SOURCE: Life Insurance Settlement Association

Life Insurance Settlement Association

January 24, 2012 14:48 ET

Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) Announces Speakers for Second Annual Institutional Investor Life Settlement Conference Set for February 22 in New York City

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - LISA, the oldest and largest association serving the life settlement industry, announces its second annual Institutional Investor Life Settlement Conference, set for February 22, 2012, at the Harvard Club of New York City, 35 West 44th Street, New York, NY.

Last year's inaugural event was highly praised by investors and the life settlement industry for its ability to forge important new partnerships.

This second annual conference offers principals and sponsors who manage pension, endowment, and foundation funds an important forum for exchanging information and ideas with participants in the life settlement industry.

"Life settlements offer many positive attributes for the portfolios of pension funds, endowments and foundations," says Darwin Bayston, Executive Director of the Life Insurance Settlement Association. "Low correlation, measurable risk, and attractive returns can contribute optimally to the risk/return profile of portfolios," notes Bayston.

A broad array of informative conference sessions will be delivered by guest speakers who are leading industry experts. Planned topics include:

  • The State of the Life Settlement Industry
  • The Perspectives and Experience of a Pension Sponsor
  • Addressing the Needs of Pension, Endowment, and Foundation Funds
  • Investment Strategy: Portfolio Acquisition vs. Individual Policy Origination
  • Perspectives from an Investment Management Consultant
  • Performance-Reporting Standards for Life Settlement Portfolios
  • Roundtable Discussion

Scheduled speakers for the conference include:

  • Mark Flaherty, Past County Controller, Allegheny County, PA
  • Darwin Bayston, Executive Director, LISA
  • Craig Seitel, CEO, Axis Thought Capital, LLC
  • Alan Buerger, CEO and Co-Founder, Coventry
  • Laurence Hansen, Partner, Locke Lord LLP
  • Nate Evans, President and CEO, Maple Life Financial, Inc.

LISA believes that it is important for institutional investors to understand and feel comfortable with life settlements as an investment alternative. In turn, participants in the life settlement industry must also be aware of the requirements of institutional investors to invest in the asset class.

As conference host, the association looks forward to a productive, informative, and educational conference for fund principals and sponsors as well as industry participants.

Note: Attendance will be at no charge for qualified institutional investors, compliments of LISA. Members and non-members can take advantage of our early-bird rate.

LISA, "the voice of the industry," is the oldest and largest association serving the life settlement industry. Over the association's 15 years, it has provided key guidance in developing legislation and regulations that have served to cultivate and encourage an open, transparent, and free environment for the transaction of life settlements.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Darwin Bayston
    Executive Director
    (407) 894-3797
    Email: Email Contact

    For details on conference registration or press credentials, contact:

    Tisha Williams
    Director of Members Services and Sales
    (407) 894-3797
    Email: Email Contact

    On the Web: www.lisa.org