SOURCE: Life Insurance Settlement Association

August 07, 2006 08:00 ET

Institutional Investor Journals and the Life Insurance Settlement Association Announce the Publication of a Special Section on Life Settlements in The Journal of Structured Finance

Industry Officials Applaud the Special Section on Life Settlements as the Most Comprehensive and Authoritative Source of Information on the Status of the Emerging Secondary Market for Life Insurance

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 7, 2006 --Institutional Investor Journals and the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) today announced the publication and release of a special section on the growing life settlement industry which appears in the Summer 2006 edition of The Journal of Structured Finance. The special section was a joint initiative between the publisher of Institutional Investor Journals and LISA in response to the growing demand for information on the emerging life settlement marketplace.

"As the secondary market for life insurance draws greater interest from institutional investors and becomes more widely known among senior consumers, we see an increased need for authoritative information on this topic," stated Doug Head, Executive Director of LISA. "The Journal contains seven articles written by industry experts explaining the secondary market supply chain, product flow constraints, operational challenges of providers, minimizing portfolio risk of investors, market inefficiencies, and an analysis of the value to the consumer," Head added. LISA is the life settlement industry's largest trade association and regarded as "the voice of the industry."

According to Allison Adams, publisher of Institutional Investor Journals, the special issue on life settlements will involve an extended distribution beyond the publication's current subscriber base. "Those receiving the publication include wealth managers, hedge fund managers, investment bankers, institutional money managers, lawyers, rating agency analysts, consultants, and others," Adams stated.

Scott Kirby, LISA vice president, applauded the effort as "groundbreaking" and praised both the publisher and members of LISA who supported the project. "If LISA is the 'voice of the industry,' then this special section in The Journal of Structured Finance is an amplifier through which that voice is heard," Kirby stated. Kirby is co-president of Advanced Settlements, Inc., a life settlement company that provided editorial content for The Journal and helped spearhead the publishing partnership with Allison Adams.

About Institutional Investor, Inc. and The Journal of Structured Finance

Institutional Investor, Inc., headquartered in New York City, publishes the leading practitioner-focused journals read by thousands of institutional investors, portfolio managers and finance professionals worldwide. Each journal is regarded as the authoritative, practical reference guide on the most effective financial techniques and leading-edge investment strategies in the institutional marketplace. The Journal of Structured Finance offers insightful, comprehensive research and commentary on all aspects of structured finance for the practitioner, by the practitioner. Readers include investment bankers, portfolio managers, financiers, academics, traders, lawyers, consultants and institutional investors seeking or providing structured products. For more information, or to order reprints, visit

About LISA

The Life Insurance Settlement Association is located in Orlando, Florida, and is a Florida-based non-profit association founded in 1994 to serve as a national resource center, providing information about life settlements. LISA, which currently has over 100 member companies, is the industry's largest and oldest trade and professional organization in the life settlement industry. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Doug Head

    Allison Adams
    Institutional Investor Journals

    Marlene Frith (for Scott Kirby)
    Advanced Settlements, Inc.