Aflac Earnings Call NUGGETS: Investing Strategy, WAYS Products

Aflac Earnings Call NUGGETS: Investing Strategy, WAYS Products
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On Wednesday, Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL) reported its second quarter earnings and discussed the following topics in its earnings conference call. Take a look.

Investing Strategy

Nigel Dally – Morgan Stanley: With the strategy of investing in the U.S. and swapping back to Japan, can you discuss how much incremental yield you expect to pick up from that strategy? If rates remain unchanged from current levels, what type of Japan new money yields do you expect to achieve in the back half of the year?

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Eric Kirsch – First SVP and Global Chief Investment Officer: Sure. It’s Eric Kirsch, and I can give you a range of estimates. I can’t give you precise numbers just because yields and spreads and different types of purchases could be different depending on market conditions. But by way of example, with this new program that we’ve initiated that Dan mentioned today, we are…………… continues on Wall St. Cheat Sheet

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Coast Guard Signs on to USDA Southeast Alaska Investment Strategy with …
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Biomass is a growing energy source for Southeast Alaska economy

Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) July 27, 2012

The USDA’s Southeast Alaska investment strategy gained more federal buy-in when the Coast Guard recently signed an interagency agreement with the Forest Service to support forest products and renewable energy initiatives. Biomass is an important and growing energy source for the Coast Guard in Alaska according to Civil Engineering Unit-Juneau Executive Officer Wes Hout. The Coast Guard has been leading an effort to convert from heating with oil to the use of wood pellets at their larger Alaska facilities and is interested in collaborating with the Forest Service to further that work.

Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit-Juneau environmental engineer, and agency biomass subject matter expert, Robert Deering, has been instrumental in supporting the Coast Guard’s renewable energy initiative.

“Our unit believes the Coast Guard will ultimately benefit if Mr. Deering’s skills can be more widely leveraged by the federal agencies in the region, resulting in greater regional demand for biomass,” said Hout. “CEU Juneau believes the Coast Guard will ultimately benefit from the development of an industry in Southeast to produce this local energy source.” According to the Coast Guard, previous analysis indic…………… continues on Virtual-Strategy Magazine

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