A Life Settlements Benchmark/Index

In all asset classes, both Investors and Managers alike, look where possible to have access to and industry wide benchmark/index to assess performance and compare themselves with their peers. Clearly this is a good thing when available. The trap for the uninformed or novice investor is to distinguish between true benchmarking and the marketing “Spin”.

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Estimating Gross Market Return for Life Settlements

The application of correct policy data in any calculation is of paramount importance in the life settlement asset class. 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.

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