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

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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