SOURCE: Carlisle Management Company

Carlisle Management Company

June 20, 2011 09:45 ET

Carlisle Announces Its Mark-to-Market Valuation System Is Becoming Industry Standard

LUXEMBOURG--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2011) - Carlisle Management Company, the Luxembourg-based alternative fund manager, today announces the successful two year anniversary of the Long Term Growth Fund, the first Life Settlement fund to have utilised a Mark-to-Market valuation methodology. Launched in July 2009, the Long Term Growth Fund signalled a new breed of Life Settlement investment fund addressing investor concerns over valuation, regulation and transparency issues.

As managers of the first Mark-to-Market Life Settlement Fund, Carlisle provides investors with access to maximum diversification strategies based on U.S. life insurance in a fully regulated FCP-SIF structure. By utilising the company's 30 years of combined management experience in Life Settlement investment strategies, Carlisle has developed an industry leading platform for institutional investors to gain exposure to this exciting asset class.

"The Luxembourg Life Fund was created from the ground-up as a new breed of life settlement fund, addressing the major concerns of institutional investors," said Jose Garcia, Carlisle's Chief Executive. "One of the most significant changes to the Life Settlement industry has been the shift towards regulated funds with Mark-to-Market valuation. We are proud to have developed the first such fund and are encouraged that our innovative pioneering approach is fast becoming the industry standard."

"Mark-to-Market valuation provides the investor with a more sophisticated system to determine the value of the investment," says Victor Heggelman, Chief Financial Officer at Carlisle. "By appraising the portfolio at market value we mitigate against misstating the value of the fund. As investors become more and more sophisticated in their understanding of Life Settlement investments we are seeing our approach to an open-ended Life Settlement vehicle become the industry standard."

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Carlisle Management Company SCA (CMC) is a Luxembourg based fund management firm focused on the US secondary life insurance market known as life settlements. Carlisle specializes in alternative asset strategy consulting and life settlement fund development. CMC also is a provider of alternative risk finance and secondary market insurance product consulting. For more information on Carlisle and its life settlement services, please visit the website at

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