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FSA concerned over potential for mis-selling life settlements

The UK's Financial Services Authority has voiced it's concerns over the potential for mis-selling in the life settlements sector. Their concern lies mainly in the fact that these are complex products with many risk factors to be taken into consideration. The FSAS expects providers to be clear about their target read the full article →

S&P still avoiding rating life settlement securitizations

Standard & Poor's have released a report which details their opinion on life settlement securitizations. Despite seeing increasing interest in this asset class and being approached with inquiries from various institutions, S&P say they have no plans to start rating them anytime soon.S&P believe there are inherent risks and obstacles read the full article →

There is a clear distinction between life settlement securitization and the sub-prime mortgage crisis

I'm sure that by now almost all of you will be aware of the article that the New York Times wrote a few weeks back which described life insurance settlement securitization as almost akin to the sub-prime mortgage securitizations which caused financial markets to implode. I didn't write about it read the full article →