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Professor Ralph Koijen's joint research on variable annuities is spotlighted

Excerpt from Insurance News Net -- "Pricing and hedging challenges attached to variable annuities (VA) with living benefits raises questions about their suitability for consumers in search of retirement income, according to a new study by a pair of economists. When insurers that sold VAs with living benefits saw the valuation of existing liabilities rise, they raised costs and trimmed benefits, the study found. Those liabilities rose with the falling stock market and lower interest rates after the financial crisis."

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