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  • GICS and Other Insurance Company Products - Are They Still Alive?
    Variable assets are those that involve some more very direct participation in the capital market volatility ... Dimensions .= PartidpatingIndexed _ _-_---_ J I (Direct Rxed Tmdmon_n_t / _- . _. Product- / BankBalance ...

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    • Authors: Joseph J Buff, Daryle G Johnson, Judith Markland
    • Date: May 1992
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Finance & Investments; Pensions & Retirement
  • Methods For Determining And Adjusting Contingency Benchmark Surplus
    properly computed contingency surplus level. A direct corollary of this first observation is that vitality ... do. However, there are practical reasons. The primary practical reason is to attain or retain an acceptable ...

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    • Authors: Joseph J Buff, David L Creswell, Gregory D Jacobs, Gerald A Lockwood, Michael L Zurcher, Eric A Broedel
    • Date: May 1989
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Enterprise Risk Management; Financial Reporting & Accounting
  • Investment Performance Measurement for Insurance Companies
    the time and cost involved. Like others, the primary reason that we are participating is to be able ... Wayne Moore from Aetna, all of whom are other primary workers on the governing board of directors. MR ...

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    • Authors: Joseph J Buff, Scott S Hartz, Edwin P McCausland, David M Kuplic
    • Date: Apr 1994
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Investments
  • Methods of Analyzing Cash Flows to Test for Reserve Adequacy
    Methods ... The present value approach requires greater care in deve lopment than the accumulat ion approach ... market value. II-9 A more ref ined and direct approach involves discounting the various cash ...

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    • Authors: Joseph J Buff, James A Geyer, Richard M Wenner
    • Date: Jan 1987
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Asset liability management
  • Asset/Liability Performance Measurement for Life Insurance and Annuity Products
    now, and in my opinion there appear to be two primary obstacles in measuring asset/liability performance ... made on a real-time basis. Now that we've taken care of definition, let me say a few words about the ...

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    • Authors: Garth A Bernard, Joseph J Buff, Thomas Ho, L SS
    • Date: Oct 1992
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Annuities; Finance & Investments>Asset liability management; Life Insurance
  • Asset/Liability Management
    sensitive to changes in interest rates. That is a direct corollary of the opportunity for increased yield ... insurance company or the insurance industry retains primary control. Our basic goal is going to be investment ...

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    • Authors: Frank J Alpert, Joseph J Buff, Bruce Jones, Michael R Tuohy, Dennis A Blume
    • Date: Oct 1987
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Asset liability management
  • Why Have a Valuation Actuary in the Life/Health Business?
    Why Have a Valuation Actuary in the Life/Health Business? This presentation at the 1989 Valuation ... Although cash flow scenario testing may be the primary route to take for many companies and many products ...

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    • Authors: Joseph J Buff
    • Date: Jan 1989
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession; Financial Reporting & Accounting>Statutory accounting
  • Asset/Liability Management
    contract design and policyholder behavior have a direct impact on cash- flow requirements and hence on ... requirements. Likewise, investment dpportunities have a direct bearing on pricing. competitiveness- and persistency ...

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    • Authors: Joseph J Buff
    • Date: Dec 1987
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: The Actuary Magazine
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Asset liability management
  • Investment Strategy for Life Insurance Products
    time. 4. The quantity of raw output data rises in direct proportion to the number of scenarios analyzed ... variable spreads exist on these securities as a direct result of the supply and demand for these securities ...

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    • Authors: Joseph J Buff, Sheldon Epstein, Mark Griffin, Eric S Werner
    • Date: May 1988
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Asset liability management; Finance & Investments>Investment strategy - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Risk measurement - Finance & Investments
  • Quantifying the C-1 Risk [Defaults in Fixed Dollar Investments and Market Value Changes in Equity Investments]
    all, that is not my primary area of responsibility. That is somebody else's primary area of responsibility ... and to look at things which are outside of his primary realm of responsibility. I am the first to admit ...

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    • Authors: Application Administrator, Joseph J Buff, Robert J Callahan, Irwin T Vanderhoof, John C Winter
    • Date: May 1987
    • Competency: Professional Values>Practice expertise
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Risk measurement - Finance & Investments