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Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from January, 2008

Steven D. McDonnell

Product creation in variable insurance funds these days is greatly influenced by the need for insurers to have their sub-accounts like up with the risk management programs backing up their living benefit guarantees, thus we’re seeing an a abundance of specialized fund of fund (F-of-F) strategies being rolled out, as well as portfolios that either track a benchmark index very closely from a “long” perspective, or, on the other hand, ones that take a non-correlative approach to an index, to hedge against market downturns...

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