Investment Section Update

The latest happenings with the SOA’s Investment Section Bryan E. Boudreau

In addition to keeping up with the developments in the capital markets, we’ve been busy at the Investment Section Council. The goal of the Investment Section is always to provide our members with accessible and relevant investment content.

Our flagship publication, Risks and Rewards, was published in February and will be published again in August. The newsletter is available in both print and an easy-to-use electronic format that can be accessed on computers and mobile devices.

Our 2019 asset allocation contest is underway, with prizes awarded to portfolios with the best performance between April 1 and Sept. 30. The winners will be recognized at the Investment Section breakfast at the 2019 Society of Actuaries (SOA) Annual Meeting & Exhibit. Also underway is our 2019 Redington Prize contest, where we recognize the best investment paper written by an actuary. Entries were due June 2, and the winner of this contest will be announced in September.

We have a number of webcasts planned in 2019, including an Investment Boot Camp, a series on economic scenario generators and an overview of pension cash balance plans. We also produced a series of “How I Became an Investment Actuary” podcasts.

Planning for the 2019 Investment Seminar is also in progress. This seminar will take place in Toronto on the Sunday preceding the 2019 SOA Annual Meeting & Exhibit. This year’s seminar is being coordinated with the CFA Institute and will have sessions to interest both chartered financial analysts (CFAs) and investment actuaries.

For details on all of our activities, please check out our section webpage. As always, if there are any suggestions to improve our content, please let me or any of our council members know.

Bryan E. Boudreau, FSA, FCA, MAAA, is senior vice president at MetLife and chairperson of the SOA’s Investment Section Council.

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