Markets specialists make push into VA modelling

Liability modelling has traditionally been dominated by vendors of actuarial tools. Now firms with credentials in capital markets modelling are trying to muscle in on the territory, particularly for complex variable annuities portfolios


It is well known that hedging variable annuities (VAs) presents a challenge because of the complexities of the embedded options within the products. Losses on the products following the financial crisis made insurers take a second look at their hedging strategies. Since then, VA hedging has evolved further, particularly in the US where insurers are increasingly interested in not only the economic risk inherent in their VAs, but also the impact on capital and earnings at risk. Now, insurers are

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The future of life insurance

As the world constantly evolves and changes, so too does the life insurance industry, which is preparing for a multitude of challenges, particularly in three areas: interest rates, regulatory mandates and technology (software, underwriting tools and…

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