SOURCE: Life Insurance Settlement Association

Life Insurance Settlement Association

April 16, 2010 11:16 ET

Poised for New Growth: April 28-30 -- LISA Convenes Largest Life Settlement Event of the Year

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) -  For the 16th consecutive year, the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) will convene the largest gathering of secondary market professionals in the industry. On April 28-30 in Washington, D.C., the 16th Annual Spring Life Settlement Conference will set the agenda for an industry at a critical juncture. This important event will showcase a diverse cross-section of institutional investors, hedge fund managers, legal experts and other seasoned professionals with shared interests in the multi-billion dollar life settlement market.


After another tumultuous year, both economically and politically, industry professionals agree that life settlements have arrived at a determinative moment in its young history. "2009 saw a litany of significant activity on both the state and federal level," explained Doug Head, LISA Executive Director. "If we learned anything from 2009 it's that interest among financial institutions and policy makers has increased and not waned, raising the investment for all. This Spring Conference will play a pivotal role is defining what's at stake and setting a clear course for action. Serious professionals should reserve their seat today."


LISA conferences consistently attract the deepest pool of intellectual talent in the secondary market. This year's spring event is no exception. "Among the many industry professionals headlining the spring agenda, LISA is particularly pleased to welcome Mr. Takashi Yoneda," declared Will Menezes, LISA Business Manager. Mr. Yoneda is representative director of PWN Japan Securities Co, Ltd. (formerly LPL Japan Securities). "With a long and distinguished career in the banking and securities sectors," Menezes continued, "Mr. Yoneda will address the unique characteristics of secondary market activity in Japan. As the market flowers on new continents, Mr. Yoneda offers an exclusive opportunity for our attendees to better understand Japanese life settlement interests."

Other session headlines include:

  • Life Settlement Standardization and Best Practices: The Key to Building Market Confidence
  • Life Settlements Post Rulings 2009-13 and 2009-14: The New Way of Doing Business
  • Red Flags: Frauds and Scams in the Life Settlement Industry
  • Life Settlement Legal Issues Round Table
  • Understanding and Validating Mortality-In Layman's Terms!
  • and many others...


The Spring Conference opens with a special opportunity for attendees to gain invaluable insight into the new Illinois licensing regime while securing CIE credit for Illinois licensure.


The Spring Conference is replete with opportunities to establish new relationships, re-connect with existing colleagues and expand one's networking base. LISA staff has crafted multiple intimate settings for attendees to mix and mingle including cocktail receptions, business luncheons and a broad array of exhibitors. Finally, conference attendees enjoy 24/7 post-conference access to the complete attendee list as well as all distributed conferences materials.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Conference registration rates will increase COB April 16, 2010. To register for the Spring Conference, view the agenda, or to learn more, please visit:

About LISA

Established in 1994, the Life Insurance Settlement Association is the oldest and largest trade organization in the industry. Its goal is to promote the development, integrity, and reputation of the life settlement industry, and to promote a competitive market for the people it serves. LISA now represents over 130 members with a wide variety of interests in the industry. For more about the association, visit

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