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  • Investment Fallacies e-book
    will argue that models have ceased to be the primary differentiators when discounting contingent events ... risk. Volatility is thought by many to be the primary risk metric. Easy to calculate and comparable ...

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    • Authors: Max Rudolph, Society of Actuaries
    • Date: Sep 2014
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial methods in business operations; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Capital management - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment policy; Finance & Investments>Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment strategy - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Risk measurement - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Value at risk - Finance & Investments
  • A Review of Root Cause in Insurer Insolvencies and Impairments
    liability; Life & Annuity, Health, including long- term care (LTC); and Health cooperatives. Figure 1 Number ... circumstances. Some insurer insolvencies point to one primary causal driver, such as fraud. However, a majority ...

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    • Authors: David Heppen, Veronika Cooper
    • Date: Aug 2018
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Internal forces and business performance; Professional Values>Practice expertise; Strategic Insight and Integration>Effective decision-making; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Problem analysis and definition; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: Risk Management
    • Topics: Enterprise Risk Management>Operational risks; Enterprise Risk Management>Risk measurement - ERM; Finance & Investments>Investments
  • Concurrent Session 4B: Using Factor Investing in Strategic Asset Allocation
    80% of the variability across asset classes. Primary drivers of returns across asset classes and broad ... points to consider:  Options 1 & 2 offer the most direct diversification benefit by explicitly increasing ...

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    • Authors: Society of Actuaries, Ward Bortz, Peter H Sun
    • Date: Mar 2018
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance; Professional Values>Ethical standards; Strategic Insight and Integration>Big picture view; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Asset allocation; Finance & Investments>Derivatives; Finance & Investments>Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment strategy - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Portfolio management - Finance & Investments
  • State Investment Regulation
    investing. I think it is generally agreed that the primary purpose of investment regu- lations is to insure ... other areas seems a bit antiquated. While the primary purpose of regulation has remained the same, concepts ...

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    • Authors: Frank W Bennett, Stephen Maluk, William S Tager, Irwin T Vanderhoof, Melvin B. Dunn
    • Date: Jun 1986
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Investments; Public Policy
  • Investment Fallacies e-book
    Misconception #1: Plan Sponsor Risk vs. Plan Risk The primary risks embedded in bond pricing and actuarial ... heart of a typical actuarial valuation. The primary risk embedded in bond pricing is that the bond ...

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    • Authors: Dimitry D Mindlin, Society of Actuaries
    • Date: Sep 2014
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial methods in business operations; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Capital management - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment policy; Finance & Investments>Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment strategy - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Risk measurement - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Value at risk - Finance & Investments
  • Risks and Rewards, February 2017, Issue 69
    with value. Deliver substantive benefits, with a primary focus on professional development content. Value ... up with great, great powerful, wonderful health care. I'll tell you what. We're going to win again.

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    • Authors: Society of Actuaries
    • Date: Feb 2017
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance
    • Publication Name: Risks & Rewards
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Investment policy; Finance & Investments>Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment strategy - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Risk measurement - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Value at risk - Finance & Investments
  • Investment Fallacies e-book
    Investment Fallacies e-book Investment Fallacies: Extended periods of robust macroeconomic ... of retail investor partici- pation thru their primary residence, and institutions piling on via derivatives ...

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    • Authors: Society of Actuaries, Paul Conlin
    • Date: Sep 2014
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial methods in business operations; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Capital management - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment policy; Finance & Investments>Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment strategy - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Risk measurement - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Value at risk - Finance & Investments
  • 3B: Insurance Company Investment Risk Management – What Remains to be Addressed
    Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of ... Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee ...

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    • Authors: Tully Sun Cheng, Poojan Jitendra Shah, Liang Zhang, Robert McGinley
    • Date: Nov 2019
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance
    • Topics: Economics; Economics>Financial economics; Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Investments; Finance & Investments>Portfolio management - Finance & Investments
  • Investment Fallacies e-book
    Investment Fallacies e-book Investment Fallacies: A real-world approach to Value at Risk currency ... we might accrue losses of as much as 16%. The direct solution to that problem is to increase the liquidity ...

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    • Authors: Society of Actuaries, Nicholas John Macleod
    • Date: Sep 2014
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial methods in business operations; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Capital management - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment policy; Finance & Investments>Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment strategy - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Risk measurement - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Value at risk - Finance & Investments
  • Inflation vs. Deflation (US vs. Europe/Japan)
    Inflation vs. Deflation (US vs. Europe/Japan) Describes outlook for inflation, generally higher in ... versification. There are annuity and long- term care products that have payments directly linked to ...

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    • Authors: Allan Levin
    • Date: Aug 2015
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance
    • Publication Name: Risks & Rewards
    • Topics: Enterprise Risk Management>Capital markets; Finance & Investments>Investments