A Life Settlements Benchmark/Index: We are not there yet!

A Life Settlements Benchmark/Index: We are not there yet!

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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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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