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S&P still avoiding rating life settlement securitizations

News 16th October 2009

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 in securitizing life settlements […]

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Aegon raises capital through innovative life insurance securitization

News 22nd July 2008

Aegon has announced that it has successfully completed a transaction to help it raise capital through realising profits early on a book of life insurance policies. The deal will release approx EUR 315m by delivering profits from some of it’s life policies held with Aegon Scottish Equitable now, in return for the profits which arise […]

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Bond wrappers for life insurance securitization?

News 9th May 2008

There is some good commentary on the Standard & Poor’s website about their recent insurance linked securities conference which discusses the state of the life insurance securitization market. Highlights of the release below: Will Life Insurance Securitizations Wither Without Bond Wrappers? Issuance of traditional life ILS, where long-term risk is typically packaged and backed up […]

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