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Equity Holding Preferences of U.S. based Insurance Companies in Low Interest Rate Periods

Equity Holding Preferences of U.S. based Insurance Companies in Low Interest Rate Periods Related Project: Optimal and Actual Asset Allocation Decisions in Protracted Low Interest Rate Periods Author: C. Krishnamurti, N. Papagiorgiou, F. Radmehr Professor Chandrasekhar Krishnamurti is the lead research contributor for the Global Risk Institute on Optimal and Actual Asset Allocation Decisions in Protracted... View Article

AI Frontiers: Where We are Today and the Risks and Benefits of An AI Enabled Future

"Artificial Intelligence” is a very powerful narrative. In fact, today, many leading thinkers envision a future where machines surpass humans in intelligence. In Part One of our two part series, we assess of the potential near term risks and benefits of Artificial Intelligence. Later, in Part Two, we explore how AI is expected to impact Financial Services and what specific use-cases we expect to see over the next 1-3 years.

An Improved Application of the Variable Annuity

Variable annuities have been used as a payout mechanism in some US pension plans that are qualified under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code for many years. This innovative payout technique has also been introduced in a large pension plan in British Columbia that is registered under the Canadian Income Tax Act. Under this technique, the registered pension pl an establishes a “hurdle rate”.