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Pricing Partners and Lunalogic Join Forces on Variable Annuities in Paris - Oct 10


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Pricing Partners and Lunalogic Join Forces on Variable Annuities in Paris   

Pricing Partners (, the independent valuation expert and a world leader in mathematical models and analytics for derivatives and structured products, announced today that it associates with its partner, Lunalogic, consulting company specializing in quantitative techniques, to co-organize a cocktail conference on “Variable Annuities, New Era for Financial Derivatives”, Tuesday October 19th at the prestigious hotel Prince de Galles in Paris.

Variable annuity products have been a great success in the United States and Japan over the past decade and now arrive in the European market. After the first launch of variable annuity contract in France in 2007 and the arrival of Solvency II in Europe, market players are always observing cautiously. Additionally, with the new proposed reforms of French pension system on retirement, the topic on variable annuities comes in the right time. 

Pricing Partners and Lunalogic join forces to organize this conference around 2 panels which will enable to benefit from expert perspectives needed for the transformation of this innovating concept into commercial success. 

The first panel will introduce basically the VA product, market & regulations which will be moderated by Nadia Lericolais, Associate Director at Lunalogic. Confirmed speakers include Christophe Boucher, Senior Quantitative Strategist at AAAdvisors-QCG, François Montenay, National Sales Manager France at AXA Global Distributors, Brian Morrissay, Head of Actuarial Services at KPMG Ireland and Thibault Scaramanga, Director at Barclays Capital London. 

The second panel will tackle strategically VA risk pricing and challenging which will be animated by Eric Benhamou, CEO at Pricing Partners. Confirmed speakers will include Laurent Bourlard, Chief Executive Officer at AXA Hedging Services, Emmanuel Naim, Managing Director of Cross Asset Solutions at Société Générale CIB, Frédéric Planchet, Associate Actuary at Winter & Associates, and Alexis Zervoglos, Head of Insurance Structuring at Commerzbank AG.  

Eric Benhamou CEO of Pricing Partners commented: “We are happy to co-organize with Lunalogic this conference. Variable Annuities are a very topical subject in this low rate environment. We have closely monitored for years variable annuity products and now have been a leader in providing analytics. It is therefore the right time to have a conference to gather key players in this market and continue for us to have strong proximity to our client to provide best analytics for GMxB contracts. I am looking forward to meeting the conference attendees to discuss and imagine the solutions of the future”.

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About Pricing Partners 

Set up by former professionals of the trading industry, Pricing Partners offers accurate solutions for derivatives products valuation, pricing tools and risk analytics with full transparency.  

Pricing Partners delivers: 

  • Price-it® Online, an independent revaluation website for vanilla to the most exotic financial products 
  • Price-it® Excel, a latest generation financial library using a payoff language and cutting edge models 
  • Price-it® Source code, an extensive and professional development platform 
  • Price-it® API, a platform for seamless integration of pricers and analytics into STP solutions 
  • Price-it® for Kondor+ Suite®, a pricing library integrated into Thomson Reuters Kondor+ Suite® 
  • Price-it® for Summit MUST®, a financial library integrated into Misys Summit  

Pricing Partners offers cover commodity, credit, equity, fixed income, fx, funds, inflation, interest rates, life insurance and hybrids OTC products. They are widely adopted by investment banks, asset management firms, hedge funds, corporations, pension funds, fund administrators and audit firms. 

Pricing Partners holds offices in Paris, London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Its solutions have been ranked number 1 in Pricing and Analytics by Structured Products Magazine in 2010. 


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