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    February 02, 2016

    Investors & Analysts Agree: Life Settlements Asset Class Destined for Long-Term Growth

    A recent study from Conning, Inc., a leading investment management company for the global insurance industry, found that investors purchased $1.7 billion worth of U.S. life insurance face value in 2014, bringing the total active life settlements market to more than $32 billion.

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    February 01, 2016

    A Short History of Life Settlements

    A life settlement is the sale of an existing life insurance policy to an institutional investor at a price higher than the current cash surrender value, but lower than the face amount of the policy. The investor then takes over all the premium obligations and the original owner is relived of the ongoing financial burden while getting a lump-sum that is a lot more than the insurance company told them it was worth if it was surrendered. If a policy does not have cash surrender value, for example with a term policy, a life settlement is still usually possible because most term policies are convertible into cash value policies and, because of that nuance, they can be monetized as well.

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    January 20, 2016

    Life Insurance Settlement Association to Host 6th Annual Institutional Investor Life Settlement Conference on February 22nd in New York City

    The Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) today announced that its Sixth Annual Institutional Investor Life Settlement Conference, the leading professional gathering of institutional investors in the life settlements asset class, will be held on February 22, 2016, at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in New York City.

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    December 18, 2015

    Selling The New Versatility Of Life Insurance

    Advisors are constantly looking for ways to help their clients, but sometimes the nature of insurance works against them. For many clients, insurance is a financial product which they largely forget about. Whether it’s for a car, home, health or a life, clients prefer to have that insurance policy sit in the background of their lives.

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    December 11, 2015

    What Way of Ending Your Life Insurance Is the Best

    Life insurance is never bought for your own benefit. You want to help the people around you with some financial support when you leave the world. All the money that is to be received after your death when you are insured is given to your nearest family members. Of course, it already needs a big heart from a person to think about others and take the pain to help them live a better life when he/she has already passed away. However, there are times when the insured person is not in the position of carrying on with his/her life insurance policy.

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    December 11, 2015

    Universal Life Cost Increases Could Be 'Tip of the Iceberg'

    Some insurers are raising costs on in-force universal life insurance contracts, due largely to persistently low interest rates, which has some industry watchers concerned more firms will follow suit as rates remain depressed.

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    December 09, 2015

    Surprise: Your Life-Insurance Rates Are Going Up [WSJ - Subscription Required]

    Major insurers are breaking a long-standing industry taboo of raising rates on life-insurance policies they sold to consumers years ago, in the latest fallout from a prolonged stretch of low interest rates. ... Her family faces a 15% increase next year, amounting to tens of thousands of dollars, for an 80-year-old family member’s multimillion-dollar coverage, with additional increases over the next few years. Among her options: selling the policy to investors in the industry’s secondary market.

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    December 07, 2015

    Aging Matters - Sources for Families to Pay for Senior Care

    Studies show that 70% of people over 65 will need some form of senior care and it's one of the most complex challenges an individual and family will confront. As many professionals know, consumers do not plan for long-term care nor do they save for it.

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