The financial turmoil of past years had lead insurance companies to re-examine the investment risk within their Variable Annuity (VA) and Equity-Indexed Annuity (EIA) products in order to better control their risk profiles. Various strategies are often used to reduce or control these investment risks, with the strategies being implemented at the underlying fund level during the product design stage rather than after product issuance. But many practitioners question whether these new product designs are more effective at reducing risk than traditional hedging and risk management strategies.

In this webinar, recorded on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Ghali Boukfaoui, Insurance Product Specialist of the Client Solutions Group, discussed the most prominent risk-managed product design strategies from the perspective of modeling challenges, practical results and technology considerations.

Mr. Boukfaoui addressed:

  • Derivative overlay strategies
  • Target volatility allocation
  • Risk-return optimization (CAPM-like allocations)
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Featured Speakers
Ghali Boukfaoui, Insurance Product Specialist, Client Solutions Group
Mr. Boukfaoui oversees development of insurance modeling solutions for the company. Prior to Numerix he was a quant and actuarial consultant both in the United States and Europe focusing on quantitative techniques for the modeling and assessment of Asset and Liability risk.

Mr. Boukfaoui is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and holds a master of science in Financial Mathematics.

Moderator: Jim Jockle, Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Jockle leads the company's global marketing efforts, spanning a diverse set of solutions and audiences. He oversees integrated marketing communications to customers in the largest global financial markets and to the Numerix partner network through the company's branding, electronic marketing, research, events, public relations, advertising and relationship marketing.

Prior to joining Numerix, he served as Managing Director of Global Marketing and Communications for Fitch Ratings. During his tenure at Fitch, Mr. Jockle built the firm’s public relations program, oversaw investor relations and led marketing and communications plans for several acquisitions. He also oversaw the brand development of a new company dedicated to the enhancement of credit derivative and structured-credit ratings, products and services. Prior to Fitch, Mr. Jockle was a member of the communications team at Moody's Investors Service.

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