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Life settlement sales drop nearly 50% in 2010

We don't write about life settlements often on Artemis, part of the reason being that we are most interested in life settlement securitization, an area which hasn't seen a huge amount of activity or news lately. We are aware that a good percentage of our readers have an interest in read the full article →

European Life Settlement Association Announces 2011 Election Results and Welcomes New Members

The European Life Settlement Association (ELSA) has issued a press release to announce the results of the election of officers at its Annual General Meeting. The ELSA sets standards for the European life settlement industry and promotes transparency by providing accurate, authoritative information to retail and institutional investors.The following officers read the full article →

Hope Asset Management launches traded life policies insurance-linked investment fund

Life settlements and the secondary market trading in life policies are becoming an increasingly prevalent insurance-linked investment opportunity for investors, insurance companies seeking to receive value for life policies held and pension firms. They're also seen as one of the ways you can hedge some longevity risk by buying/trading in read the full article →

Tranen Capital seeks to protect life settlements investors from longevity risk

Interesting news this morning from Tranen Capital, a provider of alternative investment opportunities particularly around life settlements, who have issued a press release about their life settlements fund which they say is the first to offer investors protection against longevity risk.They've launched a note program which allows investors to link read the full article →

U.S. Life Settlements Annual Volume Dropped 36% in 2009

Press release from Conning Research:--Conning 2009 estimate: $8 billion of life insurance face values settled--Estimated cumulative in-force amount still grew 16%(Hartford, CT) October 28, 2010—In 2009, the life settlements market was hit hard by a significant decrease in investor capital, reducing the ability of life settlements funds to purchase new read the full article →

European Life Settlement Association (ELSA) releases code of practice

The European Life Settlement Association (ELSA), who recently set up a regulatory committee, have now released a code of practice which aims to provide industry standards for its members to use which will help to protect investors in this market.The code of practice aims to address various risks such as read the full article →