Best’s Review Webinar: Economist A. Gary Shilling on Global Deleveraging and Investment Strategies for Insurance Companies

In a special one-hour webinar set for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, August 8, Economist Dr. A. Gary Shilling and co-founders of Prime Institutional Group, Ray M. Gilliam and Allen R. Paksima, will review 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.

In the interactive presentation in streaming video format, Shilling will discuss the macro economic forces that are bringing about deflationary forces both in the United States 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). Shilling and other panelists will also address questions that are submitted in advance or during the interactive webinar, which is presented at no cost. Register at

Webinar speakers will include:

  • 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

Coverage of the webinar will be featured in an upcoming issue of Best's Review. For more information about the webinar, please call (908) 439-2200, ext. 5561, or email

Best’s Review, A.M. Best Co.’s award-winning monthly publication (, covers the global insurance industry. For information about advertising in Best’s Review or webinar sponsorship opportunities, call (908) 439-2200 ext. 5399, or email

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