The “Life Settlement Index” discontinued

The “Life Settlement Index” discontinued

A few days ago trade papers reported that the “Life Settlement Index” has been discontinued by its founder AA Partners Ltd of St Gallen, Switzerland. The article included the following statements; “AA Partners has discontinued its index comparing the performance of life settlements with two other indexes after a study found that many fund managers inflate the value of the asset.….Hess said his firm thus concluded that the index contained funds whose net asset values were wrong and didn’t reflect actual performance.”

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Tuesday 9th February 2016     Valuation, Index, Benchmarking, Life Settlements Index

Showing Our Support for RizeUp

Showing Our Support for RizeUp

Joining together to show our support for a wonderful local organisation RizeUp Australia. A community driven organisation dedicated to supporting the brave families leaving domestic and family violence.

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Friday 18th December 2015     Social Responsibility, RizeUp

Our Commitment to Basis.Point

Our Commitment to Basis.Point

We have recently had the pleasure to show our support for basis.point by becoming a corporate patron. Basis.point is an organisation which is supporting the young people of Ireland and making a real contribution to improving their education. Our donations will support them in bestowing “grants to charities to fund programmes and initiatives that focus on education and which aim to make a sustainable and tangible difference to those living in poverty.”

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Friday 11th December 2015     Basis.Point, Social Responsibility

Who is guarding your investment?

Who is guarding your investment?

Some investors see multi-asset managers, with numerous fund options, as highly experienced and others may feel that boutique managers with a single focus have boundless experience and are capable to significant success. One team might do a great job, and one team might not. Varying traits may be the cause of this but individual personnel experience has a key role to play.

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Tuesday 15th September 2015     About Us, Investment Team, Insurance Linked Investments

What to do when the stock market is unstable?

What to do when the stock market is unstable?

The current instability witnessed in the Chinese stock market has hit investor confidence hard and some analysts are warning that the region should expect more volatility. Whether China, and its surrounding neighbours, remain the epicentre of current market instability, one thing is certain, investors need to focus their asset allocation toward adding some truly diversifying investments.

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Fund Launches on Irish Fund Portal

Fund Launches on Irish Fund Portal

Global Insurance Settlements Funds PLC is proud to announce that the GIS General Fund has been accepted into the ISE Fund Hub. This is new and exciting web based information portal for funds listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.

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Purchasing Policies in the Tertiary Life Insurance Market

Purchasing Policies in the Tertiary Life Insurance Market

The tertiary life insurance market is a very interesting animal. The skill sets required to navigate it successfully are a very diverse mix. This mix of skills also needs to be in the correct balance, because too much of some and too little of others will result in sub-optimal outcomes .

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Wednesday 27th May 2015     Investing, Policies, Asset Management, Life Settlements

Valuation Dilemmas in Life Settlements

Valuation Dilemmas in Life Settlements

Have you ever wondered why so many life settlements funds vary in expected returns? During your due diligence have you found it difficult to compare returns of what appears on the surface to be apparently similar life settlements funds? Valuation risks are possibly one of the key administrative dilemmas facing the asset class and one which many industry players struggle in mitigating.

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Thursday 2nd April 2015     Valuation, Policies, Portfolio

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