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2015 Annual Meeting Presentations
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22nd Annual Meeting Presentations


Risk of Retirement Wealth Shortfall for Typical Retiree Households
Tier: All Industry: Retirement
Presenter: Alan Glickstein
Description: During this session, you will learn about research and approaches to determining retirement financial adequacy, worker and retiree attitudes regarding financial risk and how those attitudes have evolved over time since the financial crisis, and tools to help employers and individuals track retirement readiness.


Regulatory Update for US Insurers
Tier: Intermediate Industry: Life
Presenter: Dwayne Husbands & Elizabeth Dietrich
Description: This session will compare and contrast the regulatory framework for US insurers across state, federal and international regulation. This presentation will primarily focus on the latest regulatory developments ( For Global Systematically Important Insurers, Internationally Active Insurance Groups, SIFIs, etc.) including capital standards and what companies are doing to prepare for these upcoming changes.
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Introduction to Predictive Modeling
Tier: All Industry: General
Presenter: Bradley Heinze & Christine Hofbeck
Description: This session will provide an overview of the history of Predictive Modeling applications, and then review its basic steps, from scoping the project through model build, implementation and refinement. A real example of its recent use in the Annuities space will be shared, including an overview of the modeling approach, observations and potential future use cases. Please note that this session is focused on process, not statistics or programming. Prior knowledge of the subject matter is not required.


Steps to Being a Better Professional
Tier: College
Presenter: Chris Cooper
Description: College and high school session aimed at facilitating personal development towards setting and achieving goals. This session also provides the opportunity for students and their respective annual meeting buddies to network and get acquainted with what to expect during the conference.

Current Trends in Long Term Care
Tier: All Industry: Health
Presenter: Scott McKay
Description: Where is the market going? What are the latest trends? As part of this presentation we discuss:
- State of the industry: Developments in individual products, combo products, and alternative solutions. Advocacy for regulatory changes.
- Future for the industry: What have we learned in the last 1.5 years from an actuarial perspective?


Designing & Hedging Risk Managed Funds for Variable Annuities
Tier: Intermediate Industry: ERM/Risk
Presenter: Henry Cheng & Aaron Sarfatti
Description: With the staggering level of Variable Annuity sales in the market today, this session will prove to be very interesting and applicable!


Actuaries in Technology Companies
Tier: All Industry: P&C
Presenter: Frank Chang, Veronica Fontama & Marquita Lee
Description: A panel discussion of the work of actuaries in technology companies.

Introduction to IABA and the Actuarial Profession
Tier: College
Presenter: Yolanda Aserweh & Chipo Runesu
Description: An introduction to IABA and how IABA facilitates support to students on the actuarial path. In addition this session will have a brief overview of the actuarial exam process and some of the work an actuary does. Following the overview, students will be split into groups for the student case study session.

The State of Insurance in Florida
Tier: All Industry: General
Presenter: Eric Johnson
Description: A keynote address on the state of insurance in Florida


Model Governance Risk

Tier: All Industry: General
Presenter: Jonathan Applewhite & Mustafa Dinani
Description: Actuarial models, due to their complexity, materiality, uncertainty around assumptions, and often times less than-thorough documentation, have presented unique challenges in managing model risk. It is critical for companies to establish an effective model validation framework to address these concerns as part of a wider model governance initiative. The session will provide a technical overview of actuarial model risk management and discuss challenges companies may face when establishing a structure for model validation.

Driverless Cars and Insurance Risk
Tier: All Industry: P&C
Presenter: Wenwen Salerno
Description: “Many new vehicles offer crash avoidance features…Advances also are made in intelligent transportation systems that allow vehicles to communicate with one another or with road infrastructure to help avoid crashes.” -Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute
In this session, the speaker will provide an update on the rapidly changing technology advancements, the spread into the fleet of cars, the update on the CAS research and the regulation status for the autonomous vehicles.

Mutuality – Why it Still Works for Some Insurance Companies
Tier: All Industry: Life
Presenter: Joel Steinberg
Description: This session will take you through the history of demutualization and discuss why there are so few mutual companies remaining. It will also go into some of the differences between mutual and public companies, and the benefits and challenges for mutual companies.

Case Studies of the Different Tracks of the Actuarial Field
Tier: College
Description: Attendees will break up into small groups under the supervision of an actuary. While in the groups, the students will work on a case study to gain a deeper level on the topic under review. After the review, the small group will then present to the main group about some of their findings leading to a Q&A facilitated by the group actuary.
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Executive Presence for Multiculturals
Tier: All Industry: General
Presenter: Christal Morris & Kezia Charles
Description: * How we behave each day in our daily lives, at work, school and home; * How we “present” ourselves authentically as we exercise our talents
In this session, you will learn the importance of gravitas, strong communication skills and personal appearance are necessary to grow and sustain your career. We will discuss each of these areas, what they look like in practice and how to avoid blunders.


General Workplace Ethics for an Actuarial Professional
Tier: All Industry: General
Presenter: John E. Gingell
Description: In this session, John will talk generally about Ethics in the workplace. It will center around the particular issues one might face as an Actuary, but be more broad by covering general business, client and intercompany issues and policies. In addition, Mr. Gingell will share some examples of real situations and offer you the chance to discuss your thoughts and how you might handle them.

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