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A.M. Best Posts Transcript Examining Deleveraging and Investment Strategies for Insurance Companies

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The video playback and transcript for the Best’s Review webinar titled, “Economist A. Gary Shilling on Global Deleveraging and Investment Strategies for Insurance Companies,” presented on August 8, is now available to view online.

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In this webinar, economist Dr. A. Gary Shilling and co-founders of Prime Institutional Group, Ray M. Gilliam and Allen R. Paksima, discussed the impact of ongoing low interest rates and possible investment strategies for insurance company portfolio managers. Shilling is an economist and author who has been focused on the likelihood of deflation and the challenges faced by governments and businesses in a low interest-rate environment.

Shilling also discussed the macro economic forces that are bringing about deflationary forces both in the U.S. and in other developed economies worldwide, and how this will impact interest rates for the balance of this decade. Prime Institutional Group helps insurers develop investment strategies utilizing U.S. Government Agency backed collateralized mortgage obligation bonds (Agency CMOs).

Panelists for this webinar included:

  • Dr. A. Gary Shilling, President of A. Gary Shilling & Co., an economic consulting firm. He is also a registered investment advisor.
  • Ray M. Gilliam, Principal and Co-founder, Prime Institutional Group
  • Allen R. Paksima, Principal and Co-founder, Prime Institutional Group
  • Mark Kuhlman, Vice President Business Development, Prime Institutional Group

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