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Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from December, 2008

Steven D. McDonnell

Surely the dominant theme in the business today is the effect turbulent markets are having on variable annuity benefit guarantees and in turn on investment platforms, which insurers have been modifying in greater frequency of late. Over the near term we may see fewer new fund registrations as compared with years past, and filing activity will center more on fine tuning platforms, removing underperforming managers, and addressing risk-related issues...

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