Estimating Gross Market Return for Life Settlements: Are your calculations correct?

Estimating Gross Market Return for Life Settlements: Are your calculations correct?

The science around Medical underwriting continues to evolve in the dynamic environment of human longevity while the discussion around appropriate methodologies for uniform financial analysis is timely given the post GFC environment where lack of suitable robust analysis was the root of many a financial failure. You can have the finest underwriting and the best return analysis tools but unless you have the skills to select the best policies these will be wasted.

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Wednesday 16th April 2014     Index, Life Insurance Policy, Life Settlements, ROI

Literature Review: Conning focuses new Life Settlements Opportunities

Literature Review: Conning focuses new Life Settlements Opportunities

The life settlements market is poised for a recovery, and along with it comes new opportunities for investing, according to a recent study, Conning has released its annual report on Life Settlements with reviews on the market opportunities and challenges for this alternative asset class. In its 2013 study, Conning recapped their 2012 report, stating that a healthy demand still exists but the market struggled to raise new capital in 2012. Although renewed interest surfaced in 2013, Berkshire Hathaway confirmed a purchase of a life settlement portfolio with $300 million in face value.

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Literature Review: Empirical Investigation of Life Settlements

Literature Review: Empirical Investigation of Life Settlements

If you are currently searching the web for current, non-bias, and compelling literature on the Life Settlements asset class then you must get your hands on Empirical Investigation of Life Settlements Secondary Market for Life Insurance Policies by Professor Narayan Y. Naik and Afomzo V Juanário, from the London Business School. This compelling literature examines and provides a valuable insight in to internal rate of return (IRR) and other insights about life settlements.

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