This webcast will provide an overview of capital markets and asset classes, which also includes hedging instruments and derivatives. The presenters will introduce the primary asset classes that insurers invest in, with a focus on the characteristics and risks of each. They will discuss asset allocation strategies and asset liability matching principles. Dialogue and questions will be encouraged throughout the webcast. At the conclusion of this webcast attendees will be able to, describe assets classes used by insurers including derivatives and hedging instruments and explain basic ALM principles.