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Dealing With Data
Posted By: Steven D. McDonnell Posted On: Sep 26, 2014

Much of the past two weeks I’ve been working on a number of projects, among them updating my spreadsheet of data related to variable insurance volatility-managed portfolios, and I intend to post a second quarter update on Monday. For a number of reasons, this time around I found the compiling exercise a rather tiring and perplexing one...

Ruminations, Reflections from the 2015 SOA Annual Conference
Posted By: Steven D. McDonnell Posted On: Oct 16, 2015

I got back this Wednesday from the Society of Actuaries’ Annual Conference held this year in Austin, Texas and thought I’d share some of my takeaways from the event...

Solving for Volatility
Posted By: Steven D. McDonnell Posted On: Jan 24, 2014

On Tuesday night, New York City was hit with heavy snowfall, and temperatures this week have fallen into the single digits at times. That’s provided a great opportunity for folks like me to hunker down at their desks and get caught up with long-procrastinated tasks. I’m feeling quite productive!

Sneaking One In…
Posted By: Steven D. McDonnell Posted On: Feb 16, 2016

Yesterday I hope you all had a welcome rest from your labors. I don’t take too many breaks from publishing The Soleares Report each year but Presidents’ Day is one of them. I need a rest too now and then! This post will deal with the ups and downs of tracking variable managed-volatility portfolios...