Variable Annuities: 2014 and Beyond

Incisive Training
Course summary
Length: 2 days
Location: London
Next available date: Enquire for more information - London
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Course Description

Variable Annuities: 2014 and Beyond Course

Variable Annuities: 2014 and Beyond: 2-Day Training Course

This Variable Annuities training course is intended to keep benefit practitioners up-to-date with the latest developments in the complex and rapidly evolving variable annuities market.

The 2-day programme is delivered by skilled practitioners and expert speakers who use their experience of the insurance sector to provide delegates with a clear, thorough understanding of:

  • the main regulatory challenges
  • the Solvency II capital requirement on the VA book
  • sources of risk (including market risk & hedging)
  • what constitutes a best practice approach to sustainable product design

Most importantly, delegates will leave the course with the skills to integrate risk management into product design, as well as an appreciation of the broader regulatory issues that are signalling the need for a new approach to variable annuities.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Variable Annuities: 2014 and Beyond course is suitable for benefit practitioners from insurance companies, investment banks, pension funds and asset management funds.

Delegates will typically have job titles and/or responsibilities related to:

  • product development
  • variable annuity pricing
  • actuaries
  • annuity providers
  • life assurance
  • risk officers
  • product design actuaries
  • heads of asset allocation
  • investment officers
  • consulting actuaries
  • heads of investment management
  • IFAs
  • treasurers

Training Course Content

The training sessions for this in-house course cover the following topics:

Day 1

  • Current developments in the VA Market
  • An overview of the US variable annuities market and risk management considerations
  • The ALM risk under Solvency II and the impact on investment products
  • Regulatory implications on the variable annuities market in 2014
  • What products should be offered in the environment of ultra-low interest rates?
  • Hedging considerations for variable annuity products

Day 2

  • Regulatory expectations
  • Regulatory concerns and their impact: an insight into key regulatory issues
  • Risk management for financial products with guarantees
  • Sustainable product design: best-practice approaches


The cost of this Variable Annuities: 2014 and Beyond in-house training course is available upon request.

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