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  • The Financial Reporter
    effectively amends SFAS 5, replacing it as the primary source of guidance for accounting for uncertain- ... set of assumptions is unclear (again, usually a direct reflec- tion of the statutory reserve ambiguity) ...

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    • Authors: Richard H Browne, Robert Frasca, Norman E Hill, Christopher Perrin, Henry Siegel, Vincent Y Y Tsang, James Thompson
    • Date: Mar 2007
    • Publication Name: The Financial Reporter
  • The Financial Reporter
    wonders why _____ was not mentioned as one of the primary topics of the meeting, I have several responses ... withheld liability” equal to the loan balance: Direct Writer Assets Liabilities Invested Assets Reserve ...

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    • Authors: Richard H Browne, Jerry Enoch, Donna Claire, Max Rudolph, Vincent Y Y Tsang, Larry Warren, John F Bevacqua, Douglas Robbins
    • Date: Jun 2003
    • Publication Name: The Financial Reporter
  • The Financial Reporter
    information is supple- mentary to the company’s primary published financial statements (for example, U ... financial options and guarantees. This principle is a direct response to those concerns. This principle is ...

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    • Authors: Richard H Browne, Errol Cramer, Jerry Enoch, Mark Freedman, William R Horbatt, Carol A Marler, John D Morrison, Vincent Y Y Tsang, Laura J Hay, Donald Solow, Thomas R Auvinen
    • Date: Dec 2004
    • Publication Name: The Financial Reporter
  • Purchase GAAP for Equity-Indexed Annuities
    derivatives at issue. This guidance is very helpful for direct writers because the basis of the hybrid contract ... being comparable with the practice used by the direct writer, reinsurance premium can be used as the ...

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    • Authors: Vincent Y Y Tsang
    • Date: Jun 2003
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: The Financial Reporter
    • Topics: Financial Reporting & Accounting>Generally Accepted Accounting Principles [GAAP]
  • International Section News, April 2005, Issue No. 35
    council meeting in October, we agreed that the primary activities of the section are to provide a sense ... failures in the United States found the following primary causes: • Uninformed or inattentive board of ...

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    • Authors: Stephen Ainsworth, Application Administrator, Richard J Geisler, R Thomas Herget, William R Horbatt, Catherine Denise Lyn, John Robinson, Marc Slutzky, Vincent Y Y Tsang, Michael Gabon, Marcia M Tam-Marks, Mike Leung, Ronora Stryker, Scott Odierno, Martha Sikaras, Maria Torres, Ghislaine Royer, Guo Dan
    • Date: Apr 2005
    • Publication Name: International News
  • Practical Considerations for Implementing the New Statement of Position for Long Duration Contracts and for Separate Accounts –Part II
    inducements. (I) REINSURANCE Besides affecting direct issuers of non- traditional LDC, SOP 03-1 also ... following reasons: • The ceding enterprise is the primary par ty r e spons ib l e f o r p rov id ing mortality ...

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    • Authors: David C Heavilin, Vincent Y Y Tsang
    • Date: Feb 2004
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context
    • Publication Name: The Financial Reporter
    • Topics: Financial Reporting & Accounting>Financial Accounting Standards Board [FASB]; Financial Reporting & Accounting>Generally Accepted Accounting Principles [GAAP]; Reinsurance>Financial reporting for reinsurance
  • The Financial Reporter, Issue No. 56, February 2004
    inducements. (I) REINSURANCE Besides affecting direct issuers of non- traditional LDC, SOP 03-1 also ... following reasons: • The ceding enterprise is the primary par ty r e spons ib l e f o r p rov id ing mortality ...

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    • Authors: Jerry Enoch, Mark Freedman, David C Heavilin, Vincent Y Y Tsang, William Sayre, Ludovic Antony
    • Date: Feb 2004
    • Publication Name: The Financial Reporter
  • Purchase Accounting for Insurance Business Combinations under China-GAAP from an Actuarial Perspective
    acquired company may set up units of account on direct business based on combinations of group of contracts ... assumed business should be treated the same as the direct issues such that the Chi- na-GAAP reserve after ...

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    • Authors: Vincent Y Y Tsang, Zhenping Fu
    • Date: Jan 2017
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial methods in business operations
    • Publication Name: International News
    • Topics: Financial Reporting & Accounting>International Financial Reporting Standards [IFRS]
  • Purchase Accounting for Insurance Business Combinations under China-GAAP from an Actuarial Perspective – Part I
    acquired company may set up units of account on direct business based on combinations of group of contracts ... assumed business should be treated the same as the direct issues such that the Chi- na-GAAP reserve after ...

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    • Authors: Vincent Y Y Tsang, Zhenping Fu
    • Date: Dec 2016
    • Publication Name: The Financial Reporter
    • Topics: Financial Reporting & Accounting
  • Applied Modeling Concepts
    Guideline (AG) 35 as well as the FAS 133 to take care of this kind of embedded guarantee on a valuation ... you say, "I have a lot of surplus. I really don't care. I can put up additional reserve," then go ahead ...

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    • Authors: David A Ricci, Stephen Strommen, Vincent Y Y Tsang, Benjamin J. Yahr
    • Date: Sep 2004
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Topics: Financial Reporting & Accounting; Modeling & Statistical Methods