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  • 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
  • Quantitative Measures of Bond Liquidity
    Attracted by the sale of state-owned firms, foreign direct investment increased dramatically (even though ... appreciated, and a slump in the world prices of primary products stalled the Argentine economy. Argentina’s ...

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    • Authors: Vadim Konstantinovsky
    • Date: Aug 2016
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management
    • Publication Name: Risks & Rewards
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Investments; Pensions & Retirement>Risk management
  • Enterprise Risk Management:One size does not fit all
    Looking forward, the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on MLRs will need to be consid- ered. ... life, or property and casualty (P&C)). Health care is considered a short- tailed line of business, ...

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    • Authors: Mark W Whitford
    • Date: Jan 2013
    • Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration>Big picture view; Strategic Insight and Integration>Strategy development; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management
    • Publication Name: Health Watch
    • Topics: Annuities>Investment strategy - Annuities; Enterprise Risk Management>Portfolio management - ERM; Finance & Investments>Asset allocation; Finance & Investments>Asset liability management; Finance & Investments>Investments
  • S&P Financial Products Company Model
    derivatives—basically credit exposures that don't have a direct link to changes in market value. ... MR. ROSEMAN: When we apply this model, I don't care where it's been or where it's going; I'm just looking ...

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    • Authors: Craig Fowler, Ellen Woodruff, Robert N Roseman
    • Date: May 2002
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Enterprise Risk Management>Capital management - ERM; Finance & Investments>Investments
  • Correspondent’s Report from the SOA 2015 Annual Meeting and Exhibit
    inflation than pure insurance. Sun outlined three primary challenges to investing in equity: 1) uncertainty ... being supplemental savings plans to being the primary retirement ve- hicle for many workers. Although ...

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    • Authors: Warren A Manners
    • Date: Feb 2016
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Internal forces and business performance; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions
    • Publication Name: Risks & Rewards
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Investment policy; Finance & Investments>Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment strategy - Finance & Investments
  • pd-2018-03-investment-session-2b
    pd-2018-03-investment-session-2b The Investment Symposium is a day-and-a-half long ... closely follow federal law. The Sherman Act, is the primary U.S. antitrust law pertaining to association activities ...

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    • Authors: Society of Actuaries
    • Date: Feb 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>Asset liability management; Finance & Investments>Derivatives; Finance & Investments>Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment strategy - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Portfolio management - Finance & Investments
  • Global Variable Annuity Relected in New Zealand Product Design
    Global Variable Annuity Relected in New Zealand Product Design New Zealand is about to launch ... the state scheme has been perceived to be the primary provid- er of retirement income. Raising awareness ...

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    • Authors: Murray Alan Hilder, Ralph Stewart
    • Date: Jan 2016
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial methods in business operations; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Problem analysis and definition; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: International News
    • Topics: Annuities>Capital - Annuities; Annuities>Guaranteed living benefits; Annuities>Individual annuities; Annuities>Investment strategy - Annuities; Annuities>Marketing and distribution - Annuities; Annuities>Policyholder behavior - Annuities; Annuities>Pricing - Annuities; Annuities>Reserves - Annuities; Annuities>Product development - Annuities; Annuities>Variable annuities; Finance & Investments>Asset allocation; Finance & Investments>Asset liability management; Finance & Investments>Derivatives; Finance & Investments>Investment policy; Finance & Investments>Investments
  • Session 3B: Duration Matching Versus Cash Flow Matching for Pension Plans
    Session 3B: Duration Matching Versus Cash Flow Matching for Pension Plans This session ... closely follow federal law. The Sherman Act, is the primary U.S. antitrust law pertaining to association activities ...

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    • Authors: Society of Actuaries
    • 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 liability management; Finance & Investments>Derivatives; Finance & Investments>Investments; Finance & Investments>Investment strategy - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Portfolio management - Finance & Investments
  • Options for Actuaries
    Options for Actuaries With the potential growth in the premium finance and life settlement ... benefits/maturities and paying future premiums. The primary writer of this reinsurance exited the mar- ket ...

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    • Authors: Michael Frank
    • Date: Nov 2007
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management
    • Publication Name: Reinsurance News
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Investments; Reinsurance>Life reinsurance; Reinsurance>Product development - Reinsurance