Lincoln Recognized for Second Consecutive Year for its Variable Annuity Hedging Strategy
14 March 2017
We are honored to be named "Insurance Risk Management Team of the Year" by #EQDerivatives!

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) today announced that it has received the EQDerivatives 2017 “Insurance Risk Management Team of the Year” award for its market risk management program that utilizes hedging strategies to mitigate risk and volatility from variable annuity products.

“We are honored to receive this award from EQDerivatives, Inc. for the second year in a row,” said Carey Hobbs, senior vice president and head of Market Risk Management for Lincoln Financial Group. “It is this type of recognition that continues to reinforce the strength of our risk management program and the quality of Lincoln’s investment guarantees.”

The award was accepted by Hobbs on March 13 during the “EQDerivatives’ Hedge Fund and Institutional Awards 2017” ceremony that took place at the Yale Club in New York City.

Lincoln Financial was chosen by the EQDerivatives Editorial Board for its work in developing a sophisticated in-house risk management computing infrastructure, trading strategies, and risk metrics to efficiently manage and anticipate various market conditions.

“This is the second year running that Lincoln has won our risk management award, showing its real commitment to the development of this segment of their business,” said Daniel O’Leary, managing editor, EQDerivatives, in New York. “Last year, it was the commitment to innovation that helped the firm seal the prize. This year, Lincoln collected on that investment, which has made it more able to tactically adapt to external events and the changing markets."

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About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $229 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016. Learn more at: Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at

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