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Alpha Growth & SL Investment Mgmt join for life settlements fund

Financial advisory business Alpha Growth plc said today that it has signed a joint venture agreement with established life settlements specialist SL Investment Management that will see the pair launching a new life settlements fund strategy.SL Investment Management (SLIM) has been in the longevity risks and life settlements investing space read the full article →

BroadRiver gets $876m in commitments for third life settlements fund

New York based alternative investment specialist, BroadRiver Asset Management, L.P, has raised $876 million of commitments for its third life settlements fund, with capital coming from institutional limited partners from North America, Europe, and the Middle East.BroadRiver has a longevity focus for its life settlements strategy, named BroadRiver III, L.P., read the full article →

Vida Capital raises $886m for longevity focused life settlements fund

Vida Capital, an alternative asset manager with around $3.5 billion under management in various insurance-linked strategies has raised $886 million for a new closed-end life settlement fund, which is predominantly focused on longevity-contingent risk.The company had been targeting a $750 million capital raise for its new Vida Insurance Credit Opportunity read the full article →

Life settlement fund backed by Acheron lists on London Stock Exchange

A life settlements investment fund, Life Settlement Assets PLC, has been listed on the London Stock Exchange's specialist fund segment this morning, as the manager of the strategy looks to gain access to a broader cross-section of investors through a listed closed-ended vehicle.The listing of insurance and reinsurance linked investment funds read the full article →

BroadRiver raises $366 million for life settlements fund

Alternative investment specialist, BroadRiver Asset Management, L.P, has successfully raised $366 million from existing and new investors for its life settlement fund, BroadRiver II.The fund aims to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns with limited volatility and negligible correlation to broader financial markets, by holding a significant number of non-contestable life insurance read the full article →

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 →