing and implementation
  4. Lessons learned

Presentations will be in English with simultaneous translation into Portuguese

Educational Objectives

The goal of the seminar is to provide attendees with critical insight into the mechanics of selling, pricing and administering Universal Life. At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees will have an understanding of universal life design, pricing and implementation and a greater understanding of challenges insurers face in satisfying stakeholders including agents, customers, shareholders and regulators.

Audience Experience Level

All levels of experience

Target Audience

Insurance professionals involved in the design, pricing, and implementation of life insurance products.




Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.


Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.