Life Settlement Investing Basics
In this first video in our 3 part series, our principal and actuary explains the basics about life settlements, the size of the market, some major investors, and offers a numerical example of how a life settlement transaction works.
In this 3 part video series, an actuary draws upon his past experience in helping AIG, the world’s largest investor in life settlements, to manage and evaluate its $4 billion life settlement portfolio of 6,000 policies to explain the risks and benefits of investing in life settlements.
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- Life Settlement Basics
In this video, an actuary explains the basics about life settlements, the size of the market, some major investors, and offers a numerical example of how a life settlement transaction works.
- Life Settlement Participant Risks
Takes a detailed look at the risks posed to life settlement investors by all participants in the life settlement transaction process (Policy Owner, Life Settlement Provider, Broker, LE Provider, Premium Software Provider, Life Settlement Firm, etc).
- Life Settlement Financial Risks
Takes a detailed look at the financial risks faced by life settlement investors which include erroneous mortality and premium assumptions and liquidity issues that are raised because of them. Offers Life Settlement Investors tips on how to maximize the value of their investment in the industry.
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Available at: http://www.merchantbankingresources.com/images/Articles.pdf
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Available at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303404704577309840190718420.html
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Available at: http://lifesettlements.dealflow.com/article/article.cfm?sk=ucaxfszazdkggjg&q=fortress
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Available at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/20387627/Portrayal-of-Life-Settlements-in-Consumer-Focused-Publications
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Available at: http://www.finra.org/investors/protectyourself/investoralerts/annuitiesandinsurance/p018469
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Available at: http://www.lifepolicygroup.com/press/market-rocked-as-21st-services-changes-mortality-tables
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Available at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/pressreleases/February12/bindayetalindictment.html
- Department of Justice. “United States Announces Eight Million Dollar ($8,000,000) Penalty And Non-Prosecution Agreement with Imperial Holdings, Inc. Apr 30, 2012.
Available at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/nh/press/2012/Imperial.html
- SEC. “SEC Charges Life Settlements Firm and Three Executives with Disclosure and Accounting Fraud.” Jan 3, 2012.
Available at: http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2012/2012-2.htm
- Risk Market News. “Assured Fund Resets Mortality, cuts NAV.” 22 Feb 2012.
Available at: http://www.riskmarketnews.com/files/Assured_Fund_Resets_Mortality_Cuts_NAV.html
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Available at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-05/benmosche-may-limit-aig-death-benefit-wagers-after-185-million-impairment.html
- Deal Flow Media. “HM Ruby Portfolio with $1.36B in Face Amount on Block.” 13 Apr 2011.
Available at: http://lifesettlements.dealflow.com/wires/article.cfm?title=HM-Ruby-Portfolio-136B-Face-Amount-Auction-Block&id=nlrragfrmidjaob
- Deal Flow Media. “Fortress Buys SageCrest Portfolio for $35M in Bankruptcy Auction.” 09 May 2011.
Available at: http://lifesettlements.dealflow.com/wires/article.cfm?title=Fortress-Buys-SageCrest-Portfolio-35M-Bankruptcy-Auction&id=lispasfrxxewpmk
- Steger, Alex. “Lifemark bondholders set for showdown talks.” New Model Advisor. 19 Oct 2011.
Available at: http://citywire.co.uk/new-model-adviser/lifemark-bondholders-set-for-showdown-talks/a534644
- The Daily Deal. “PE Firms bid for $6B KBC Life Settlement Assets”. 14 Oct 2010.
Available at: http://www.thelifeline.com/download/Dealarticle.pdf
- Life Settlements Task Force.. “Staff Report to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.” U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. July 22, 2010.
Available at: http://www.sec.gov/news/studies/2010/lifesettlements-report.pdf