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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
  • Risks & Rewards, August 2018, Issue 72
    institu- tional investors have to make. One of the primary goals of the asset allocation process is to construct ... equities to inflation- linked debt results in a direct reduction in exposure to the economic growth ...

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    • Authors: Society of Actuaries
    • Date: Aug 2018
    • Publication Name: Risks & Rewards
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Investments
  • A Smart Way to Develop Retirement Income Strategies
    viable retirement income solutions— that’s been a primary focus of my current encore career as a retirement ... evaluating-retirement-income-decisions/. the primary wage-earner and uses the IRS required minimum ...

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    • Authors: Steven Vernon
    • Date: May 2018
    • Competency: Communication>Difficult message delivery; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; Results-Oriented Solutions>Actionable recommendations; Strategic Insight and Integration>Effective decision-making; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Problem analysis and definition
    • Topics: Annuities>Payout annuities; Demography>Longevity; Finance & Investments>Asset allocation; Finance & Investments>Investments
  • A Smart Way to Develop Retirement Income Strategies
    Social Security benefits until age 70 for the primary wage-earner. Married couples would use common ... claiming strategy for the spouse who isn’t the primary wage-earner. This strategy then uses the IRS required ...

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    • Authors: Steven Vernon
    • Date: May 2018
    • Competency: Communication>Difficult message delivery; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; Results-Oriented Solutions>Actionable recommendations; Strategic Insight and Integration>Effective decision-making; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Problem analysis and definition
    • Topics: Annuities>Payout annuities; Demography>Longevity; Finance & Investments>Asset allocation; 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
  • A Smart Way to Develop Retirement Income Strategies
    usually by delaying the start of benefits for the primary wage-earner. The optimal strategy for a married ... strategy delays Social Security until age 70 for the primary wage-earner and uses the IRS required minimum ...

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    • Authors: Steven Vernon
    • Date: May 2018
    • Competency: Communication>Difficult message delivery; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; Results-Oriented Solutions>Actionable recommendations; Strategic Insight and Integration>Effective decision-making; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Problem analysis and definition
    • Topics: Annuities>Payout annuities; Demography>Longevity; Finance & Investments>Asset allocation; Finance & Investments>Investments
  • Inflation, the Case for a Breakout
    Inflation, the Case for a Breakout Provides summary of qualitative factors in the current ... necessarily disin- flationary. Entitlements for health care and pensions can grow larger than the savings this ...

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    • Authors: Joseph Koltisko
    • Date: Aug 2018
    • Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration>Big picture view; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Problem analysis and definition
    • Publication Name: Risks & Rewards
    • Topics: Enterprise Risk Management>Capital markets; Finance & Investments>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
  • 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
  • Planning Today for Tomorrow’s Retirement
    Planning Today for Tomorrow’s Retirement This article illustrates how today’s retirement system ... report to the Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, Committee on Health ...

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    • Authors: Zenaida Samaniego
    • Date: May 2018
    • Competency: Results-Oriented Solutions>Actionable recommendations; Results-Oriented Solutions>Assess decision effectiveness
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Investments; Pensions & Retirement>Defined contribution and 401k plans; Public Policy; Public Policy; Social Insurance