Variable annuity products must avoid the derivatives witch hunt


Warren Buffet once famously described derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction”. The ‘Sage of Omaha’, in one of his annual letters to shareholders in his Berkshire Hathaway company, described derivatives as “time bombs”, both for the parties that deal in them and the economic system as a whole. He warned of the linkages derivative contracts create within the financial system and the liquidity death spiral that could take hold if there was a sudden and unexpected demand for

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