Legacy Keys Have Been Discontinued: The June 2015 release of AXIS 2015.11.02 is the last release to support Legacy Keys. AXIS versions released hereafter will require our User Based Key Licensing System. Please see Knowledge Base article 1848 or contact Michael Pomerantz for more information.
New Software Requirements Are In Effect: Required components must be installed on computers running AXIS versions starting with 2015.07.02. For details see Knowledge Base article 1866 and new installation instructions in Knowledge Base article 1924.
Expected Changes to AXIS Cell Structure: Changes
are coming to AXIS through two new features that will impact how
users set up and use liability module Cells. The first change
will impact the Cell assumption
screens by introducing Assumption Sets. This feature will
relocate the actuarial assumptions currently found in Pricing and
Reserve Sections and will greatly increase the number of assumption
sets supported. Potential timing is early 2016. See
Knowledge Base article 1975 for more details. The second
change will be the introduction
of new Cell Tags to clearly document and define the intended
scope of each Cell. This feature is also expected to arrive
in early 2016, and is described in
Knowledge Base article 1991.
AXIS EnterpriseLink: EnterpriseLink 4.5.101 has been released and is available. Click here for information or contact Victor Rubinstein or Marina Mirzoyan about AXIS EnterpriseLink.
SQL LocalDB Storage for DataLink: The SQL LocalDB Storage for DataLink tables is available in AXIS. The new format significantly improves capacity and performance when operating with large amounts of DataLink table data. Click here to learn more.
Hedging Functionality: The Hedge Projection Module of AXIS integrates the simulation of dynamic hedging strategies within all pricing and projection of VA products, including the calculation of reserves and capital. The Daily Hedging Module supports the operation of a hedging program through the efficient overnight calculation of a full panel of option values and Greeks, based on latest economic parameters and multiple selected individual and combination shocks. Contact Trevor
Howes for more information.