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  • How to Prevent the Big Mistake
    financial hiccups in the life industry in both the primary and reinsurance markets. The cyclical nature of ... a similar risk in another product category, to direct resources to the former and away from the latter ...

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    • Authors: Edward Betteto
    • Date: Mar 2003
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; Strategic Insight and Integration>Big picture view; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Problem analysis and definition
    • Publication Name: Reinsurance News
    • Topics: Enterprise Risk Management; Finance & Investments>Asset liability management; Finance & Investments>Portfolio management - Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Risk measurement - Finance & Investments; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Sensitivity testing; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Stochastic models
  • Stochastic Analysis of Long-Term Multiple-Decrement Contracts
    investment returns are not a primary driver of financial performance. The primary risk drivers for this product ... illustrative in nature. Practitioners will have to use care in the selection and parameterization of stochastic ...

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    • Authors: Chad R Runchey, MATTHEW F CLARK
    • Date: Aug 2008
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: Actuarial Practice Forum
    • Topics: Enterprise Risk Management>Risk measurement - ERM; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Dynamic simulation models; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Stochastic models
  • The Modeling Platform
    into the map. Manual items often require special care and con- sideration in effective model management ... and other indirect experience items as well as direct application of profes- sional judgment to assumptions ...

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    • Authors: Society of Actuaries
    • Date: Apr 2016
    • Competency: Professional Values>Practice expertise; 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: The Modeling Platform
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Best practices; Actuarial Profession>Competencies; Enterprise Risk Management>Governance; Enterprise Risk Management>Operational risks; Life Insurance>Policyholder behavior - Life Insurance; Life Insurance>Universal life; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Deterministic models; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Modeling efficiency; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Scenario generation; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Stochastic models; Technology & Applications>Software
  • Hedging Variable Annuity Guarantees: A Practical Discussion
    Once the reinsurance market started to dry up, the direct writers had to look at other alternatives. Not ... there are even differences of opinion within our primary auditor in terms of how you should go about valuing ...

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    • Authors: Zafar Rashid, Francis Sabatini, Application Administrator, Daniel D Heyer, Mark Evans
    • Date: Jun 2004
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Annuities>Guaranteed living benefits; Annuities>Variable annuities; Finance & Investments>Risk measurement - Finance & Investments; Financial Reporting & Accounting>Generally Accepted Accounting Principles [GAAP]; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Stochastic models
  • A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Capital Adequacy
    An example of the unique calibration is the direct feed of a company’s CAT model output into the economic ... capital from different perspectives. One of the primary tenets of statutory accounting is that it views ...

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    • Authors: Robert Painter, Dan Isaac
    • Date: May 2007
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions
    • Publication Name: Actuarial Practice Forum
    • Topics: Enterprise Risk Management>Capital management - ERM; Enterprise Risk Management>Risk measurement - ERM; Finance & Investments>Economic capital; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Stochastic models
  • How to Make Guarantees on VAs Worth More than the Paper They're Written On
    what Ari will be talking about. They'll have a direct impact on the capital requirement with the credit ... capital of a direct writer through a reinsurance program. We built a model from a direct writer's perspective ...

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    • Authors: Ari Lindner, Jason Kehrberg
    • Date: Jun 2004
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Risk measurement - Finance & Investments; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Stochastic models
  • Stochastic Immunization
    typically. The price function of the model is a direct result of the rate changes at particular points ... we have to average things out and let things take care of them. We also make a real effort to make sure ...

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    • Authors: Josephine Marks, Claus S Metzner, Scott E Navin, Steven Craighead, Frederick Slater, Jose Siberon
    • Date: Jun 2000
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Modeling & Statistical Methods>Stochastic models
  • Principle-Based Reserves and LTC Insurance Innovation
    Long-Term Care News May 2009 – Issue 23 20 | MAY 2009 | Long-Term Care News Al Schmitz ... Items such as investment income strategy, shared care (first-to-die life), and combination products that ...

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    • Authors: Allen J Schmitz
    • Date: May 2009
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; Leadership>Professional network leverage; Strategic Insight and Integration>Strategy development; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management
    • Publication Name: Long-Term Care News
    • Topics: Enterprise Risk Management>Capital management - ERM; Finance & Investments>Risk measurement - Finance & Investments; Financial Reporting & Accounting>Statutory accounting; Long-term Care>Long-term care insurance; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Stochastic models
  • An Alternative to Capital Allocation
    business and are largely—and most critically—beyond direct control of management. However, when the capital ... of the portfolios on the efficient frontier is a direct combination of the available investments, the ...

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    • Authors: TOM MATTHEW MCINTYRE, Dan Isaac
    • Date: May 2007
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: Actuarial Practice Forum
    • Topics: Enterprise Risk Management>Capital management - ERM; Finance & Investments>Economic capital; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Conditional Tail Expectation; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Stochastic models
  • A New Risk Metric for Defined Benefit Pension Plans
    works of the sponsoring organization. The primary risk for a DB pension plan is the question of its ... be subsidiary metrics to better understand this primary risk metric. These subsidiary risk metrics are: ...

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    • Authors: Thomas D Bergan, David Fishbaum
    • Date: Oct 2006
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions
    • Publication Name: Actuarial Practice Forum
    • Topics: Modeling & Statistical Methods>Asset modeling; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Dynamic simulation models; Modeling & Statistical Methods>Stochastic models; Pensions & Retirement>Defined benefit plans; Pensions & Retirement>Pension investments & asset liability management; Pensions & Retirement>Risk management