WASHINGTON -- While the annuity industry remains hush-hush on the topic of the market-timing cases being brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Attorney General, this silence does not indicate a lack of opinion. Speakers and attendees alike voiced their views on the brewing market-timing trouble and regulatory implications for the variable annuity industry here at the Regulatory Affairs Conference sponsored by the National Association for Variable Annuities of Reston, Va. And the consensus was that preventing market timing in annuities is more complex than preventing it in mutual funds.

Kathleen Schulze, VP and assistant general counsel for Aegon Insurance Group in Louisville, Ky., moderated a session called "Market Timing

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